* subject to approval
This exciting and innovative programme has been designed for anyone interested in developing or already involved in managing equine enterprises. Facilitated by a team of professionals with established research in equine welfare, health, biomechanics, psychology, horse/human interactions and also the management and development of equine enterprises. This array of knowledge combined with close working links with industry develops graduates capable of undertaking a useful role in the equine industry supporting and managing equine enterprises. The programme works closely with industry and develops skills to be applied in a wide range of areas including managing horse welfare in different contexts, business development, and marketing, managing different types of equine businesses and human resource management. Team work and managing a team is emphasised throughout and learners will be learning by doing where applicable, work based learning is compulsory throughout the programme. This will require learners to engage a range of skills needed in reality; physical resource management, knowledge of planning for the health of equines, equine handling skills, knowledge of the legal requirements for managing equine facilities, financial implications within equine resource management and the ability to communicate and negotiate with others will support the ever changing needs of the equine industry.
Possible Progressions (subject to availability) after successfully completing this programme:
BSc (Hons) Equine Enterprise Management (Top Up) at Bicton College
Equestrian centre manager
Equine DIY yard manager
Riding school assistant manager
Riding school manager
Equine business owner
Equine events co-ordinator
Race industry secretary
Customer associate – equine insurance
Welfare centre manager
Equine loss adjuster
- UCAS Code: FEEM
- Institution codes: B18
- Awarded by: Bicton College & Plymouth University
48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, i.e. BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, and mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.
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Year 1 (full details to follow)The modules focus on developing a scientific understanding of the horse in both the physical and psychological context. There is also an emphasis placed on understanding the organisational structure required to manage an equine enterprise including the legal requirements of employment and equine welfare. There is a strong work-based element throughout the year primarily in the college's equine yards. This will develop your personal employability skills whilst also ensuring you understand and develop the research skills appropriate to support and develop an equine enterprise.
Year 2 (full details to follow)The work-based element continues in the second year where you are required to engage in a placement with industry professionals. You will learn how to differentiate between management strategies and the need to be aware of current issues as well as the need for an acute awareness in risk management. Applying research and management skills to support an equine enterprise in developing their business is key to furthering EEM student’s professional skills. Understanding the nutritional needs of horses and assessing their health within equine enterprises further develops the skills necessary to support and manage in an informed professional manner.
*Modules are subject to change and availability
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.
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