Equine Studies (Vocational)

These courses are an excellent foundation for a career in the equine industry. You will need to have a genuine interest in horses, with some practical knowledge of horse care preferable along with some riding ability. Learning takes place both at college and at the equestrian unit at Ryders Farm in Kearsley.

Equine Open Evening Monday 15 May 2018 at Ryders Farm, Manchester Rd, Bolton, BL4 8RU

What will I study?

You will cover a variety of topics such as:
• Riding and equitation
• Horse behaviour and welfare
• The equine industry
• Equine nutrition
• Stable yard management
• Equine anatomy and physiology
• Animal biology
Work experience is an essential element for the equine courses. Students have previously completed their placements at prestigious equestrian yards and in Terrou, France.

What enrichment will there be?

Activities could include:
• Horse of the Year Show
• Visiting guest speakers and demonstrations such as veterinary surgeons and equine physiotherapists
• County shows
• White Rose Polo Club
• University visits and conferences
You may also have the opportunity to join the college’s riding team.

Level \ Entry Requirements Foundation
Entry Requirements: E/Fs or 1/2s at GCSE
Code: C18E-EQU-DL1
Available at: Eccles, Eccles

Entry Requirements: 4 Ds/3s at GCSE
Code: C18E-EQU-DL2
Available at: Eccles, Eccles

Entry Requirements: 5 Cs/4s at GCSE including English and Maths
Code: C18E-EQU-ED3
Available at: Eccles, Eccles

What could I do next?

If you study at advanced level you could go on to study a related subject at university such as equine science, behaviour or therapy. Some students go directly into employment, working in commercial stables, stud farms and equine rehabilitation centres. Others have taken further study in the racing industry.

How is the course assessed

The course is assessed by written assignments and practical assessments. Some units will be assessed through synoptics and examinations.

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