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YOUTH COURSE: Equine Skills (level 2) FEES FREE

An 18 week introduction to the Equine Industry with a focus on working safely and effectively around horses

65% of this programme is practical using top class equestrian facilities. 

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  • > Course Outline - Fees Free*

    Our National Equestrian Academy at North Canterbury Community College has an outstanding reputation 
    in the equine industry with job opportunities often offered to our students before the end of their training.

    The FEES FREE Equine Skills Level 2 course is an introduction to the Equine Industry with a focus on working safely and effectively around horses under supervision. It's ideal for those wanting to further their knowledge
    of horses or those who'd like to prepare for a career in the equine industry.

    Students work towards NZQA units covering both theoretical knowledge of horse management and practical
    day-to-day care and keeping of horses. About 65% of the course is practical.

    This qualification is a stepping stone to higher level equine qualifications

  • > Course Content

    The course covers

    Daily routine care of horses
    Horse behaviour and anatomy
    Facility and equipment maintenance
    Employment skills with industry visits 


  • > Qualifications Offered: Level 2

    Qualifications offered:

    As part of this programme you will have the opportunity to complete the qualification below.
    Please click on the links for more details on the qualification.

    New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Level 2)

    Follow-on qualifications:

    New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Level 3)
    The level 3 course provides the skills and knowledge to assist in the stabling care, exercise and management of horses. This follow-on qualification is FEE PAYING. 

  • > Location: Rangiora, North Canterbury

    The National Equestrian Academy is located at the  North Canterbury Community College in Rangiora.
    The Academy is situated on a picturesque 7 hectare site with wonderful facilities.

    National Equestrian Academy
    140 East Belt, Rangiora 7400 
    (03) 313 5874

    For a map please click here

  • > Start Date: 7 February 2018

    Programme starts on 7 February 2018 and ends June 2018.

  • > Course Fees & Eligibility: FREE for 16-19 year olds*

    To participate in this course and qualify for free training under the Youth Guarantee initiative, students must:

    - be 16-19 years of age at the start of the Youth Guarantee programme;
    - be a New Zealand citizen or have New Zealand permanent residency;
    - be prepared to study full-time for 1 year in a level 1-3 programme;
    - not be enrolled in school & a Youth Guarantee programme simultaneously;

    Students must also have an interest in horse care & management. 

Study in NC2

Contact: Faye Gread
(03) 313 5874
140 East Belt. PO Box 104 Rangiora
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National Equestrian Academy

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