Equine: Yard Duties & Additional Qualifications

Yard Duties - for Level 2 and Level 3 programmes only

One of your tutors will have explained to you during your interview that it is necessary for you to complete work experience duties as part of your qualification whilst you are at college. This work experience is planned to ensure that you obtain good practical skills to industry standard and also to build on your existing abilities.

Due to the nature of the industry in which your future career lies and in order to be realistic work, some of these duties will be outside your normal timetabled hours and some will be at weekends. It will be your responsibility to ensure that you attend in your allocated slots.

Attendance on weekend days on a rotated basis. 8.30-4.30pm Saturday and Sunday, more details will be sent to you or call 01395 562373.

*All groups will be expected to do a selection of 6.30am starts throughout the year. These will be confirmed with your Programme Manager.

We realise that for non residential students the timing of this work experience may create difficulties with transport. If you cannot arrange a lift there is the opportunity to stay on site, in shared accommodation for these days. If you wish to stay on campus for your work experience weeks there will be a cost of £25 per day week pro rata, full board. A bed and breakfast option is also available at £20 per day week pro rata.

Accommodation can be booked through the Residential Services Coordinator (Maxine Bentley) in the Student Services office, contactable on 01395 562320 once you have started your course and have been advised of your weekend dates. In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact your Programme Manager.

Additional Qualifications

A range of additional qualifications may be on offer to you during your study. These will be individually discussed with your tutor throughout your time at Bicton. There may be an associated cost for each one.

TCCG Group Colleges

Bicton College, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7BY Telephone: 01395 562300 Email: enquiries@bicton.ac.uk