Horse Care, Animal Care & Riding

City & Guilds (C&G) National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) Level 1 Horse Care and Riding, and Level 1 Animal Care delivered by experienced, skilled tutors.


The Level 1 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Work-based Animal Care  and Horse Care and Riding are programmes of work-based training and assessment leading to nationally recognised qualifications. They aim to:

  • meet the needs of learners who work or want to work in the animal care and equine sector

  • allow learners to learn, develop and practice the skills and qualities for employment and/or career progression in the animal care equine sector

 The courses are delivered in units which have credit values of 1–4  credits and guided learning hours (GLH) of 10-20 hours per credit. An Award can be gained with 6 credits (90 GLH), a Certificate with 22 credits (162 GLH) and a Diploma with 37 credits (342 GLH). Units include both practical aspects and theory such as; maintain the safety of self and others in the workplace, maintain good working relations, assist with the care of horse/animals, feeding grooming, washing, maintain the cleanliness and bio security of the working environment, provide controlled exercise opportunities for animals, leading and controlling a horse for inspection, mounting and dismounting a horse and riding in an enclosed area.