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Coleg Sir Gâr Carmarthenshire College

Part Time HNC/HND Equine Studies

Coleg Sir Gâr Carmarthenshire College
In Carmarthen ()

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Typology HNC
Duration 2 Years
  • HNC
  • Duration:
    2 Years
Description

The HNC/D Equine Studies encompasses the applied science, occupation, business and industry involved with the husbandry, welfare and management requirements of horses. These may be kept for their athletic abilities or the recreational and sporting interests of their owners. The subjects apply fundamental physical, biological, economic and sociological principles to sustainable animal management.

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Government funding available

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· Requirements

Adequate practical experience and either 40 UCAS points or a pass at a National Diploma or a Credit in the Advanced National Certificate, A - Levels or equivalent. Plus three GCSE / O level passes at grade C or above or equivalent qualifications. Mature students are considered on an individual basis as a wider range of prior experience can be taken into consideration.

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Course programme

Awarding Body

University of Glamorgan

UCAS code:C22, Route A , Route B

Course Content

The HNC/D Equine Studies encompasses the applied science, occupation, business and industry involved with the husbandry, welfare and management requirements of horses. These may be kept for their athletic abilities or the recreational and sporting interests of their owners. The subjects apply fundamental physical, biological, economic and sociological principles to sustainable animal management in the world and consider the social and environmental impacts of such management systems. The HNC/D programme in equine studies is concerned with the scientific basis of horses and related activities in applied biology. They include all the sciences underpinning the management and use of the animals and their products and with the husbandry, care and welfare of horses. The aim of the course is to provide realistic theoretical practical training for those whose intention is to find employment in the equine industry as enterprise managers or to work in the service industries. It also provides a route to continued study in higher education up to degree level.

Course Features

Anatomy PHYSIOLOGY this module is a core requirement and it introduces the student to anatomy in a range of animals and to enable the student to relate anatomical structure to function.

Animal Nursing HEALTH Care this module is a core requirement and it prepares students to meet the legal and ethical requirements pertaining to staff and procedures, health care and hygiene associated with health and vigour, nursing skills, veterinary techniques to diagnose and treat patients.

Nutrition this module is a core requirement and it provides students with knowledge of anatomical PHYSIOLOGY variation in the digestive systems in a range of animals, the dietary needs of a variety of species and their feeding regime development.

Animal Breeding this module aims to develop an understanding of the principles of selection of breeding stock, the mechanisms of oestrus, and the artificial methods of manipulating reproduction, care and management of breeding animals and their young.

Behaviour this module provides an understanding of the causation of natural animal behaviour, from a scientific basis of observable behaviour and to examine the relationship between animals and their environment.

Animal Welfare this module introduces historical and current developments in animal welfare, knowledge of theoretical and applied animal welfare, concepts required to assess animal welfare.

Business Skills this module provides the student with modern and appropriate I.T. skills for industrial application; to develop an awareness of personnel management and to gain an understanding of the financial records required by a small business.

Event Management this module provides the student with event/project management skills for practical application when co-ordinating an event.

Performance development this module develops the student`s understanding of the static and dynamic conformation of the horse and the effects of mechanical and physical pressures placed on them during exercise; to investigate sports injuries, their diagnosis and treatment to examine nutrient considerations for the equine athlete and energy production.

Practical Equine Management this module promotes an understanding of dietary needs of a variety of horses, specialist tack and equipment required for competition, equestrian disciplines and provides experience of working in a yard situation, supervisory techniques.
Career Prospects and Progression

The aim of the course is to provide realistic theoretical and practical training for those whose intention is to find employment in the equine industry as enterprise managers or to work in the service industries. It also provides a route to continued study in higher education up to degree level.

Modules

Core Modules: Anatomy & Physiology; Health Care and Nursing; Nutrition. Additional Modules: Specialist Study; Work Experience; Animal Breeding; Animal Behaviour; Performance Development; Equitation; Event Management; Animal Welfare; Study Skills; Horse Technology; Practical Equine Management; Performance development; Animal Breeding; Specialist Study.

Method of Assessment

Students` performance is monitored by assignments: continuous assessment, practical work, end of module written examinations and completion of a major project.

Course Length

A 2 year day release course.

Time of Delivery

Daytime

Campus

Pibwrlwyd Campus

Bilingual Provision

This course can be studied in English only

Entry Requirements

Adequate practical experience and either 40 UCAS points or a pass at a National Diploma or a Credit in the Advanced National Certificate, A - Levels or equivalent. Plus three GCSE / O level passes at grade C or above or equivalent qualifications. Mature students are considered on an individual basis as a wider range of prior experience can be taken into consideration.

Full-time or Part-time

Part Time


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