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Address Easton College, Bawburgh Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5DU

01603 731200

Land-based Studies (Equine), Diploma Level 1

  • 1

    Level 1

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2022

  • Venue
    Easton College

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2022, Full Time


This one year programme will provide you with a solid foundation for progression into Level 2 programmes and/ or an apprenticeship, as well as potential employment within the Equine industry.

You will study key elements of industry, including equine health and care, employability, working safely and essential practical skills. You will have the opportunity to work and develop your practical skills within our fantastic Equine facility and there will be a requirement to support weekend and holiday duties to support your development further and ensure that the college horses are well cared for.

If you do not have a 4 or above for English and/ or maths, you will be required to study this alongside your Diploma in Land-Based Studies Level 1- Equine.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of three GCSE's at Grade 2 and above.


You will study a variety of units that will be assessed through a mixture of online multiple choice exams and assessments (written and practical). Depending on how you perform within these assessments will determine whether you complete the qualification with a pass, merit or distinction.


This qualification could help you find employment or apprenticeship within the animal industry, zoos or wildlife establishments. Alternatively, students may want to continue their education journey and progress onto the Level 2 Certificate in Equine Care if they achieve a merit or above at Level 1.

Career Progression

Trainee Animal Care Assistant
Trainee Equine Groom
Trainee Equine Technician


If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop

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