University Centre Sparsholt has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?
Benefit from work experience at all course stages
Progress to BSc Top-up at University Centre Sparsholt after successfully completing the course
- Get hands-on with research projects, events and shows as well an international study tour
What will I learn?
This course has been carefully designed to help you build strong practical skills alongside applied knowledge to maximise your employability. This practical emphasis is reflected in the course content, with units in equitation, husbandry and training, while other units focus on your applied scientific knowledge and business skills.
Using all the resources of our flagship Equine Centre, you will experience riding, running events and shows and completing assignments and research projects. Research projects focus on the management of a commercial sized centre, while external study visits and an international study tour increase industry exposure. Work placements throughout the course complete the picture.
Where can I go from here?
Many FdSc graduates choose to join the BSc Top-up programme in Equestrian Performance Management. Sparsholt graduates enjoy a range of careers in teaching, livery centres, polo yards, racing and studs, including competition rider, groom, riding instructor, stud worker and racing stable manager.
• Equine Anatomy and Physiology
• The Equine Industry
• Industry Skills
• Work Placement 1
• Equitation and Husbandry
• Principles in Biology
• Academic Skills
• Equitation and Training
• Applied Industry Research
• Nutrition and Dietetics
• Work Placement 2
• Equine Health and Welfare
• Equine Business Administration
• Breeding and Stud Management
• Coaching Methods
Tutorial support throughout the study will help you to develop your skills and knowledge, using a varied range of assessments, including case studies, seminars and investigative reports with a range of practical sessions.
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
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||Main Site|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome applications from international students. For further details on the English language requirements, visa requirements and student life, please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/.
|A level||CE||Two 'A' Level passes, including one at grade C or above in a Science|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP||
We also accept the following City & Guilds Diploma:
• C&G Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) - MMP;
• C&G Advanced Technical Diploma (720) - MM
• C&G Extended Diploma - Pass with 6 units at Merit
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits||A satisfactory pass profile in a relevant Access course with 45 credits at Level 3, with Science units at Merit.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||Appropriate IB certificates will be considered|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MM|
Plus GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above, or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||B||Score 169-175 (FCE grade B; CAE level B2)|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band|
We will also accept the following qualifications from EU students: GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above; IGCSE English (as a first or second language) at grade C/4 or above; AS or A level English Language or English Literature; International Baccalaureate (English A or B syllabus or English Literature Standard or Higher level) grade 4.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,800 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£9,800 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Sparsholt offers a College Bursary of up to £750 per annum to all eligible students and an Aim Higher Bursary to £1200 to all students progressing from a Sparsholt Level 3 course to a FdSc or BSc. Degree students can also apply for a grant to help cover non-travel costs associated with dissertations/ research projects, and subscriptions. For further details please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/fees-and-funding/.