Foundation Degree in Equine Studies

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Course Level: Foundation Degree Course Duration: 2 Years FT / 3 Years PT Entry Requirements

160 points are required in total, which equate to one of the following:

  • 2 full A-levels at grade C or above, or equivalent combination of two grades, with at least one in a science discipline
  • MPP profile at Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma
  • M at Level 3 City and Guilds Extended Diploma
  • MM at Level 3 BTEC Diploma
  • Appropriate NVQ at level 3 or
  • An Access qualification or
  • Qualifications deemed equivalent to the above
  • In addition you will need supporting GCSEs at grade C or above in Maths and English or Level 2 equivalents.

Students over the age of 21 and with relevant vocational experience or …

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Course Level: Foundation Degree Course Duration: 2 Years FT / 3 Years PT Entry Requirements

160 points are required in total, which equate to one of the following:

  • 2 full A-levels at grade C or above, or equivalent combination of two grades, with at least one in a science discipline
  • MPP profile at Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma
  • M at Level 3 City and Guilds Extended Diploma
  • MM at Level 3 BTEC Diploma
  • Appropriate NVQ at level 3 or
  • An Access qualification or
  • Qualifications deemed equivalent to the above
  • In addition you will need supporting GCSEs at grade C or above in Maths and English or Level 2 equivalents.

Students over the age of 21 and with relevant vocational experience or transferable knowledge and skills, or industry qualifications – for example BHS exams – may be assessed on merit.

Any riding at the College is subject to a satisfactory riding assessment. Weight restriction for riders is 13 stone/82.5kg.
All students must have satisfactory practical experience within the industry.

Programme Aims

This programme is designed to fill an increasing demand within the equine industry related areas for those who can perform technical competence and demonstrate managerial experience. Opportunities are available to train towards BHS exams, and a variety of Equine related one-day courses. Through our Short Courses students receive a 20% discount (subject to availability).


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Programme Structure

This programme contains a mixture of theoretical and practical sessions, including work experience, and will include at least one practical riding session a week. Study tours take place every year, currently 1st year students to Vienna and 2nd year students to Egypt. 1st year students also have to complete duties – e.g. working in the College yard – one day a week.

What You Are Likely To Study

Year 1

  • Equine Husbandry
  • Equine Anatomy and Phsyiology
  • Equine Nutrition
  • Equine Behaviour
  • Business Enterprise
  • Professional Practice

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

  • Equine Veterinary Science
  • Equine Fitness and Training
  • Teaching and Training
  • Business Operations
  • Independent Research Project

Optional Modules (choose one)*

  • Equitation
  • Breeding and Stud

*Please note that the option choices are subject to availability.

Assessment

Your progress will be monitored by a variety of assessment techniques including a planned programme of written assignments, presentations, group work, practical assessments and exam. An independent research project and 20 working days of independently arranged work experience must be completed as part of this programme.

Progression

Successful students may progress onto the one-year top-up BSc (Hons) Equitation Science at Duchy College, Stoke Climsland (part of Cornwall College).

Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

UCAS Insitution Code P60 UCAS Programme Code D422 Awarding Body Plymouth University
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