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BSc (Hons) Equine Science, Management and Training (Top Up)

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

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Equine
Higher Education
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 6
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/bsc-hons-equine-science-management-and-training-top-up
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Course Information for Students

The aim of the BSc (Hons) Equine Science, Management and Training is to provide a progression opportunity for students who have completed a Level 5 qualification in a related discipline. The programme aims to integrate academic and work-based learning and to 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 Group Learning Resources Centre, the University of Derby library, and the College’s Moodle pages. 

The programme will run with a minimum of six students.  In 2020-21 we enrolled six students on this programme.

You need a Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject.

All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss their qualifications, experience and riding ability.

You will have a riding assessment prior to commencement of the programme if you choose the riding option.  It is desirable that you are riding towards BHS Stage 2 or equivalent.

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.

Riding

  • Equine Exercise Physiology
  • Developments in Equine Science
  • Independent Research Project
  • Training and Developing Horses

Non-riding

  • Equine Exercise Physiology
  • Developments in Equine Science
  • Independent Research Project
  • Equine Biomechanics and Performance

This course will be delivered on-site.

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 £79 (June 2021)
  • British Horse Society exams:

       – BHS Gold Membership – £79/year

       – BHS Stage 1 – (including Ride Safe)

       – BHS Stage 2 – (including Stage 2 Teach)

       – BHS Stage 3 – (including Stage 3 Teach)

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.

You will have a riding assessment prior to commencement of the programme if you choose the riding option.  It is desirable you are riding to stage 3 equivalent or elementary level and jumping up to and/or exceeding 90cm.

All applicants should also meet minimum riding requirements:

  • Experience of riding a variety of horses in a range of environments
  • 13 stone weight limit

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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For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

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£20010

Veterinary Nurses

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:45 pm