Lantra Awards Level 3 Diploma in Equine Legislation, Welfare and Field Skills

Summary / introduction: 
The Lantra Level 3 Diploma in Equine Legislation, Welfare and Field Skills qualification covers knowledge, understanding and practical skills grouped under the three module headings of legislation, handling of equids and assessing equine welfare. It is delivered through a pathway structure to allow providers, employers and individuals to access the units relevant to their needs. The pathways each have a seperate code on the system. Equine Welfare Statutory Enforcement 3050 Equine Welfare non-statutory enforcement 3051 Equine Welfare/Field Officer 3052 Equine Welfare Boarding Establishment 3053
Target audience: 

Equine Welfare specifications.pdf

The Lantra Level 3 Diploma in Equine Legislation, Welfare and Field Skills qualification has been developed for individuals working in the sector who are employed in the following capacities

  • Individuals employed by organisations that investigate equine welfare concerns
  • Individuals employed by organisations that enforce animal welfare legislation (that affects equids)
  • Individuals employed by organisations that board equids that have been seized pending the owner’s prosecution for an animal welfare offence.

This is to ensure that members of the public do not complete the qualification and try to enforce the Animal Welfare Act.

This qualification is available for learners aged 18+.

Description: 

The Lantra Level 3 Diploma in Equine Legislation, Welfare and Field Skills qualification covers knowledge, understanding and practical skills grouped under the three module headings of legislation, handling of equids and assessing equine welfare.   It is delivered through a pathway structure to allow providers, employers and individuals to access the units relevant to their needs.

For the purpose of this qualification the term equine and equid includes horse, donkey, ass, mule, hinny, pony and other Equidae.

 

Product objectives: 

The Qualification aims to assess the learner’s:

Knowledge and understanding of current legislation relating to:

  • safeguarding of equine welfare
  • enforcement of animal welfare
  • conducting investigations
  • equine identification
  • equine transport
  • markets and other places of sale
  • stray, abandoned or fly-grazed equids
  • keeping of riding establishments
  • import, export and the movement of Equidae

Knowledge, understanding and practical skills relating to:

  • Ability to safely handle and restrain equids
  • Equine behaviour and learning theory
  • Transporting equids
  • Use and appropriateness of rugs for equids
  • Identifying Equidae

Knowledge, understanding and practical skills relating to:

  • Assessing equine welfare
  • Assessing the suitability of environments used to house equids
  • Assessing donkey welfare
  • Assessing the welfare of geriatric equids
  • Assessing the welfare of pregnant equids and foals
  • Assessing the welfare of tethered equids
  • Equine disease transmission and control
  • Caring for equids with compromised welfare
  • Principles of equine nutrition
  • Developing diets for equids
Product purpose: 

The Lantra Level 3 Diploma in Equine Legislation, Welfare and Field Skills qualification has been developed in response to the need for a standardised curriculum for people that investigate equine welfare concerns, as evidenced in Aim 3 of the Equine Health and Welfare Strategy for Great Britain and the Equine Sector Council’s Risk Matrix.

Course / product type: 
Qualification
English qualification level: 
Level 3
Assessment type: 
Internal assessment and external verification
Course / product delivery: 
Theory and practical based
Language: 
English
Guided Learning Hours: 
308 (Total Qualification Time 760 hpurs)
Min number of learners: 
N/A
Max number of learners: 
N/A
Category: 
Animal Health and Welfare
Equine