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Croft End work in conjunction with Reaseheath College, Nantwich, Cheshire to deliver the First Diploma Horsecare and National Award Horse Studies at Croft End.

Why study at Croft End:

  • - Our alliance with Reaseheath provides local young people with the opportunity to train for a recognised qualification
  • - Study and train at a successful commercial yard, interact with a wide variety of clients who visit the Centre
  • - Practical instruction working on the yard to complement what you learn in the classroom
  • - Live at home
  • Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care

    Length: 1 year course giving 60 credits
    Entry Requirements: 4 GCSE’s at D/ E grades
    Mode of study: Full time at Croft End
    Progression: Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Croft End or Reaseheath. Enter into industry.

    Find out more at http://www.reaseheath.ac.uk/further-education/courses/equine/level-2-diploma-horse-care/

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Horse Management

Length: 1 year course giving 60 credits
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSE’s at C and above in Maths, English, Science plus one other or Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care at Merit/ Distinction grade
Mode of study: Full time at Croft End
Progression: Level 3 Diploma at Croft End or Reaseheath. Enter into industry.

Find out more at http://www.reaseheath.ac.uk/further-education/courses/equine/level-3-subsidiary-diploma-in-horse-management/

Level 3 Diploma in Horse Management

Length: 1 year course giving 120 credits in total
Entry Requirements: Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Horse Management at Merit/ Distinction grade
Mode of study: Full time at Croft End
Progression: Higher Education at Reaseheath. Enter into industry.

Progression from Croft End on to Foundation Degree in Equine Science and Management – more info http://www.reaseheath.ac.uk/higher-education/courses/equine/equinesciencefd/ or the Foundation Degree in Equine Science, Complimentary Therapies and Natural Horsemanshiphttp://www.reaseheath.ac.uk/higher-education/courses/equine/equinesciencefd/

Why choose to be a student at Croft End

Highly Accredited centre:

  • - Highly commended: BHS
  • - Special award: BHS Certificate for Outstanding High Performance - winter 2012
  • - BHS Approved Training Centre
  • - BHS Approved Riding Centre
  • - ABRS Approved Riding Centre

NEW - March 2016:

  • - BHS Training Centre Inspector observed some of the training sessions run by our qualified trainers here at Croft End
  • Conclusion? That CE was 'definitely one of the best private Equestrian Centres in the country. Exemplary standards of horse care and staff care'. No need to look any further for your training - join a highly accredited and commended BHS yard and train with our expert staff. Call the office for a chat or come down on a Sunday afternoon between 2 - 4pm and see our facilities for yourself.

Here's how good we are!

BHS Chief Assessor:

  • I have worked with Croft End for many years now. I have always been very impressed with the standards they keep. Horses are happy, well cared for and live healthy working lives. the staff are friendly, well trained and up to date and always valued. I can only commend Croft End highly. Sue Pimbley, BHSI, BHS Chief Assessor, UKCCL3

Andrew Hamilton:

  • As a BHS Accredited Coach I visit Croft End on a monthly basis. I consider Croft End to be a professionally run yard with a friendly atmosphere. Staff and students are always enthusiastic and take pride in their centre. It has excellent facilities with superb surfaces in both indoor and outdoor arenas making it ideal for teaching jumping lessons to all abilities.

    Andrew Hamilton: Scottish National showjumper, BSJA accredited Trainer, National Coaching & Training Centre of Ireland, EFI accredited, Tutor Scottish Equestrian Association accredited Coach Trainer of International Event Riders

    http://www.andrewhamiltoncoach.co.uk

Gavin Harris, Farrier:

  • I have been the farrier at Croft End since the start. It is a busy yard and very well organised. The 60+ horses are always brought to me in an immaculate condition, with hoof care being of paramount importance to the staff. It's a pleasure to keep these horses sound and in work at this marvellous centre.

    Gavin Harris, Farrier, Dip WLF

Gillivervet Ltd:

  • This equine veterinary practice has provided veterinary care and attention since the conception of Croft End. The horses and ponies at Croft End are very happy and content in their work. All of our veterinary surgeons are happy to attend such a well run yard and find the staff very helpful. Horses and ponies that have been loaned/sold to Croft End are treated exceptionally well and I have no hesitation in recommending this establishment.

    John C Gilliver BVSc MRCVS Practice Principal Gillivervet Ltd

Our Courses are delivered by:

Croft End Training Co-ordinator Lisa Sharp - BSc (Hons) Equine Science and Management / NVQ Assessor / BHSPT / PGCE. Lisa is an experienced rider and competes with her home produced Barontop Sheena.
Reaseheath Equine Lecturer Claire Huyton - Higher National Diploma in Equine Science / CertEd / NVQ Assessor / BHSPT. Claire is a qualified counsellor and available for extra support and advice.