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Facilities and Resources

  • Fantastic Equestrian Centre
  • Stabling for 56 horses
  • 2 yards and 3 arenas for student use


As part of this course you will gain employability skills in the following areas –

  • Horse Handling Skills
  • Riding Proficiency
  • Equine Health Management
  • Stable Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Time Management
  • Customer Service Skills

Why study an Equine Studies course?

Our Equine Studies staff have a range of academic and practical qualifications alongside experience working within various sectors of the equine industry including riding instruction, yard management, feed companies within the UK and abroad.

Access to this combination of practical and theoretical knowledge and industry experience will enable students to achieve successful employment or progress on to further study in a variety of areas.


Entry Requirements

We offer Levels 1-3 in Equine Studies. Level 1 requires 2 GSCE’s at grade 2 or above in any subject, Level 2 requires 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above and Level 3 requires 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above. Both Level 2 and 3 must include English, Maths and Science.


Our team of staff have a range of knowledge from all areas of the industry and come from a variety of backgrounds. We have members who have worked practically within the industry, as well as those that have gone down the academic route.


Face-to-face lectures and seminars make up part of the student experience, alongside a weekly practical day of internal industry placement. All courses include 2 riding sessions a week.


A high degree of importance is placed on the development of the practical skills students will be using within the equestrian workplace. Working in the equine industry can be highly rewarding but it requires hard work and dedication.  You will need to be comfortable with working outdoors in all weathers and you will undertake a wide range of practical tasks working within teams of students and staff.

Equine at BCA Video

Watch our video to find out more about the facilities and hear from our students.

Success stories

“I am a visual learner, so being on the yard helps me learn and focus on real-life situations, such as turning out, mucking out and grooming. A typical day at college is interactive and fun, and even the theory lessons are fun. We’ve always got an aspect somewhere throughout the day with the horses, whether it’s a riding lesson or a session on the yard.”

Level 3 Equine