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Derby College

Equine Science, Management and Training

UCAS Code: D422

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss their qualifications, experience and any other related issues. You should have one of the following: • 64 UCAS points – from either an Extended Diploma or National Diploma in Equine Management • At least two A-levels or AS-levels in a science-related subject • A GNVQ/NVQ Level 3 in an equine-related subject All applicants should also have at least four GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*C) to include English, Maths and Science. All applicants should also meet minimum riding requirements: • Balanced position in walk, trot, canter and jumping and be independent of the rein • Experience riding a variety of horses in a range of environments • 13 stone weight limit BHS qualifications would be advantageous but not essential. We also welcome suitably experienced applicants who may lack institutional qualifications. All such applicants will be interviewed and may be set an appropriate piece of work upon which a judgement will be made, taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience. 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

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

his two-year course is specifically designed to combine the development of your academic knowledge and understanding with relevant vocational skills and competencies.

Through active participation in the course, you will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of current equine scientific knowledge and its application to the practical environment. You will also develop an awareness of event management and marketing techniques, including social media strategies, in order to promote entrepreneurship and business growth.

This modular programme will be delivered through engaging lectures and practical studies in our laboratories and on-site equestrian centre and through work-based learning, equivalent to one day per week on placement. This will be enhanced through field trips (mandatory and voluntary) to enable you to apply theory to practice.

Your learning will be supported by our highly qualified teaching team who have a wealth of academic and professional experience in many specialist areas. Guest speakers will also ensure that you receive the most up-to-date professional experience and knowledge.

Delivered at the Derby College Broomfield Hall Campus, the programme includes 15 hours of taught material each week with a minimum of 15 hours of expected self-study per week. This programme will run with a minimum of six students.

Upon completion, you will achieve a Foundation Degree from the University of Derby.

This course is regulated by HEFCE and the qualification is awarded by the University of Derby.

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

Modules

Modules:

Year 1

Anatomy and Physiology
Equine Nutrition
Yard Management
Riding and Training Horses
Study Skills
Animal Biology
Year 2

Animal Health and Welfare
Health and Disease
Equestrian Event Management and Marketing
Advanced Riding and Training Horses
Employability for Equine

Assessment methods

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

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,500
per year
England
£6,500
per year
EU
£6,500
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,500
per year
Scotland
£6,500
per year
Wales
£6,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Broomfield Hall

Department:

Animal Care

TEF rating:
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