City & Guilds Land Based (Equine)

The Land Based (equine endorsed) programme sits within our portfolio of City & Guilds accredited courses for 14-19 year olds. Horses provide a unique learning environment in which to engage students in the learning process. From this platform it is possible for students to develop skills and knowledge that can be independently assessed and recognised within the City and Guilds framework.

This course is suitable for those who have an interest in the equine area and want to develop their skills to a level where they could pursue a career working with horses or small animals. Available from a Level 1 Award up to a Level 1 Diploma, the course includes units featuring:

  • Safe working around horses and small animals
  • Exercise and care of horses
  • Riding and handling skills
  • Diet and nutritional needs
  • Employment opportunities working with horses and small animals


All our City & Guilds courses contain a strong element of personal development and life skills that assist the individual in progressing into the next stage of their lives with a better chance of success.

Suitable for educational or career progression in the following areas:

  • Agricultural College
  • Career with small animals
  • Employment in rural or equine industries