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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Derby.
Melissa Shanker had always wanted to work with horses. Riding since she was nine years old, she even took part-time jobs at stables while she was at school. So studying Horse Management – together with various BHS qualifications – at Derby College was the ideal route to her dream career. After leaving College, Melissa always managed to find work with horses.
She is now based at Pool House Equine Clinic in Lichfield where she has become their first-ever trainee veterinary nurse. She assists the vets with daily appointments and emergencies, helps with surgical procedures and is learning about how the laboratory is run.
Taking the course at Broomfield Hall gave me the qualifications I needed to pursue my chosen career as an equine veterinary nurse. It helped me develop
specific horse care knowledge which I wouldn’t have gained just through working at riding stables.