Equine Studies

  • HND

  • 2 years full-time

UCAS Institution Code
B68

UCAS Course Code
3J2B

Fees
£7,500 (Year 1, 2020/21)*

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This course develops the academic base of vocational skills and provides higher education training for those seeking a career change or development within the equine management industry.

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You will develop a sound scientific background as part of the course along with specialised vocational module delivery.

Modules include:

  • Animal husbandry
  • Principles of animal biology
  • Large animal nutrition
  • Academic and vocational skills
  • Animal health and disease
  • Practical equine management
  • Professional practice and employability in the land-based sector
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Enterprise skills

You will be assessed through a variety of methods such as assignments, practical portfolios, presentations, observations and examinations.

  • 48 UCAS points (2017 tariff) [2 D’s at A level]

Mature applicants lacking formal entry requirements but with relevant and/or industrial experience will also be considered.

Following successful completion of the HND, you can progress to degree level studies or gain employment in a variety of disciplines such as equine yards (private, training, competition, studs etc), charitable organisations, management, sales, retail and equine specific insurance, research, equine welfare, teaching, complementary therapies and self-employment.

You will develop a sound scientific background as part of the course along with specialised vocational module delivery.

Modules include:

  • Animal husbandry
  • Principles of animal biology
  • Large animal nutrition
  • Academic and vocational skills
  • Animal health and disease
  • Practical equine management
  • Professional practice and employability in the land-based sector
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Enterprise skills

You will be assessed through a variety of methods such as assignments, practical portfolios, presentations, observations and examinations.

  • 48 UCAS points (2017 tariff) [2 D’s at A level]

Mature applicants lacking formal entry requirements but with relevant and/or industrial experience will also be considered.

Following successful completion of the HND, you can progress to degree level studies or gain employment in a variety of disciplines such as equine yards (private, training, competition, studs etc), charitable organisations, management, sales, retail and equine specific insurance, research, equine welfare, teaching, complementary therapies and self-employment.

Pencoed Campus, Pencoed, CF35 5LG

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The campus has great facilities such as a 3G sports pitch, modern equine areas, sports hall and conditioning gym. Located on the outskirts of the village of Pencoed, this campus also offers local amenities and transport links within easy reach.

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