The BHS Stage One exam is not hugely difficult but the majority of people find that they need help with exam technique and there are usually lots of 'gaps' that need filling in. This course from Equine Distance Learning will give you the knowledge AND more importantly, the exam technique you need to pass first time. This course is studied via distance learning without the need to travel anywhere.
- Eight modules
- Eleven Learning Activities
- Two Assessments
- Unlimited tutor support
- Opportunities to liaise with fellow students
- Equine Distance Learning Certificate
Who is this course suitable for?
- Students wishing to pass their BHS Stage 1 exam
- Students that ride at stables and wish to learn out to safety carry out practical tasks
- Students wishing to learn how to confidently handle horses
This course is designed to train and prepare you for the BHS Stage 1 Care award. This course is ideally suited to those of you who are time limited, or who do not have access to, or would prefer not to be trained at a training center, and those of you who would prefer to have a more one-to-one training experience with individual feedback.
This course is not like a book, as it will give you information on what the assessors will be looking for, giving you guidance on exam technique and practical exercises to prepare you fully for the exam. Our past students have particularly enjoyed the individual and detailed feedback on their practical demonstrations.
There are now two sections to the BHS Stage 1 Care certificate; Care A and Care B
This course will teach you all you need to know for the exam. It must be emphasised that this exam is a practical one. In this training course you will be linked to video demonstrations and if you choose to have your practical assessments and online exam marked by us, you will have to submit videos of yourself demonstrating tasks in order to assess that you are up to the required standard (Please note that there is an additional charge of £40 for marking).
CARE A includes:
1. The Responsibilities of working on a stable yard
2. Be able to maintain a clean stable.
3. Be able to carry out routine grooming tasks
4. Be able to describe horses and know about horse behaviour and health
5. Be able to use rugs appropriately
CARE B includes:
6. Be able to tack up and untack
7. Be able to handle a horse. Grassland management
8. Be able to feed and water a horse
"I passed the Ride Safe Award recently so have now complete BHA Stage 1. I hold the Ride, Care, Ride Safe Award and the Complete Horsemanship Certificates.
This has been made possible by the confidence fostered in me through the comprehensive course materials provided by Equine Distance Learning. The materials remain an important part of study now I am moving on to Stage 2 - which I never thought I would be able to complete.
For anyone wanting to confirm knowledge and gain deeper understanding of horse care I can say with complete confidence - go to Equine Distance Learning and experience the support from Kerry and Sarah - the courses are invaluable."
- Judith Milling, June 2018
"I’ve never felt the confidence to go and do my BHS Levels, however when I saw Equine Distance Learning’s BHS Stage 1 Preeperation course I thought this may be a good way to help me prepare. I’ve never been good in assessment environments so doing it this way took off the pressure. I really enjoyed doing this course and now feel a lot more confident to go and sit my BHS Stage 1 Exam. If you're thinking of doing your Stages but are nervous about it, this course is a great way to get you started.
- Olivia Sanders, June 2018
StartThe reasons for grooming
StartIdentify the items in a grooming kit
StartGroom a horse
StartLEARNING ACTIVITY TWO: Groom a horse
StartIdentify if a horse needs shoeing or trimming
StartLEARNING ACTIVITY THREE: Shoeing
StartIdentify external parts of the horse's foot
StartLEARNING ACTIVITY FOUR: External parts of the horse's hoof
StartDescribe how to groom a horse after work
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PAYMENT IN INSTALMENTS
If you want to pay in Instalments then you can do so by following the link below to the Instalment course page. You can pay in six monthly instalments of £34 and have the course material drip fed to you over the course of that time.