Equine Management and Training at City of Sunderland College - UCAS

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Course summary

The course has a well-rounded base of equestrian skills, which would suit progression directly into equestrian management, or the skills to diversify into a range of self-employed and entrepreneurial enterprises. Our course is designed with equal focus on equitation science, welfare and management. Equitation science is a rapidly expanding discipline with considerable public interest, and knowledge of these concepts alongside proven practical application during equine training will be of considerable advantage in practice. Similarly, knowledge and competence within the coaching discipline (both in terms of traditional coaching and behavioural change) will be increasingly demanded within the industry and offers the flexibility to move into education and educational support. The communication and presentation skills gained mean opportunities may also be pursued in marketing, sales and retail, and advisory roles. Developing your ability and confidence in using technological software and packages will boost your employability profile across multiple career sectors. Progression opportunities are also available to continue your studies and complete your BSc (Hons) Equine Management, Training and Coaching Top Up. Laboratory skills offer routes into diagnostic laboratories, and these, combined with sound husbandry skills and underpinning knowledge, may provide opportunities to pursue further qualifications, such as those for equine veterinary nursing, equine dental technician and veterinary physiotherapy routes. If you enjoy working with technology, then utilising analytic software to enhance coaching and performance practices may also be of interest, for example biomechanical analysis of horse and/or rider. For those of you wishing to continue your studies, the course includes opportunities to discuss studying at Masters level, and advice from staff and alumni in terms of these next steps.


Performance Horse Management; Equitation Science; Sustainable Management; Current Issues in the Animal Sector; Dissertation

Assessment method

The programme uses predominantly face to face sessions with online and practical work where appropriate. The learning and teaching methods typically used by tutors include lectures, seminars, guest speakers, workshops, practical sessions, practical projects, case studies, and tutorials. A significant amount of personal study time is expected to be undertaken by you, comprising of, for example, background reading, assignment work, and preparation for seminars and practical case studies. A social learning community, including a peer support programme, will further enhance this. When not attending scheduled learning activities you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. The BSc Top Up teaching team consists of a range of experienced higher education tutors with a strong industry background and interest in ethical practice and sustainability. All tutors have postgraduate qualifications, which include equine science, psychology, animal behaviour, environmental conservation, and leadership and management. Assessment tasks are linked to the learning outcomes of each module and are scheduled throughout the modules. Assessment typically consists of practical and theoretical work and is carefully designed to enhance knowledge and critical thinking, alongside a range of practical and transferable skills. Assessments include presentations, written assignments and project work, with embedded application of technology as appropriate to develop digital skills. You will have formative assessment opportunities to help you learn and develop your knowledge and skills, as well as summative assessments on which you will be graded.

How to apply

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Kirkley Hall
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The following additional requirements apply for entry to this programme: relevant level 5 Land-Based Industry related qualification OR substantial experience and demonstrable ability to study at level 6 equivalent to 240 credits at level 4 and 5; APL arrangements are informed by the University of Cumbria’s Academic Regulations.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 Year 1
Scotland £6165 Year 1
Wales £6165 Year 1

Additional fee information

The following course related costs are not included in the fees: - Equine specific PPE - Monthly app fees (e.g. equestic ~£2/month) NB - Where these costs are prohibitive, applications to the Hardship Fund would be welcomed to ensure parity of experience.
Equine Management and Training at City of Sunderland College - UCAS