Entry Requirements

Academic Route

5 GCSEs at Level C or above of which 1 must be English Language, 1 Mathematics and 1 a Science subject (**Scottish, Northern Ireland and EU equivalents will apply, see below)

City and Guilds Forging Certificate


Access Course

a BTEC Level 2 or equivalent and must include:

  • Horse handling (5 credits)
  • Introduction to the principles of Horse Behaviour (5 credits)
  • Understand the Principles of Horse Biology (10 credits)

City & Guilds Forging Certificate

Functional Skill Level 2 – English

Functional Skill Level 2 – Mathematics


The UK Qualification Comparison Chart, accessed on the Government website www.gov.uk/what-different-qualification-levels-mean/overview suggest the following qualification levels could be acceptable equivalents to the entry requirements above: 


Wales – Level 2

Including:

  •  NVQ Level 2
  • Vocational Qualifications Level 2
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification Intermediate
  • GCSEs grade A* - C

Northern Ireland – Level 4

Including:

  • Level 4 Certificate
  • Leaving Certificate

Scotland – Level 5

Including:

  • Intermediate 2
  • Credit Standard Grade
  • SVQ 2
  •  National Progression Awards
  • National Certificates