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University Centre Sparsholt

Equestrian Performance Management

UCAS Code: D422

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

C,E

Two 'A' Level passes, including one at grade C or above in a Science

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

A satisfactory pass profile in a relevant Access course with 45 credits at Level 3, with Science units at Merit.

Appropriate IB certificates will be considered

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

We also accept the following City & Guilds Diploma: • C&G Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) - MMP; • C&G Advanced Technical Diploma (720) - MM • C&G Extended Diploma - Pass with 6 units at Merit

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48

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Equine studies

**WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?**
- Benefit from work experience at all course stages

- Progress to BSc Top-up at University Centre Sparsholt after successfully completing the course

- Get hands-on with research projects, events and shows as well an international study tour

**What will I learn?**
This course has been carefully designed to help you build strong practical skills alongside applied knowledge to maximise your employability. This practical emphasis is reflected in the course content, with units in equitation, husbandry and training, while other units focus on your applied scientific knowledge and business skills.

Using all the resources of our flagship Equine Centre, you will experience riding, running events and shows and completing assignments and research projects. Research projects focus on the management of a commercial sized centre, while external study visits and an international study tour increase industry exposure. Work placements throughout the course complete the picture.

**Where can I go from here?**
Many FdSc graduates choose to join the BSc Top-up programme in Equestrian Performance Management. Sparsholt graduates enjoy a range of careers in teaching, livery centres, polo yards, racing and studs, including competition rider, groom, riding instructor, stud worker and racing stable manager.

Modules

YEAR 1
• Equine Anatomy and Physiology
• The Equine Industry
• Industry Skills
• Work Placement 1
• Equitation and Husbandry
• Principles in Biology
• Academic Skills

YEAR 2
• Equitation and Training
• Applied Industry Research
• Nutrition and Dietetics
• Work Placement 2
• Equine Health and Welfare
• Equine Business Administration
• Breeding and Stud Management
• Coaching Methods

Assessment methods

Tutorial support throughout the study will help you to develop your skills and knowledge, using a varied range of assessments, including case studies, seminars and investigative reports with a range of practical sessions.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,800
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£9,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Sparsholt offers a College Bursary of up to £750 per annum to all eligible students and an Aim Higher Bursary to £1200 to all students progressing from a Sparsholt Level 3 course to a FdSc or BSc.

Degree students can also apply for a grant to help cover non-travel costs associated with dissertations/ research projects, and subscriptions.

For further details please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/fees-and-funding/.

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Sparsholt

Department:

Equestrian Science and Performance Management

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

92%
high
Equine studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

75%
Library resources
50%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
92%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

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