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Level: 6

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 33

Hours: 15.00

Start: 07/09/2020

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Tuition (£): 6500.00*

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 OfS and the qualification is awarded by the University of Derby.  It 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 have access to the UDO online platform, the Derby College Learning Resources Centre, the University of Derby library, and the College’s Moodle pages. 

In light of Covid-19, DCG has the following provision planned:

1. Induction Week will commence w/c Monday 21st September 2020.  This will run for two days - day one will consist of face-to-face delivery; day two will consist of remote access to induction materials and remote delivery of content by lecturers via the Microsoft Teams platform.

2. Teaching will commence w/c Monday 28th September 2020 (days to be confirmed).  The following planned semester will run until 8th January 2021 when current guidance and delivery methods will be reassessed.  The following is planned for delivery contact time on a weekly basis:

  • Tutorials face-to-face at Broomfield Hall, DCG - 1.5 hours
  • Tutorials online via Microsoft Teams - 1.5 hours
  • Practicals on-site at Broomfield Hall, DCG - 1.5-3 hours
  • Theory delivery of content via Microsoft Teams - 7.5 hours
  • Support/drop-in sessions via Microsoft Teams - 1.5 hours

Entry requirements

You need to hold a Level 5 qualification (FdSc or HND) in a relevant subject.  Students who have successfully completed the University of Derby and Derby College Group's FdSc in Equine Science Management and Training 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 20 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 (dissertation)
  • Training and Developing Horses (option 1 - riding)
  • Equine Biomechanics and Performance (option 2 - non-riding)

How will I be assessed?

While on the programme, you will be assessed using a variety of methods including written assignments, practical work, reports, group presentations, poster presentations and professional discussions.  All formative and summative assessment methods have been designed to focus on skills specific to the equestrian 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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Georgia Brereton

Georgia Brereton

Broomfield Equine HE programme Leads To Dressage Coaching Career

Dressage coach and trainer Georgia Brereton knew she was always going to work with horses one day.
 
Now 23, she has been riding since the age of four and after leaving school, she enrolled at Derby College to train for a career in the equine industry.
 
After completing a level 3 diploma in Equine Management in 2015, Georgia progressed onto the degree programme in Equine Science, Management and Training at Broomfield Hall.
 
As well as gaining these qualifications, Georgia also learned about dressage which has been invaluable with her career choice.
 
Georgia is now a UKCC Accredited British Dressage Coach. She holds British Equestrian Federation coaching qualifications to level 2, and she will be starting her level 3 course next year.
 
As part of her job, she travels to stables around Derbyshire, teaching dressage to riders aged between 15 and 50 as well as riding horses for her clients.
 
Georgia said: "I would definitely recommend Broomfield. The facilities are brilliant and the lecturers are great.  They are so supportive with everything, not just the course content."
 
“One of the best things about the equine courses is the variety and the flexibility to learn within each module. I enjoyed all the modules but especially liked anatomy and physiology which were fascinating.”
 
Working with horses means Georgia’s day begins at 6.30am and doesn’t finish until early evening, but, she says, it’s worth it.
 
She added; “I get to ride so many different horses as well as my own lovely seven-year-old pony, Heaven. We started competing together in dressage events in the summer and he’s doing really well.”
 
 

I would definitely recommend Broomfield. The facilities are brilliant and the lecturers are great.  They are so supportive with everything, not just the course content.

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