This two-year course is specifically designed to combine the development of your academic knowledge and understanding with relevant vocational skills and competencies. Through active participation in the course, you will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of current equine scientific knowledge and its application to the practical environment. You will also develop an awareness of event management and marketing techniques, including social media strategies, in order to promote entrepreneurship and business growth. This modular programme will be delivered through engaging lectures and practical studies in our laboratories and on-site equestrian centre and through work-based learning, equivalent to one day per week on placement. This will be enhanced through field trips (mandatory and voluntary) to enable you to apply theory to practice. Your learning will be supported by our highly qualified teaching team who have a wealth of academic and professional experience in many specialist areas. Guest speakers will also ensure that you receive the most up-to-date professional experience and knowledge. Delivered at the Derby College Group Broomfield Hall Campus, the programme includes 15 hours of taught material each week, with a minimum of 15 hours of expected self-study per week. The course offers both riding and non-riding options. Upon completion, you will achieve a Foundation Degree from the University of Derby. This course is regulated by the OfS and the qualification is awarded by the University of Derby. All students benefit from access to the UDO online platform, the Derby College Group Learning Resources Centre, the University of Derby library, and the College’s Moodle pages. The programme will run with a minimum of six students. In 2021-22 we enrolled 14 students on this programme. The course fees are £6,500 per academic year.
Modules: Year 1 Anatomy and Physiology Equine Nutrition Yard Management Riding and Training Horses Study Skills Animal Biology Year 2 Animal Health and Welfare Health and Disease Equestrian Event Management and Marketing Advanced Riding and Training Horses Employability for Equine
While on the programme, you will be assessed using a variety of methods including: assignments, practical work, reports, group presentations and poster presentations. All assessment methods have been designed to focus on skills specific to the industry while incorporating key transferable skills.
How to apply
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
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7000*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.