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Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, FdSc (Hadlow)

This highly-unique degree course has been designed in conjunction with industry experts to equip students who wish to work in the field of equine therapy and rehabilitation.

Designed not only to allow students to evaluate, design and administer a range of therapy treatments, graduates will also be 'client ready' and coached in personal skills so as to be ready to work within a related therapy/rehabilitation organisation.

Teaching on this programme aims to maximise on the unique facilities offered at Greenwich Equestrian Centre; as such there is high practical content in the course. Student-centred theory-based sessions take place in well-equipped classrooms, lecture theatres, laboratories and computer suites.

The college's excellent industry links provide ample opportunity for trips to equestrian businesses, as well as frequent involvement from industry professional to give lectures and practical demonstrations.

UCAS points

64 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

DK23H

Partner college

University Centre Hadlow

Duration

2 years full-time

Start month

September

Home fees

2021/2022 fees

2021/2022 fees

What you should know about this course

  • Study on a highly-unique degree course that has been designed in conjunction with industry experts
  • Access the unique facilities offered at Greenwich Equestrian Centre
  • Benefit from excellent industry links provide ample opportunity for trips to equestrian businesses

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

Jenny Paddison is the course leader for this degree.

Students receive outstanding support from a team of highly qualified teaching staff with extensive and diverse experiences within the equine sector.

Entry requirements

64 UCAS points, made up from A Levels, preferably in a science based subject, or a relevant Level 3 vocational qualification. All applicants should have GCSE Grade C or above in English, maths and science and have spent two years studying at Level 3.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Further information about entry

Applications from mature students, without the standard entry requirements, who are working in the industry, are welcome.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Covid safe teaching and learning

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22 and we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible face-to-face and on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Please note that UK Coronavirus policy continues to adapt to ongoing changes. Our plans may need to change and we may need to move activity online at short notice in response to any changes in Government guidance and Covid safety requirements.

Teaching

In a typical week* learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Class sizes

The smaller class sizes, and one-to-one contact time with tutors, gives our students a personal experience.

Independent learning

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Assessment

On this course, on average*, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

Assessment feedback on the programme will be delivered through a range of mechanisms depending upon the assessment method. Assessment feedback will be given in a timely manner that adheres to Hadlow College's Assessment Policy, with a four week limit on assessment feedback being given to the students on formal summative assessment.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

* Calculated as an average of compulsory and optional modules (where applicable each year). You can find out more detail about how individual modules are taught within the 'What you will study' section.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2021/2022 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Fees information

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Some courses have additional costs associated with them, such as trips, clothing and materials. Students may also need to purchase some specialist equipment.

For this course, you will need the following:

  • BSI Kitemark-approved riding hat (from £60)
  • Boots (from £30)
  • Jodhpurs (from £25)
  • Whip (up to £5)
  • Grooming kit (c. £25).

We don't have official suppliers of these items, so you can source them to suit your budget.

Full details of costs are provided at interview or can be obtained by contacting the College Information and Recruitment Services. More information.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Work experience is built into all courses (including weekends and holidays) to ensure students develop the necessary employability skills that the industry requires.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

The programme will produce vocationally strong students who are capable of employment in equine therapy and rehabilitation, and associated occupations or progressing to a relevant Top Up degree.

Other areas include: Groom, Trek Assistant, Assistant Yard Manager, Horse Trainer, Equine Yard Manager, Event Organiser, Riding Instructor, Jockey, Competition Rider, Therapy Centre Assistant, Welfare Officer, Equine Veterinary Nurse.

Do you provide employability services?

Hadlow College has a dedicated team that will work with you to develop your CV, provide you with interview experience and offer advice on your future career direction. As a University of Greenwich student, you can also benefit from the employability services at the University, including the online resources and one-to-one assistance with placement and employment opportunities, knowledge of job markets, HR selection processes and job applications.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

To help you settle in and enjoy your time with us we offer a range of support. The high standards our support reach was recognised during our last OFSTED 'Care Standards' Inspection - once again (for the fourth consecutive time) we received a Grade 1 'outstanding' with no recommendations needed to improve our services.

At the start of your course you'll be assigned a personal tutor who will guide and monitor you during your time with us. In your one-to-one tutorials, which are held regularly throughout the year, you will have the chance to discuss careers, health and social education, as well as academic progress.

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