Equestrian

Equestrian students make use of a range of fantastic practical resources as an important part of their course. These include a 60m x 40m indoor riding arena with spectator seating and judges’ area, stabling for up to 60 horses and two outdoor riding arenas. There is an on-site equine veterinary practice including viewing access to the operating theatre and the College’s own equine hydrotherapy pool and water treadmill which are used by students studying rehabilitation and therapy options. Equestrian students also have the opportunity to join the Dressage or Vaulting Academies.

Equestrian Courses

Course Title Type Location Start Date Length
Diploma Level 2 Horse Care Full Time Moulton 8th Sep 2014 1 year(s)

Entry Requirement: GCSEs grades D-G or Level 1 Diploma or Level 1 NVQ Work Based Diploma (for Level 2 courses)

Course Summary: Professional and vocational qualifications lead to accreditation, be it from an examining body,...

Diploma Level 2 Horse Care and Coaching Full Time Moulton 8th Sep 2014 1 year(s)

Entry Requirement: GCSEs grades D-G or Level 1 Diploma or Level 1 NVQ Work Based Diploma (for Level 2 courses)

Course Summary: Professional and vocational qualifications lead to accreditation, be it from an examining body,...

Diploma Level 3 Horse Care and Coaching Full Time Moulton 8th Sep 2014 1 year(s)

Entry Requirement: 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or Level 2 Diploma or Level 2 NVQ Work Based Diploma (for Level 3 courses)

Course Summary: Professional and vocational qualifications lead to accreditation, be it from an examining body,...

Extended Diploma Level 3 Dressage Academy Full Time Moulton 8th Sep 2014 2 year(s)

Entry Requirement: 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or Level 2 Diploma or Level 2 NVQ Work Based Diploma (for Level 3 courses)

Course Summary: Professional and vocational qualifications lead to accreditation, be it from an examining body,...

Extended Diploma Level 3 Equine (Rehabilitation & Therapy) Full Time Moulton 8th Sep 2014 2 year(s)

Entry Requirement: 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or Level 2 Diploma or Level 2 NVQ Work Based Diploma (for Level 3 courses)

Course Summary: Professional and vocational qualifications lead to accreditation, be it from an examining body,...

Extended Diploma Level 3 Horse Management Full Time Moulton 8th Sep 2014 2 year(s)

Entry Requirement: 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or Level 2 Diploma or Level 2 NVQ Work Based Diploma (for Level 3 courses)

Course Summary: Professional and vocational qualifications lead to accreditation, be it from an examining body,...

Extended Diploma Level 3 Show Jumping Academy Full Time Moulton 8th Sep 2014 2 year(s)

Entry Requirement: 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or Level 2 Diploma or Level 2 NVQ Work Based Diploma (for Level 3 courses)

Course Summary: Professional and vocational qualifications lead to accreditation, be it from an examining body,...

Equestrian Facilities

Classrooms

All classrooms at the college are fitted out with modern and specialist equipment related to the area of study. They are also regularly upgraded to ensure they remain state of the art and provide inspirational places to learn and grow your knowledge.

Equine Unit

The established and abundant facilities at our Equestrian Centre include a 60 x 40-metre covered riding area with spectator seating, changing facilities, clothing shop, judges’ area and stabling for 60 horses.

The centre is approved by the British Horse Society as a training and examination centre and also has two outdoor arenas (one 60 x 25 metres and one 40 x 20 metres), a cross-country course and a schooling field for novice horses and riders that contains pre-novice and novice fences and exercise paddocks. A variety of hacking routes can be found throughout the college estate.

Due to the facilities on offer, the centre is used by Great Britain’s Vaulting team for their weekly training sessions (which students have the chance to attend) while affiliated dressage (British Dressage) and show jumping (British Show Jumping Association) competitions and unaffiliated events are hosted. The facilities are also home to the established college Dressage Academy, and lectures, demonstrations, masterclasses and events also take place regularly, which students help to organise and manage.

IT Facilities

Significant investment has been made in I.T. facilities over recent years, teaching is enhanced with IT in the majority of classrooms and a number of I.T. Suites operate throughout the different campuses utilising a mixture of PC’s, Laptops and Netbooks.  A cutting edge Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) system means that Students at all sites receive a consistent IT experience. 

Fast WiFi networks cover the majority of the campus, and students are enabled to bring their own devices for use during informal study periods. 

We run Microsoft Windows and Office 2010 with a range of specialist software to support each curriculum area.  Each student is provided with a College email address and a home area to store their files alongside this 24/7 access from home is available to the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where lesson notes, interactive study aids, and videos support and reinforce teaching from both the classroom and practical sessions.

Learning Resource Centres

The college has learning resource centres at the main Moulton site, at the East Northants, South Northants and Daventry vocational skills academies and at the Peterborough Centre. The Moulton LRC provides access for 240 people, including a designated IT area for our higher education students.

Each learning resource centre offers a range of services such as libraries, careers advice, learning support and study spaces, as well as access to resources including books, journals, newspapers, trade literature, online resources and DVDs.

Each centre also has a computer suite that provides access to network drives, the internet and Moodle, as well as hardware such as printers, copiers and scanners. Specialist software includes AutoCAD and packages for horse management, farm management, garden design, accounting, statistics and mind mapping.

For anyone requiring additional support, the learning resource centres at Moulton and at the vocational skills academies offer learning support, where needs can be discussed and arrangements put in place.

Equestrian Profiles