University Centre at Salford City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Equine Management

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Course summary

If you have a passion for horses and would like to pursue a career in the equine industry, this course provides an excellent opportunity to facilitate that journey. You will need to have a genuine interest in horses with some practical knowledge of horse care and riding experience. The practical elements of curriculum delivery take place at Ryders Farm Equestrian Centre where you will have access to outstanding equestrian facilities. The theoretical aspects of the course are delivered at college. The objectives of the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Equine Management are as follows: • To equip students with Animal and Equine 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 and Equine 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 and Equine 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 and Equine 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 and Equine Management plays in addressing these issues. • To provide opportunities for students to achieve a nationally-recognised professional qualification within their chosen area of specialisation. • To provide opportunities for students to achieve certifications. • To offer students the chance of career progression in their chosen field, with particular emphasis on achieving management-level positions, professional recognition and beyond. • To allow flexibility of study and to meet local or specialist needs. • To offer a balance between employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations. • To provide students with opportunities to engage in an industry-recognised apprenticeship scheme that aligns with their employer’s needs and their own career aspirations. • To provide students with the context in which to consider professional ethics and their relation to personal, professional and statutory responsibilities within the industry We meet these objectives by: • Providing a thorough grounding in Animal and Equine Management principles that leads the student to a range of specialist progression pathways relating to individual professions within the sector. • Equipping individuals with commercial acumen, understanding and Animal and Equine Management skills for success in a range of the roles in this sector. • Enabling progression to a university degree by supporting the development of appropriate academic study skills. • Enabling progression to further professional qualifications in specific Animal and Equine Management areas by mapping to units in a range of professional qualifications.

Course details


Year 1 Unit 1: Animal Health and Welfare Unit 2: Business and the Business Environment Unit 3: Managing a Successful Project Unit 6: Animal Anatomy and Physiology Unit 12: Horse Husbandry Unit 13: Management of Equine Facilities Unit 7: Animal Nutrition Unit 19: Horse and Human Relationship Year 2 Unit 23: Biological Principles Unit 24: Research Project Unit 26: Evolution and Adaptations Unit 33: Animal Breeding and Genetics Unit 31: Equine Health and Disease Unit 32: Therapy and Rehabilitation Unit 41: Work Experience

Assessment method

Formative and summative assessment will be completed during the course via a range of methods. Formative assessment is primarily developmental in nature and designed to give feedback to students on their performance and profess. It develops and consolidates knowledge, understanding, skills and competencies. It is a key part of the learning process and can enhance learning. Summative assessment is where students are provided with the assignment grades contributing towards the overall unit grades. Summative feedback also gives students additional formative feedback to support on-going development and improvement in subsequent assignments. A range of assessment methods are used such as practical assessment, written reports, essays, work-based projects, academic posters, reflective journals, presentations with assessor questioning, and examinations.

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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Eccles Sixth Form College
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

HNC Equine Management or equivalent qualification

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A minimum of three GCSEs at Grade C/4-5 or above including Maths and English.

Unistats information

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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
Channel Islands £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