Is working at the forefront of equine training, rehabilitation, and welfare the next step on your equine journey? If so, then this programme is for you. This course will provide you with unique skills to combine an understanding of equine behaviour, training, and rehabilitation reflective of current needs within the equine industry. With guidance from our expert staff, you will develop an understanding of equine behaviour, and learning theory and how this is used to apply training techniques more effectively. Emphasis is placed upon establishing the links between key areas of equine rehabilitation including behaviour modification, biomechanics, injury, and exercise physiology.
Level 4 • Equids in Global Industry • Equine Groundwork • Equine Training Theories y • Scientific Data Collection & Analysis • Introduction to Behaviour in Animals • Comparative Functional Anatomy & Physiology Level 5 • Research Methods • Work Based Learning OR RC5508 Experiential Learning • Equine Behaviour Modification and Handling • Equine Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics • Equine Injury and Rehabilitation • Behavioural Physiology and Cognition OR RC5511 Animal Nutrition
Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, practical assessments, data handling questions, short answer quizzes, and in class examinations. Assessment weighting varies depending on course and year of study. For more information please see our Course Information on our website.
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
- Year 2
Interviews may be used to help make decisions on borderline applications and those where the Programme Leader needs to gain further information. Mature students (aged 21+) will be considered on an individual basis on their prior knowledge and experience. This may be assessed by interview, completion of coursework/essay or other methods. There may be a requirement for a formal qualification to be completed first e.g. Access to HE course.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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