Level 2 City & Guilds Extended Certificate in Horse Care. There are 2 separate courses in this academic year, one starting in February and one in April 2019.

The Course is delivered by Court Equestrian, who is an outreach teaching centre for Abingdon & Witney College for City & Guilds courses.


The course is limited to adults ie 19 or over. There is no upper age limit and no income limit.


The normal tutorial fee and examination fee for this course have been waived and there is no cost to the student. Court Equestrian receives its funding from the Government.


Court Equestrian Riding School/Livery Yard. Court Equestrian is a long-established Riding School & Livery Yard and Teaching Centre.


You can select (subject to timetabling) modules from the following list to achieve at least 30 credits:

Carry Out and Understand the Principles of Feeding and Watering Horse

5 credits

Undertake Routine Stable Duties

10 credits

Fit and Maintain Horse Tack and Clothing

10 credits

Maintain Animal Health and Welfare

10 credits

Introduction to the Principles of Horse Behaviour

5 credits

Introduction to Lungeing Horses

5 credits

Introduction to Riding Horses on the Flat

10 credits

Introduction to Riding Horses over fences

10 credits


Course Dates – February start

Induction             Thursday 7th at 7.00 pm OR Sunday 10th at 2.00 pm

Course Starts     Thursday 14th.

Duration              6 weeks typically one lesson per week.

Dates                    Different modules will be taught on different days. The timetable of which modules on which days will be set on induction, reflecting numbers and interest/experiences. Lessons will be as follows, giving students flexibility to attend the most convenient:

Sundays               2.00 – 4.00 pm
Wednesdays      11.00
Thursdays           11.00 and/or 7.00

Students typically attend one lesson per week, but may opt for more.

Riding is not compulsory, but if a student chooses a riding module there is greater flexibility on timing, as it can be integrated into a normal riding lesson, which are run frequently during the week.

Course Dates – April start

Induction             Thursday 4th at 7.00 pm OR Saturday 6th at 2.00 pm


Students are assessed during the course by Court Equestrian staff. There is no separate examination.
Certificates will be presented at the end.


Please email us for an application form, answering all questions and return to Court Equestrian. Please let us know if you prefer a printed copy of the form.

Court Equestrian
Priors Court, Callow End, Worcester WR2 4TJ   01905 831 778

Riding Lessons, Livery, Equestrian Courses,

City & Guilds qualifications.

Based in Callow End, Worcestershire