This BHS Horse Care & Management course is the first of the Essential Horse Knowledge Certificates, accredited by the British Horse Society. By taking this course you will gain a sound introduction of horse knowledge and the ability to care for a horse. On completion of this BHS course you will receive a Certificate from the British Horse Society, a valuable qualification that will benefit your CV!
- On completing this course you will gain a qualification from the British Horse Society.
- Seven Modules with interactive online quizzes and videos to watch to reinforce your learning.
- A Workbook to complete Learning Activities in as you progress through the course.
- 1 final exam lasting 45 minutes, to be taken at home.
- 30 recommended study hours - this is only a guide to the learning hours required as it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.
- Flexible payment options: course fees can be paid in full or spread over six monthly instalments.
- Suitable for all ages.
- Bespoke course material written by industry experts.
- Unlimited dedicated tutor support: online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.
- Opportunity to liaise with other students for support.
- FREE career advice.
- ALL course costs are included: everything you need to know to pass this course is included in your course material as are exam fees and certification.
Who is this course for?
This course will suit anyone who is looking to learn more about the care and management of horses. The recommended minimum age is 12 years. We have students from a wealth of backgrounds:
- Children who are being home schooled.
- Retired people who would enjoy studying and learning more about horses.
- Horse Owners.
- Potential Horse owners.
- Parents of ‘horse loving’ children.
- Students thinking of beginning a career in horses.
- Students who ride on a weekend and would like to know about the care of horses as well as riding.
This is the first level of the new Essential Horse Knowledge Certificates. After completion of the entry level, you can progress to the Level 1. By successfully completing this course you will have a BHS accredited qualification that is recognised and held in high esteem throughout the equine industry.
PAYMENT BY INSTALMENTS
If you want to pay in Instalments then you can do this by following the link below to the Instalment course page. You can pay in six monthly instalments of £37 and have the course material drip fed to you over the course of that time.
"The BHS Entry Level Award in Essential Horse Knowledge turned out to be not too time-consuming, so perfect to do besides a busy schedule. I think it is ideal for a riding school student who does not get much exposure to practical aspects of horse keeping like stable management. The course enables you to think about what you will have to know once you get to loan a horse or own one of your own. The online course site and the learning materials are very well designed. The staff at Equine Distance Learning have been extremely efficient and friendly in helping me every step along the way."
Philipp Wirtz, June 2019
"The course was a lovely way to expand my knowledge of horses, the modules were very useful and easy to understand. It was also a great addition to my home-schooling which also provided a BHS approved certificate at the end."
Danielle Allum, March 2019
"I have just started the BHS Essential Horse Knowledge course with Equine Distance Learning and already finding it really useful in my day to day horse handling. It is making me think more about what I'm doing and why I'm doing it that way. The course has so much information and the workbook makes you really think. From the easy booking process of the course to the course itself and also the communication from Equine Distance Learning I am really excited to complete it and enroll on to more! Its suitable for everyone!"
Sally Jayne Williamson, March 2019
Lucy Wildman-Ayre, March 2019
"Studying with Equine Distance Learning has been so easy to fit in with a hectic lifestyle of being a mum to three young children. I have been able to study at my own pace and any help needed has been very forthcoming. I am currently studying another course with them and hope to start yet another again very soon. A helpful friendly learning centre which I’d highly recommend."
Tanya Walsh, February 2018
"I have recently completed the BHS entry level in Essential Horse Care, and I am so glad I decided to do it. I have been riding for many years but wanted to expand my knowledge and pursue a career with horses. The tutors are incredibly friendly and so helpful, the course is very easy to follow and is enjoyable to do. I have learned so much already and I am genuinely excited to continue with more courses!"
Melissa Shilton, October 2017
"I am Noelien from South Africa. I have completed the BHS Essential Horse Knowledge Entry Level and studying with Equine Distance Learning has been so much fun and absolutely informative. I am super exited to start on the Level One course. I have had horses all my life but wanted to further my knowledge and came across this website. I sent an email, and Kerry was extremely helpful and supportive throughout everything. I would like to thank the team for all their hard work and kindness, they truly become like a family to their students.'
Noelien Venter, September 2017
"A big thank you to the Equine Distance Learning for getting me through my BHS Essential Horse Knowledge Certificate entry level exam. It was a great experience, I have a busy job and two young children so to be able to fit study around those has been amazing, Kerry and Sarah have been hugely supportive and I will be signing up with them for the next level."
Julie Hobbis, July 2017
"It was an excellent choice to chose Equine Distance learning as my tutors for the BHS Entry Level Essential Horse Knowledge. The notes and the workbook were very understandable and every question that I asked was quickly answered in a professional way. I’ll be doing more levels with EDL in the near future.”
George Attard, November 2016
Sarah Tame, a BHS Stage 4 Senior Coach in Complete Horsemanship, has trained numerous students up to Pony Club A test, BHS Stage 4 level. Sarah competes herself in BE, BS and BD events and holds her NLP Master Practitioner Certificate in Sport. Sarah holds an FdSc in Equine Studies and has 8 years experience of lecturing at an Equestrian College where she has acquired valuable skills in writing courses, assessments and in helping students to achieve. Her City and Guilds Level 5 Certificate in Further Education also guarantees you will receive high quality teaching material. Sarah is currently studying for an MSc in Equine Science at Hartpury College.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and cannot thank you all enough for your support and encouragement. A brilliant and enjoyable learning experience. I will be enrolling for the next level later to day as I am keen to continue . Thank you so much for everything.”
Martin Bullock, April 2016
"Thank you Equine Distance Learning for helping me to pass the BHS Essential Horse Knowledge certification exam! Your course materials were very complete, easy to follow, and well written. They were key to helping me prepare for the exam. Your supplementary video tutorials were particularly effective. I am impressed by the level of professionalism in your materials and won’t hesitate to recommend your program to friends, and of course, I plan to sign up for your courses when I take other BHS exams. I especially appreciated the one-on-one attention your staff gave me throughout the process, for example, by answering my questions and assisting me with testing arrangements. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised by the personal attention I received from both Kerry and Sarah, including the handwritten note that was sent with my test packet wishing me good luck on test day! That was such a nice touch and gave me a good feeling going into the test. With your help, I passed the test and get to move on to the next level! Thank you and see you next time!"
Kristina G (USA), July 2015