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Course summary

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

Assessment method

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11800 Year 1

Additional fee information

For practical sessions at the equestrian centre, learners are expected to purchase their own uniform (yard wear – as specified by the Equestrian Centre in joining instructions). As identified previously, students are required to undertake a work placement in a location of their own choosing. The responsibility of finding a suitable placement lies with the student who is also responsible for any related financial requirements. Students also have the option to undertake a secondary qualification. The training fees for the first qualification are paid for by Reaseheath and payment of the examination fee is the responsibility of the student. If students wish to undertake more than one secondary qualification, they may do so but will need to pay the training fees in addition to the examination fee. Equipment costs Students can expect costs to be in the region of £300, to include PPE of an approved riding hat, riding boots, gloves, and a good waterproof coat (without a hood) as well as navy blue jodhpurs and navy-blue polo shirt. Prices of equipment are dependent on retailer.
Equine Training and Rehabilitation at University Centre Reaseheath - UCAS