University Centre at Salford City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Equine Management

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Course summary

The objectives of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Animal Management (Equine Management) are as follows:

  • To equip students with Animal Management skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global Animal Management environment.
  • To provide education and training for a range of careers in Animal Management, including Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Animal Science, Veterinary Practice Management and Equine Management.
  • To provide insight and understanding into the diversity of roles within Animal Management, recognising the importance of collaboration at all levels.
  • To equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values.
  • To provide opportunities for students to enter or progress in employment in Animal Management, or progress to higher education qualifications such as an Honours degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Animal Science, Equine Science or a related area.
  • To provide opportunities for students to develop the skills, techniques and personal attributes essential for successful working lives.
  • To support students to understand the local, regional and global context of Animal Management and, for those students with a global outlook, to aspire to international career pathways.
  • To provide students with opportunities to address contemporary issues facing the industry, and society at large; with particular emphasis on sustainability and the environment, recognising the role that Animal Management plays in addressing these issues.

Course details


The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a Level 4 qualification made up of 120 credits At Level 4 students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of Animal & Equine Management through three core units, which include one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment. The units are: 1. Unit 1 Animal Health and Welfare- 15 credits The aim of this unit is to provide students with the background knowledge and understanding of how to maintain animal health and maximise animal welfare for animals you may come across in different sectors. 2. Unit 2 Business and the Business Environment 15 credits The aim of this unit is to provide students with background knowledge and understanding of land-based business, the functions of an organisation and the wider business environments in which organisations operate. 3. Unit 3 Managing a Successful Project (Pearson-set unit) 15 credits This unit is assessed by a Pearson-set assignment. The project brief will be set by the Centre, based on a theme provided by Pearson (this will change annually). 4. Unit 6 Anatomy and Physiology 15 credits Animals of any species and setting require high levels of care and attention to detail This unit develops knowledge of the biological systems of animals, with a detailed look at functioning. 5. Unit 12 Horse Husbandry 15 credits This unit aims to develop the depth of student knowledge on the topic of horse husbandry in a variety of situations. 6. Unit 13 Management of equine facilities 15 credits This unit aims to give students the skills to supervise and advise others on the day-today organising and running of an equine facility, being able to identify the wider yard requirements outside the care of horses and/or donkeys. Additional units will vary: 7. Unit 7 Animal Nutrition 15 credits This unit introduces students to the scientific basis of animal nutrition, supporting a range of careers within the animal management, agricultural and pet industries. 8. Unit 19 Horse and Human relationship 15 credits This unit will look at the changes and advances in human and horse relationship over many years. 9. Unit 20 Equestrian Performance 15 credits This unit provides detailed knowledge of the physiological effect of exercise and training on the different equine body systems. 10. Unit 22 Teaching in a specialist subject 15 credits This unit introduces the key principles of teaching and gives students the opportunity to put what they have learned into practice.

Assessment method

Throughout this program there will be a variety of different assessment methods which range from: -Research projects -Presentations -Practical demonstrations -Essay and written reports -Self evaluation -Peer evaluation -Debates

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7500 Year 1
England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Equine Management at University Centre at Salford City College - UCAS