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Level: 6

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 28

Hours: 15.00

Start: 09/09/2019

Days / Times: Various 09:15 to 16:30

Tuition (£): 6000.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The aim of the BSc (Hons) in Equine Science, Management and Training is to provide a progression opportunity for students who have completed a Level 5 qualification in a related subject. The programme aims to integrate academic and work-based learning and equip students with the skills and knowledge relevant to their chosen career.

The programme is centred on employability and the research, training and professional development modules are all designed to encourage people to refine their practice for their future careers.

This course is regulated by HEFCE and awarded by the University of Derby.  This course can be completed full time over one year, or part time over two years.  The course offers both riding and non-riding options.

All students get access to the UDO online platform, the Derby College Learning Resources Centre, the University of Derby library, and the College’s Moodle pages. 

Entry requirements

A Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject.  Students who have successfully completed the University of Derby and Derby College’s FdSc in Equine Studies will be guaranteed progression to the top-up programme if they choose it (subject to University of Derby approval of the application).

All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss their qualifications, experience and any other related issues.

International students will need to demonstrate a minimum IELTS score in English in addition to having a successful interview.  Please contact the College for more information.

You will need to be aged 18 or over at the beginning of the course.

All applicants are subject to approval from the University of Derby.

Course Content

  • Equine Exercise Physiology
  • Developments in Equine Science
  • Research Project
  • Training and Developing Horses (optional)
  • Equine Biomechanics and Performance (optional)

How will I be assessed?

While on the programme, you will be assessed using a variety of methods including assignments, practical work, reports, group presentations and poster presentations. All formative and summative assessment methods have been designed to focus on skills specific to the industry while incorporating key transferable skills.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for practical work at a cost of approximately £100. You will also need to contribute towards any industry-relevant trips and visits throughout the course, at a cost of approximately £150.  These will be payable at the time of the planned trip or visit.

Optional costs include:

  • British Horse Society membership in preparation for industry qualifications, which will be offered alongside the degree. Cost of membership is approximately £67 (June 2017)
  • British Horse Society exams:
  • BHS Gold Membership - £69/year
    • BHS Stage 1 – complete £295 (including Ride Safe)
    • BHS Stage 2 – complete £500 (including Stage 2 Teach)
    • BHS Stage 3 – complete £630 (including Stage 3 Teach)

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

This one-year top up BSc (Hons) Equine Science, Management and Training programme offers a wide range of progression routes. Graduates will be able to demonstrate a variety of key employability skills and significant industry experience. They can also consider a masters qualification or moving into research and development.

Careers

You can progress to employment in the equestrian industry in a practical setting, such as owning/running a yard, teaching and coaching, or training and developing horses.

You can also consider employment in the equestrian industry linked to a range of other sectors, including sales and marketing, product development, and business management roles.
 
There is also the opportunity to build on your entrepreneurship skills and go into self-employment.

This qualification is awarded by the University of Derby.

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Eloise Dobrzynski

Eloise Dobrzynski

Horse-loving Eloise rides high after “off the cuff” tutor inspiration

As a horse-loving teenager, Eloise Dobrzynski found her vocation thanks to the talent-spotting skills of one her Derby College lecturers. Eloise, now aged 23, “loved every minute” of her National Horse Diploma course at Broomfield Hall but was anxious about what came next.

She runs her coaching business, often instructing nervous riders, and works for an agency which provides grooms for privately owned yards. Eloise’s family have always owned horses and when she left school she wanted to work in the equine field in some capacity.

She went to an event at Pride Park and saw Derby College’s stand. She was attracted by its horse display and was impressed by the course. The two year Diploma improved her riding, taught her about business, insurance, equine science and gave her the confidence that she “knew what she talking about.”

She also successfully took her BHS (British Horse Society) exams, stages 1and 2, which are all about riding and care and which were paid for by the college. After college she worked at various yards and self-funded her BHSAI (instructors’) exam before branching out on her own. But it was a college module, where students taught each other, which sowed the seeds of her career. For more on Eloise’s business go to her Facebook page, Kalies Coaching.

It came from an off the cuff comment by Stephanie Meadows, one of the tutors. We were doing a module where we were teaching each other and she said 'you should really think about getting more into instructing, because you've got a talent for it.' "Up until then, at 16 and 17, my mind was all over the place and I was a bit scared about leaving college – it was that which really focussed my mind. College gave me a good level of confidence – when I walked away, I felt I knew what I was talking about. "Now I want to keep going with my qualifications and carry on with what I'm doing. I love it.

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