Level One Horse Care & Management Course

First in the series of Equine Distance Learning's Horse Care & Management courses.

This course is the first in our series of Horse Care and Management Certificates. This professionally produced horse care course by Equine Distance Learning is aimed at people who are looking to learn the basics that everyone interested in horses needs to know! It will suit horse riders, prospective horse owners or sharers, people wishing to update their knowledge and home educated children with a passion for horses.

This basic level Horse Care course is very similar to the BHS Horse Owners’ Level One Certificate that has now been phased out. The Horse Care & Management course completed by distance learning without the need to travel anywhere. You can work at your own pace and around your other commitments. Assessments are also completed via distance learning and then sent in for marking. You will benefit from full tutor support throughout the course and will not be charged any extra for the marking of your assessments. Once you have completed the course successfully you will be awarded with an Equine Distance Learning Horse Care & Management Level One Certificate.

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Course Snapshot

  • 9 modules containing 15 learning activities and two assessments
  • One online test at the end of the course
  • 30 recommended study hours
  • Flexible payment options
  • Bespoke course material written by industry experts
  • Unlimited tutorial support
  • Assessment marking and certification
  • Opportunity to liaise with other students for support

Would you like to pay in Instalments? You can pay in six instalments of £33.

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Course Curriculum

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"Having just completed my Level One course in Horse Care & Management, I waned to take the opportunity to say how much I enjoyed it. Although not a naturally academic person I found myself looking forward to each module and wanting to do more. I learned new things, was reminded of things I had forgotten and most importantly I believe it is enabling me to take better care of two very precious horses. The course was laid out in a straight-forward, user friendly way and the staff at Equine Distance Learning have been both friendly and supportive. Thank you!'

Siobhan Bennett, December 2019

"‘I took the Level One Horse Care & Management course, and firstly I would 100% recommend Equine Distance Learning to anyone! It’s so easy to fit around everyday life. Kerry has been so understanding and patient when I couldn’t get things done by the deadline, due to other commitments, which I’m super thankful for! I’ve been able to refresh my horse knowledge while having fun doing so! Can’t wait to do Level Two."

Chloe Towers, March 2019

"I struggled in the beginning of my course as I hadn't studied for many years but the simplicity of the course layout and the way it was broken down allowed me to study as and when and at my own pace and relaxed me enough to be confident in my ability. The support from Kerry and the team was fantastic and my results were always sent back to me very quickly. Would highly recommend equine distance learning. This was my first course but it will not be my last 😀"

Stacey Jones, January 2019

"I have been working with horses for many years but never had any qualifications in this sphere due to having a very busy life but this course has fitted in perfectly. I have enjoyed every moment of the course as I believe in the horse industry you never stop learning. It was great to know I always had support when I needed it and would definitely recommend anybody to enrol as you really have nothing to lose! Thank you!"

Rachel-Dee Atkins, May 2018

"I have really loved it and enjoyed the learning. Everyone has been so helpful and prompt with any enquires.
Im looking forward already to looking for my next course with you."

Helen Redshaw, January 2018

“I really enjoyed doing the Level 1 Horse Care and Management course. I have never done a home course study before but I’m pleased I did because it gave me something to do, learn about the horses and gaining a qualification. Thank you to Kerry and Sarah for all your support and keeping updated on how I’m doing. I would recommend Equine Distance Learning to anyone who has an interest or a person who is keen to learn more about horses. I am so happy and proud of achieving and passing my exam.”

Anne Hill, January 2017


Your Instructor

Sarah Tame
Sarah Tame

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 a Foundation Degree 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.

“EDL has really helped me get on track for university while also studying full time in London. Their courses are detailed and intriguing and the staff are extremely supportive; i would always recommend them! Looking forward to continuing my work with this amazing team!”

Blake Dillon, December 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you have enrolled and it will end one year later. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decided how much time to devote to it each week depending on what other demands on your time you have.
How does studying via distance learning work?
Once you have enrolled on the course you can begin steadily working through the modules. completing learning activities and assessments. You work at your own pace fitting in your studies around your personal commitments.
Will I receive support from Equine Distance Learning?
You will receive full tutor support via email and phone, depending on your preference. You can contact us as little or as often as you need to and ask any questions.
How is this course assessed?
There are three assessments for this course. You will need to submit two written assessments for marking and then take an online exam at the end of the course.
What will I receive on successful completion of this course?
You will receive a Certificate from Equine Distance Learning.
Are there any further costs associated with the course?
No. The fee you pay when you enrol covers all of your course material, tutor support, marking and Certification.
Can international students study this course?
YES! All of our courses are designed to be taken from anywhere in the world and we have many international students studying with us!
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.
Can I have a hard copy of the course posted to me?
We can arrange for a hard copy of the course to be put in the post to you after you have enrolled. There will be an additional charge of £25 to cover printing and postage costs. You will need to call us on 01256 855320 after enrolling and we will organise this for you.

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