Foundation Degree in Equine Science and Husbandry

In Skipton

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    Foundation degree

  • Location

    Skipton

  • Duration

    2 Years

Description

Validated by York St John University. This two year full-time or three year part-time programme has a strong emphasis on managing within the equine sector and focuses on the scientific aspects and work in the equine ancillary industries. You will develop sector specific knowledge and an in-depth awareness of the industry together with the ability to demonstrate sound practical skills

Facilities

Location

Starts

Skipton (North Yorkshire)
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High Street, BD23 1JY

Starts

On request

To take into account

A minimum of 100 UCAS points, either from A levels, BTEC National Certificate (Merit/Pass)/Diploma in Horse Management (Pass/Pass/Pass) or related studies, including agriculture and animal management and National Award (D). NVQ Level Three in Horse or Animal Management or Agriculture with Key Skills is acceptable as is an Apprenticeship at Level Three. Students with relevant HNC's will be able...

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Course programme


Foundation Degree in Equine Science and Husbandry
Course Level
Level 5

Course Description
Validated by York St John University
This two year full-time or three year part-time programme has a strong emphasis on managing within the equine sector and focuses on the scientific aspects and work in the equine ancillary industries. You will develop sector specific knowledge and an in-depth awareness of the industry together with the ability to demonstrate sound practical skills and knowledge. You will develop a range of personal skills and attributes such as communication, numeracy, organisation, ICT, referencing and presentation, along with work based skills. You must work a minimum of two days a week for the duration of the course together with additional block weeks, and supervisory work experience at the College yard.

Awarding Body
Course Content
Horse Husbandry
Equine Science
Equine Nutrition
Equine Health
Management of the Performance Horse
Equine Biomechanics
Equine Reproduction
Equine Grassland Management
Personal and Professional Development (4 modules)
Work Based Learning (4 modules)

Additional Qualifications BHS Stages (Horse Management and Practical Equitation Transportation of Livestock (Horses) Child Protection Certificate Equine Specific First Aid

Career Progression
Equine and animal related career paths
BSc (Hons) Equine Science Top-up

Campus Work Experience
Work related learning is an important part of this course. You will negotiate work experience or a placement with your tutor.

Assessment
The assessment programme includes written course work and examinations, practical assessment, presentations, learning diary/reflective logs, and case studies.

Attendance Course Length and Study Pattern
n/a


Entry Requirement
A minimum of 100 UCAS points, either from A levels, BTEC National Certificate (Merit/Pass)/Diploma in Horse Management (Pass/Pass/Pass) or related studies, including agriculture and animal management and National Award (D). NVQ Level Three in Horse or Animal Management or Agriculture with Key Skills is acceptable as is an Apprenticeship at Level Three.
Students with relevant HNC's will be able to transfer credit in certain modules onto the Foundation Degree.
GCSE grades in English Language and Mathematics at grades A* to C (Keys Skills Application of Number pass is acceptable). Science subjects, particularly the biological sciences, would be of benefit.
Students without the necessary qualifications but with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply. A good level of practical ability is required, equivalent to BHS Stage Two, with relevant work experience. (Two references are required from the horse industry.)Please note BHS qualifications Stage Three Horse Knowledge and Care, Stage Three Riding and the Preliminary Teaching Test all now attract 35 UCAS points each and could be used to top up National Certificate or Diploma grades.
In addition to the above, a satisfactory reference is required from an academic referee. This will be based around attendance, motivation/interest in the subject and potential ability to study independently at HE, this may include the number of attempts taken to achieve pass/merit grades.

Foundation Degree in Equine Science and Husbandry

Price on request