Full Time Foundation Degree Equine Science & Management

Abingdon and Witney College

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  • Foundation degree
  • Whitney
  • Duration:
    2 Years
Description

The equine industry is annually worth in excess of £900 million in exports alone. According to employers' organisations, there is a shortage of highly qualified professionals with the broad range of management and science skills required to work efficiently and effectively with horses.

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Requirements: Traditonal entry: 80 UCAS points in a relevant subject, for example National Dipoma or Certificate in Horse Management or appropriate A Levels. Non-Traditional entry: Applications from mature applicants with industry experience are welcome and will be interviewed. All applicants should demonstrate an interest in horses and the equine industry. A background in practical horsemanship would be...

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Whitney
Holloway Road, OX28 6NE, Oxfordshire, England
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Course programme


Foundation Degree in Equine Science & Management
  • Subject area:Equine Studies
  • Course type:Full time

Course description
The equine industry is annually worth in excess of £900 million in exports alone. According to employers' organisations, there is a shortage of highly qualified professionals with the broad range of management and science skills required to work efficiently and effectively with horses. To meet this need, this foundation degree has been developed, in partnership with OxfordBrookes and local employers, to provide an accessible and flexible course which will enable students to apply theoretical knowledge to their work within the equine industry. Students will attend college for two days per week. For students who are not currently employed in the industry, there will be an opportunity to work on our yard at the Common Leys Farm Campus but students will need to find an additional suitable work placement in order to complete assessment requirements.
Students will study the following modules:
Year 1
Equine Anatomy and Physiology
Practical Horse Husbandry and Management
Equine Nutrition
Laboratory Science
Introduction to Business
Learning and Professional Skills
Groundwork Skills and Riding
Laboratory Science
Year 2
Industry based project
Animal Behaviour
The Internal Business Organisation
Advanced Husbandry Management
Equine Sports Injury and Therapy
Breeding and Stud Management
Equine Fittening and Training
Equine Health Management

Final award
Foundation degree ( Science) Equine Science and Management

Entry requirements
Traditonal entry:
80 UCAS points in a relevant subject, for example National Dipoma or Certificate in Horse Management or appropriate A Levels.
Non-Traditional entry:
Applications from mature applicants with industry experience are welcome and will be interviewed.
All applicants should demonstrate an interest in horses and the equine industry.
A background in practical horsemanship would be helpful but not mandatory.

Additional information
Applications are through UCAS. UCAS code OXFD 66 D426 FdSc/EQS
Fees for 2009-2010 will be £1285. All tuition fees are payable to Oxford Brookes University at Enrolment.
There is an additonal materials and enrichment fee payable to Abingdon and Witney college. This will be in the region of £150
Student Support is available for this degree.
*Students aged 16-18 will not be required to pay the full course fee, in most cases your fee will not exceed £150.

Code Campus Duration Start date Day(s)
EHWC101P Witney Campus 2 year Sep 2010

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