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Equine Training and Management (Final Year Entry) (Hadlow), BSc Hons

This comprehensive degree covers all aspects of equine management to equip you with the right skills to run a business that includes the handling and management of horses.

This degree in equine training and management will provide you with the necessary skills for management within a commercial or competition yard environment, or related industry.

The course is structured to allow you to pursue your own interests, combining theory with practical outside demonstrations, visits and seminars. Areas of focus include the training and breeding of horses, equine science and estate management. Individual modules cover equine anatomy and physiology, equine welfare and husbandry, equine biomechanics, equine nutrition, and organisation and event planning.

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

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Course/institution codes

ND25H

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Duration

1 years full-time

Start month

September

Home fees 2024/25

£9,250

What you should know about this course

  • Gain an understanding of equine physiology and anatomy
  • Be equipped to either enter post-graduate study or progress into this emerging field as a self-employed practitioner
  • Study a course that has been designed with the help of industry experts
  • Top up your existing FD qualification in a related subject in just one year.

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.

University Centre, Hadlow

The course is offered by one of the university's partner colleges.

The University Centre Hadlow is a dedicated part of Hadlow College offering a rural campus setting for our courses in partnership with the University of Greenwich.

About the course team

We are an experienced team of academic and industry professionals who have strong links to the agriculture sector. Our teaching is informed by research.

Entry requirements

Course closed

This course is now closed to all new applications.

Applicants must have successfully completed a Level 5 programme of study, such as one of the following:

  • A Diploma of Higher Education
  • A relevant foundation degree with a grade point average of at least 55%
  • A HND with a Merit profile.

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

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 rural campus university with the smaller class-sizes more common in colleges.

Independent learning

At university, you must develop the ability to work more independently than you may have done so before. During your qualification, you will receive support from module leaders and personal tutors regarding how to do this effectively. Independent learning is an important aspect of your progression and completion of your qualification. You must ensure you are prepared for this and have the correct environment to undertake this.

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.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £9,250 N/A N/A

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?

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.

Careers have included, 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

Students follow a supportive tutorial programme at Hadlow College implemented by the Programme Leader and tutors that provides academic support to allow students to achieve their potential.  Students also access the University of Greenwich resources that provide support to develop skills such as academic writing and exam preparation.

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