Distance Learning

NTA offers a range of unit standards that are available to be studied via distance learning. The list of unit standards available is below and is regularly updated and added to.

Students may enrol in units of their choice and aim for a full National Certificate or may just wish to complete individual unit standards.

Theory Assessments are included in workbooks and options exist for the assessment of practical components.

Unit number

Unit standard title

Level

Credit

1619 *

Ride a horse in a balanced position at different gaits on the flat and over 50 to 60cm fences

2

4

1621 *

Ride movements with horses accepting the bit, on the flat and over fences, and build a simple jumping course

3

9

1623 *

Prepare a horse for show

2

3

1626 *

Lunge a horse for training

3

4

1650 *

Prepare a horse for travel by road, and load and unload

2

4

1656 *

Groom a horse

2

2

1661 *

Formulate rations for horses

5

6

6582 *

Ride a horse in a balanced position at walk, trot and canter on the flat and over undulating country

3

4

6584 *

Demonstrate schooling exercises with the horse accepting the bit

3

4

6611

Demonstrate knowledge of the procedure for bringing a horse into work after a spell and letting down

3

4

6620

Demonstrate knowledge of the conditioning and feeding requirements of horses for specific activities

4

7

8495 *

Develop self to improve performance at work

4

5

9705 *

Give and respond to feedback on performance

3

3

11097 *

Listen to gain information in an interactive situation

3

3

14594 *

Demonstrate knowledge of horse anatomy, and identify signs of good health and ill health in horses

2

3

17593 *

Apply safe work practices in the workplace

2

4

23645

Demonstrate knowledge of the nature of horses

2

3

24751 *

Demonstrate knowledge of coaching, and develop and implement a series of equine coaching sessions as a preliminary coach

4

7

24753 *

Assess a horse for lunging and teach a novice rider on a lunge

4

5

25003 *

Identify horse’s anatomy and conformation

3

4

25004 *

Travel and care for horses in short-term accommodation

4

4

25671 *

Plan, implement, and evaluate introductory coaching lessons for riders on horses

3

10

26499

Demonstrate knowledge of equestrian competition coaching for people with medical conditions

2

2

26501

Demonstrate knowledge of the training scale, and its application for training horses and coaching riders

3

3


* Denotes practical assessment required

For more information on distance learning and a list of available standards please contact us.

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