Chichester College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The Edexcel BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) includes a range of modules chosen to give learners a comprehensive understanding of the equine sports and coaching industry. The course has a strong vocational emphasis, designed to build practical competence and successfully equip students with the skills necessary to succeed in business.
Students will benefit from high quality facilities including access to a wide range of horses, indoor stabling and training arena complete with mirrors and cameras. In addition, outdoor all weather arenas are available as well as BSJA jumps and cross country schooling fences.
There will be the opportunity to study a broad range of modules within the course including Equine exercise physiology, Equine Sports Medicine, Applied Sports Coaching, Sport and Exercise Psychology and Management of performance horses.
You will be taught by experienced tutors who possess extensive knowledge of the equine industry and related industry qualifications. Throughout this course, a combination of teaching methods is adopted including lectures, presentations, practical horse handling and laboratory experiments.
Following successful completion of the course, students will have the option to top up with one year’s study at university.
You will benefit from a comprehensive programme of academic study skills throughout the course and will work in a supervisory capacity on the equine yard. Year 1: Horse Husbandry; Work Based Learning; Human resource Management; Anatomy and Physiology; Develop and implement a training programme for the performance horse; Teaching a Specialist Subject; Animal Nutrition; Event Management. Year 2: Animal Health and Welfare; Work Based Learning; Biological Principles; Management of the Performance Horse; Equine Sports Medicine; Research Project; Animal Industry and Trade and Principles of Animal Health.
Assessment methods include range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, as well as written examinations and a final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your unit mark.
The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends on your course choices.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Brinsbury Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||80 - 96 points||All students complete an Audition/Interview. A typical offer of either a combination of GCE A levels/Level 3 Diploma or an Extended Diploma at overall Merit. GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above.|
|A level||CCC - CDD||All students complete an Audition/Interview. A typical offer of either a combination of GCE A levels/Level 3 Diploma or an Extended Diploma at overall Merit. GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM - MMP||All students complete an Audition/Interview. A typical offer of either a combination of GCE A levels/Level 3 Diploma or an Extended Diploma at overall Merit. GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
M: 30 credits
P: 15 credits
|Scottish Higher||CCDDDD||All students complete an Audition/Interview. A typical offer of either a combination of Level 3 Higher Diploma including relevant subjects. Standard/Nationals Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE at grades C or above are required in English Language and Mathematics|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||Students must have their primary subject related to this course|
All students complete an Audition/Interview and may be asked to present a portfolio of work as part of their application. A typical offer of either a combination of GCE A levels/Level 3 Diploma or an Extended Diploma at overall Merit. GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above, English as a second language at IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Mature students with suitable experience and/or portfolio of work are welcome to make an application and attend an interview and/or audition.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||No factor below 5.5. For those resident in the UK who have suitable work experience, a college English test is available to show competency in English.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£6,500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6,500||Year 1|
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