Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
01/09/20212 Years4Full-TimeKirkley Hall CampusUniversity Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

The foundation degree in Equestrian Performance and Coaching is aimed at individuals with a strong interest in equine welfare within equine management, training and equestrian coaching.

A variety of core and specialist modules are studied over the two years to improve industry, academic and research skills. Riding and non-riding options are available to suit the individual.

This course aims to provide direct progression opportunities to individuals within the fields of equine management, equestrian training and coaching and has been designed to appeal to students with a variety of previous equestrian experience and a strong interest in equine welfare.

The programme places emphasis on practical experience, the acquisition of vital industry skills and the underlying theoretical concepts, and will support further opportunities to gain British Horse Society (BHS) and UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) qualifications to further enhance career prospects.

You will need a level 3 qualification in a related subject equivalent to a minimum of 48 UCAS points. You should also have GCSEs in English, mathematics and science at grades 9 - 4 (A*-C), or level 2 equivalent qualifications.

Study levelCostAdditional fees
19+please enquireStudents are advised they may incur extra costs for additional books, journal subscriptions and resources. If the printing allocation is exceeded then you may need to purchase additional credits. Students are responsible for transport costs and this includes field trips. You will also need correct industry standard riding equipment and will be provided with a kit list at interview.

Assessment will be continuous via a wide range of methods including seminars, projects, presentations, reports, and practical exams. Some of the additional vocational qualifications, which are optional, may also require the submission of portfolio evidence and the completion of externally set and marked exams.

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

This course will aim to provide direct progression opportunities to individuals within the fields of equine management, equestrian training and coaching and has been designed to appeal to students with an interest in equine welfare and with a variety of previous equestrian experience.

Specialist modules include:
Year One: Practical Horse Management, Applied Horse Health, Equine Anatomy and Physiology, Theory of Equitation, Riding the Performance Horse over Fences, Riding the Performance Horse on the Flat, Coaching the Performance Horse and Rider.

Year Two:
Theory of Coaching, Equine Ethics and Welfare, Performance Horse Physiology, Preventative Medicines and Veterinary Techniques.

Non-riding options include:
Animal Behaviour/Animal Nutrition.

Core modules include:
Personal Development and Planning, Research and Study Skills for Land-Based Industry, Numeracy Skills and Quantitative Methods for Land-Based Industry, Employability Skills, Investigative Project, Scientific Methodology and Experimental Design, Industrial Experience, Principles of Land-Based Enterprise Management.

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