Whether you’re interested in Equine nutrition, rehabilitation and training, nursing or riding - you name it, there’s much for you to get involved with at our equine department.

Our courses offer an exciting mix of theory and practical work, with employability at the core of teaching and learning. The course includes work experience opportunities in the Equine Centre, and as part of Level 1, 2, 3 programmes - offsite placements, strengthening your skills in preparation for the world of work.

All students are supported by a positive teaching and learning environment with highly qualified staff,guest speakers, lecturer demonstrations and study tours.

You could access:

  • 60m x 40m indoor riding arena with spectator seating and judges’ area
  • Cross country training paddock
  • Stabling for up to 60 horses and two outdoor riding arenas.
  • On-site equine veterinary practice
  • Equine hydrotherapy pool and water treadmill
  • Opportunities to join the Dressage Academy or Show Jumping Academies.
  • Lecturers who are sector specialists, with extensive work experience in all areas of equine.

In order to equip you for your course with us, we will offer a tailored programme to students who have not achieved a grade 4 - 5 or C in GCSE English or Maths.


Our courses:


Equestrian Courses

Course Title Type Start Date Length Location
Diploma Level 1 Horse Care Full Time September 1 year(s)
Moulton View
Diploma Level 2 Horse Care Full Time September 1 year(s)
Moulton View
BTEC National Extended Diploma Level 3 Horse Management Full Time September 2 year(s)
Moulton View
BTEC National Foundation Diploma Level 3 Horse Management Full Time September 2 year(s)
Moulton View

Equestrian Facilities


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.

The Equestrian Centre at Moulton College has its own dedicated site that holds all event details and the subsequent results. You can access this site by clicking here.

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, and the East Northants vocational skills academy. 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