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EQL Level 1 Diploma in Work Based Horse Care
This qualification has been developed by the equine industry to replace NVQ Level 1 in Horse Care for the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), and has been developed from the equine National Occupational Standards.

This qualification is available to candidates over the age of 14 years and specifically aimed at those between the age of 14–19 years. Candidates over the age of 19 years may be looking to retrain and develop basic skills in horse care to provide an alternative career.

This qualification will offer the learner a sound foundation which will provide them with the knowledge and skills to progress into employment and future learning and development. Holders of this qualification should be able to obtain work as a groom and yard worker on any equine establishment, as they should possess the skills and knowledge required to care for horses under supervision and to carry out general stable management routines.

The Course will be running every Wednesday from 8am to 5pm during term time over a 12 month period starting in Sep 19.

Candidates must express initial interest in the form of an email to info@whec.co.uk, candidates will receive an application form and successful applicants will be invited to a assessment session.

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