This programme has been designed for anyone who is interested in the training, performance and welfare of horses used for a wide range of purposes, from leisure to international competition. Delivery by an established team of world-leading experienced professionals ensures that content is contemporary and encompasses recent advances within allied industries, allowing exploration of traditional, established and emerging equestrian disciplines alike.
You will study the fundamental underpinning principles of biology and psychology. Important aspects from educational, sports and technology disciplines support and develop a detailed knowledge of equestrian/equitation practices that exist in industry. The programme utilizes work-related and work-based opportunities to enhance your learning. On completion you will be a technically competent practitioner, a thinker with demonstrable analytical and application skills. You will also be capable of working autonomously within a range of areas and scenarios.
Throughout the programme you will have the opportunity to become involved in applied practice across all modules and priority research some of which is identified by the International Society for Equitation Science. In addition there will be opportunities to continue the development of personal and professional skills. Periods of work-related learning in industry are also strongly encouraged and closely supported.
On successful completion you will be able to justify the use of horses for a range of purposes within the industry in which you will be employed. You will have gained a detailed understanding of the underpinning biology and psychology of the equid and develop an understanding of the complexities of working within the unique horse/human paradigm. Course content is facilitated through a mixture of lectures, seminars, demonstrations and practical sessions with the horse at the centre of all practice.
Our facilities Stoke Climsland at include:
– 40 horses
– 2 indoor schools
– 1 outdoor school
– Horse walker
– Equitation science related technology
Arrangements can also be made with the yard manager for keeping your own horse or horses on the yard on either working or DIY livery.
There is the opportunity to ride in order to apply theory to practice.
You will be required to supplement your study from work within the industry. The College has many industry links to support this: these include John Pitts, ISES, the Horse Trust, Liphook Equine Hospital, Kings Troop and Newmarket Equine Hospital.
Other additional training opportunities are:
– Trailer towing
– Safeguarding children
– First aid
– BHS Qualificaitons
– UKCC Level 1
– Riding and Road Saftey training and examination
The above opportunities are extra to your course as a result there may be charges from the various awarding bodies associated with them.
Possible careers available with this qualification:
– Equine Behaviour Consultant
– Equine Industry Advisor
– Equine Management
– Welfare Organisation
– Equine Charity
– Equine Specific Veterinary Practices or Hospitals working alongside Industry Professionals
The application process for full-time and part-time degree level courses with The Cornwall College Group starting in September 2017 is still open and we are taking applications. Full-time applicants should apply via UCAS and part-time applicants directly via the College website.
- UCAS Code: D422
- Institution codes: DUCHY D55
- Awarded by: Duchy College & Plymouth University
- Course Fee (per annum): £7500
48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required. Access to HE Diplomas - 45 credits at level 3. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science 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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Course DocumentsFdSc Equitation, Training and Behaviour Handbook Stoke
Indicative Modules Year One
- Introduction to Equine Science
- Equine Industry, Practice & Welfare
- Principles of Behaviour & Training
- Equine Business Management
- Research Skills
- Personal & Employability Skills Development- Equid Structure & Function
Indicative Modules Year Two
- Application of Training Principles
- Principles of Equitation Science
- Equine Nutrition & Physiology
- Equine Health & Rehabilitation
- Contemporary Issues in Equestrianism- Research Project
*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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