Level Four Horse Care & Management

Learn all about advanced horse care and management of horses. Fourth in the series.

This course is the fourth and most advanced in our series of Horse Care and Management Certificates. This professionally produced course 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.

The course is very similar to the BHS Horse Owners’ Level Four Certificate that has now been phased out. It is completed by home study without the need to travel anywhere. You can work at your own pace and around your other commitments. Assessments are also completed at home 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 Four Certificate.

What is included in the course?

For information on the course content, please scroll down to the course curriculum section.

Course snapshot

  • 9 modules and 15 learning activities
  • 2 written assessments and 1 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
  • FREE career advice on completion of the course

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Absolutely anyone with an interest in horses who wish to learn more about them
  • Prospective horse owners/sharers
  • Home educated children with a passion for horses
  • Parents that want to learn more about horses to teach their horse mad children!

Would you like to pay in Instalments?

You can choose to pay in 6 instalments of £45. If you would like to enrol now and pay with Instalments, then please click the link below that will take you to the Payment in Instalments page.


"I decided to increase my horse knowledge following a major accident which has left me unable to walk for the last 20 months. The course material is detailed and easy to follow, with suggestions on where to obtain further information. Diagrams are clear and well labelled. There is always someone at the end of the phone to offer advice and support. I have found studying for this course to be very therapeutic for me, I'm unable to ride my horses at the moment, so this is a way of making good use of the time and indulging my passion. Would recommend the course to anyone who shares a passion for horses and wishes to improve their knowledge."

Sue Halliwell, March 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 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.

Course Curriculum

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  Module Four
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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 decide how much time to devote to it each week depending on what other demands on your time you have.
Can international students study the 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.
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 and then take an online course at the end of the course.
How does studying via distance learning work?
Once you have enrolled on the course you can begin steadily working your way through the modules, completing learning activities and assessments. You work at your own pace fitting in your studies around your personal commitments.
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.
What will I receive on successful completion of this course?
You will receive a certificate from Equine Distance Learning.
Can I have a hard copy of the course posted?
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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