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Bridgwater & Taunton College's Cannington Centre has a long-standing reputation as one of the key providers in the land-based education sector. The provision of courses is comprehensive and so the student profile is varied in terms of age, gender and nationality.

The following equine courses are studied at Cannington Centre. Please click through for more information about the courses.

Land-based Studies - Horse Care Level 1

This adult course is perfect if you are wanting to learn more about horses or wanting to brush up your basic equine skills. A  Level 1 Course with topics including: maintaining the health of horses, assisting with the preparation and aftercare of exercising horses and safe and effective working practices.

(There is also an optional riding unit for only £40.)
The course will run for 11 weeks on a Tuesday evening, starting on 17th September.

If you’re interested in this course, or would like to find out more, please contact the equestrian centre on 01278 655023.

Horse Care Level 1 Work-based Diploma

Horse Care Level 2 Work-based Diploma

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care (City & Guilds/NPTC)

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management (City & Guilds/NPTC)

Equine Studies Horse Care Apprenticeship Level 2


BHS Training

(British Horse Society)

We are a BHS approved training and assessment centre.The College’s equestrian Centre runs a variety of British Horse Society training courses

throughout the year. They help clients improve their equine knowledge, learn more about keeping horses and prepare for exams. All training is conducted

by experienced BHS Approved Coaches in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

These courses are suitable for anyone wanting to expand their professional qualifications or to become a more knowledgeable horse owner.

Please follow this link to find out more about the BHS courses we are currently running.

Cannington Centre also offers courses on agriculture, animal care and management, arboriculture, countryside management, floristry, horticulture and landscape design and sports turf management.

For more details on these courses and others offered at Bridgwater & Taunton College please visit or speak to our Information and Guidance Team on 01278 441234.