Equine & Horse Care
With the equine industry continuing to grow year-on-year, there has never been a better time to study and work in this field.
Working with horses is more a way of life than a regular job, but for those who are devoted to horses and have the motivation to work with them whatever the weather or time of day, this provides its own unique rewards.
As a professional equestrian you will be able to choose from a wide variety of jobs within different types of organisations, and our courses at SRUC will give you an excellent overview of different career paths.
There are many employment opportunities within the equine and horse care industry, including:
- Riding instructors
- Stud assistants
- Workers in racing yards
- HM Forces
- Police Force
These courses offer a mixture of practical and theoretical subjects in the care and accommodation of horses as well as equine instruction and events.
- MA at SCQF level 5
- MA at SCQF level 6
We offers a unique blend of hands-on, skills-based learning with a classroom-led theoretical approach, giving you the best possible start to your career.
- Advanced Certificate
This course is designed to prepare you for an apprenticeship in farriery, or to follow a career as a blacksmith.
- City and Guilds Level 2
Applied Animal Science
This course offers an understanding of animal science and its applications, and a foundation in biological principles, as well as practical and laboratory skills.
- BSc/BSc (Hons)
- Top-up degree
Student spotlight: Laura Graham
Lantra Scotland ALBAS (Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills) nominee Laura Graham's equine career began as a five-year-old when she first tried horse riding at a birthday party. That moment has led to her starting from NC level and working her way up to studying for an HND in Equine Studies, and setting up her own business working as a stable hand.
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Funding is available to help you complete your studies, including bursaries to pay your tuition fees and loans to help with maintenance and travel costs.
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