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Course summary

The Edexcel BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) includes a unique range of modules chosen to give you an unrivalled understanding of the equine health and disease management together with the managerial skills necessary to succeed in business. You will benefit from high quality equine facilities including a fantastic range of horses, indoor stabling and arena with training mirrors and cameras, outdoor all weather arenas, BSJA jumps and cross-country schooling fences and will use a brand new £3.5 million Animal Management Centre. Year 1 comprises the HNC (Level 4 Higher National Certificate) qualification and then you can progress on to the second year HND (Level 5 Higher National Diploma) to fully complete your qualification. The HND can be topped up with one year’s study at university. Options include BSc Equine Science, BSc Equine Management, BSc Performance Management and BSc Equine Studies. Successful completion of the course also allows you to enter the equine industry. At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to celebrate your achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.


You will benefit from a comprehensive programme of academic study skills throughout the course and will work in a supervisory capacity on the equine yard. In the first year, your topics will include; Horse Husbandry, Animal Health & Welfare, Managing Equine Facilities, Business & Business Environment, Managing a Successful Project, Animal Anatomy & Physiology, Horse & Human Interactions and Nutrition. During the second year, you will study Equine Health and Disease, Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation, Biological Principles, Research Project, Work Experience, Ethics and Equine Event Management.

Assessment method

You will be taught both in a classroom setting and in the animal centre. You will also be expected to undertake self-directed research. Learners will complete fieldwork and enjoy participating in a number of trips and visits. You will be assessed through a mixture of written assignments and reports, poster and oral presentations, practical assessments, discussions and debates. There will also be an externally set assessment both in year 1 and year 2. This is set by Pearsons (BTEC) the awarding body for the qualifications.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All students complete an interview. Riding does not form an essential part of this qualification although if currently riding at BHS stage 1 standard or above, riding training can be offered alongside with an additional fee. If this is of interest a riding assessment will need take place at the time interview or during the induction period. Mature students with suitable experience and/or portfolio of work are welcome to make an application and attend an interview and/or audition.

Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6No factor below 5.5. For those resident in the UK who have suitable work experience, a college English test is available to show competency in English.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6500 Year 1
England £6500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6500 Year 1
Scotland £6500 Year 1
Wales £6500 Year 1
Channel Islands £6500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Animal Management (Equine) at Chichester College Group - UCAS