About this course

This Entry Level horse care course will give you a sound introduction of horse knowledge and the ability to care for a horse. Perfect for anyone who is new to horses, wishes to refresh their knowledge or anyone that wants to gain a solid foundation of knowledge before moving onto our more in-depth courses! Senior age home educated students who love horses would also find this course a valuable addition to their education. This course is completed via distance learning without the need to travel anywhere - you can work at your own pace and around your other commitments.

Course Snapshot

  • Bespoke course material written by a BHS Level 4 Senior Coach and Equine Lecturer.
  • 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 is the cost of your certification.

Who is this course suitable for?

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 correct care of horses as well as riding.

Children who are being home educated.

Retired people who would enjoy studying and learning more about horses.

Course author and tutor: Sarah Tame

This course is written by Sarah Tame, BHSQ Level 4 Senior Coach, MSc Equine Science, NLP Master Practitioner has trained numerous students up to Pony Club A test and BHS Stage 4 level. Sarah has 8 years experience of lecturing at an Equine College where she has acquired valuable skills in writing courses, assessments and in helping students to achieve. Sarah founded Equine Distance Learning in 2010 and her City and Guilds Level 5 Certificate in Further Education also guarantees you will receive high quality teaching material.

Sarah has used her practical experience, her British Horse Society and academic education and research skills to deliver this course in a bitesize and easy to follow format

Rebecca Armstrong

"I've always wanted to have a career with horses and when lockdown happened the opportunity to gain a horse care qualification on-line with Equine Distance Learning was perfect for me. The activities were easy to work through and the assessment helped me check what I had learned. I was so happy with my result and now feel well prepared to start working towards my BHS qualifications".

Emily Reynolds

"Thank you for such an amazing course, ⁠

I throughly enjoyed it and found it very interesting! It has really helped me. I will definitely be back to do ⁠

another course!"⁠

Brooke Peachey

"I have truly enjoyed my horse course,with easy instructions and fantastic support and help along the way. It was so much fun! I cant wait to start the next one."

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now! As soon as you have enrolled you have access to the course and can start straight away. 

What happens after I have enrolled?

You will have immediate access to the course material and can begin to study the course straight away!

How does studying via distance learning work?

Once you have enrolled on the course, you can begin steadily working through the modules completing the learning activities as you progress. You work at your own pace fitting in your studies around your personal commitments. You then send your completed workbook to your tutor for marking and feedback.

How is the course examined?

You will not take an exam for this course. You will complete a workbook as you progress through the course which will then be sent to us for marking.

What happens if I have any questions about the course?

When you enrol on the course we will allocate you a tutor - you can contact your tutor as little or as often as you need to. If you have any questions at any stage we will be here to support you and offer guidance.

Are there any other costs associated with the course?

There are no further costs associated with this course - everything you need to pass the course is included in the fee you pay when you enrol.

What will I receive on successful completion of the course?

You will receive a Certificate from Equine Distance Learning. You will also receive your marked workbook that you can keep and refer to for future reference.

Can international students study this course?

YES! All of our courses are designed to be studied 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.