This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of equine management and will equip you with the necessary knowledge to assess the welfare needs of horses, enable you to acquire practical horse management skills and devise management strategies pertinent to the equine sector. The College’s brand new state of the art Equine Arena has extended our high-quality provision for Equine students. The facilities include an indoor arena and stabling with full supporting equipment, show jumps, cross country jumps and fitness profiling of a horse, including a solarium. The course will be taught using well integrated practical and theoretical sessions, providing an opportunity for you to experience real-life situations. You will be expected to buy Craven Equine uniform and will need a BHS Approved riding hat and boots. Depending on the items chosen the cost will be approximately £150. Full information will be provided prior to enrolment. As part of this course, the team may arrange visits to industry specialists and or events, and you may be required to contribute to the cost. This may include opportunities to attend the Horse of the Year Show, Bramham, Your Horse Live and Nutritional centres or outlets, alongside visits to local equestrian businesses and discipline yards. A Foundation Degree is a nationally recognised qualification in its own right and is equal to the first two years of a full BSc (Hons) course or a Higher National Diploma. Once you have completed your FdSc Applied Equine Management, you may then move on to a further year of study to achieve the BSc (Hons). The full-time course is usually timetabled 1.5 days – 2 days per week for 2 years. Teaching and learning will take place through a combination of lectures and practical activities providing an opportunity to share knowledge and experience and providing a forum for discussion and debate. Alongside time in College, you will be expected to undertake 10-12 hours of personal study each week, such as reading journal articles and books, undertaking research and preparing for assessments. Your independent study is supported by the excellent Learning Hub at the Aireville Campus in addition to the College’s Study Support Centre. The average class size for this course is 8-10.
Horse Husbandry: This will give you to a broad overview of equine management including Health and Safety, legislation and record keeping. You will be provided with the theoretical knowledge that underpins the principles of horse care and husbandry, and practical experience of horse handling and restraint and husbandry. Assessed by ap practical activity and case study (20 credits) Equine Anatomy and Physiology: You will study the structure and function of cells, organelles and cellular transport mechanisms. You will carry out dissections within a laboratory setting. Assessed by a report and laboratory practical and report (20 credits) Equine Health: This will provide you with the broad range of skills to act quickly and confidently on health issues you may face in the equine industry, identifying when specialist veterinary assistance is needed, and the steps required to prevent the worsening of a situation. Assessed by an information document and presentation (20 credits) Equine Behaviour: Through studying this module, you will gain insight into the scientific methodology used to observe and assess equine behaviour. You will conduct your own observations and reach conclusions about horse behaviour, making recommendations for modifying/managing behaviours in a variety of contexts. Assessed by a research report (20 credits) Equitation: Using the theory of riding you will gain hands-on practical experience in riding a range of horses in a variety of settings. Assessed by a practical dressage test and a reflection including a training plan (20 credits) Personal and Professional Development: You will focus on personal development including study skills, team working, presentation skills, self-reflection, analysis of information and development of basic IT. Assessed by a presentation and research inquiry (20 credits)
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
Students without necessary qualifications but with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply for an interview
If you have a relevant Level 4/5 qualification you may be able to transfer onto the next level
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6950*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.