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Foundation degrees 2024/25

Equine Training and Management, Foundation Degree (Hadlow)

This comprehensive foundation degree covers all aspects of equine management, giving you the skills to run your own business or study further.

The foundation degree in equine training and management is a vocational course, enabling you to learn about the equine industry through a mix of classroom-based learning and practical sessions. You'll gain the necessary management skills for careers with horses, with course modules covering topics such as equine anatomy and physiology, equine welfare and husbandry, and organisation and event planning.

By the end of the course, you'll be suitably prepared to work in the competition horse industry. Alternatively, you may wish to progress to BSc Hons Equine Training and Management.

The course is offered by one of the university's partner colleges: Hadlow College in Kent.

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UCAS points

64 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

ND24 H FdSc/LLEM

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Duration

2 years full-time

Start month

September

Home fees 2024/25

£6,165

What you should know about this course

  • Work placements are an integral part of FdSc programmes
  • Teaching is condensed into 2 to 3 days a week freeing up your time
  • Study in a helpful and friendly atmosphere with smaller class-sizes
  • 84% of our graduates progress into either employment or further study.

What you will study

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Entry requirements

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This course is now closed to all new applications.

64 UCAS points made up from A levels, preferably one in a science based subject, or relevant Level 3 vocational qualification. All applicants should also have a GCSE grade C or above in English, maths and preferably a science subject.

Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications.

Please contact Admissionshadlow@northkent.ac.uk.

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

You can also read our admissions policy.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use Prior Learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

The following data is based on the compulsory modules for this programme.*

* Compiled from modules taught on 2023-2024 courses.

Teaching

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

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

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

Seminars and workshops 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 courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

As a degree student at Hadlow College, you will enjoy the friendly atmosphere of a campus university with the smaller class-sizes more common in colleges. Your experience will include individual one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor, who is there to advise you on any problems you may be having, as well as comprehensive additional learning support should you need it.

Overall workload

Rather than being spread over a whole week, we try and condense our teaching into 2-3 days. This gives you time for other things.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module 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, within 15 working days on assessment feedback being given to the students on formal summative assessment. Examination results will be available within 28 days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June. Full teaching timetables are available at the start of term. For any queries, please email admissionshadlow@northkent.ac.uk.

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.

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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

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

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Successful students can enhance their skills and progress onto the BSc (Hons) Equine Training and Management programme for Year 3. Graduates will also be fully prepared for managerial and technical positions within the equine industry. Typical employers include competition centres, yards, research centres, feed manufacturers, event management agencies, equine welfare organisations, riding schools, racing yards, studs and equine veterinary clinics.

Do you provide employability services?

Hadlow College has a team of qualified Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) advisers who can provide you with free and impartial careers advice to help you make decisions about your future. The team can help you to find a career that suits your skills and abilities and have a variety of resources to help you such as internet tools and skills assessments to make sure you choose the next step that’s right for you.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.  If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we can provide training for this.

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