Course Details

The Edexcel BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) includes a unique range of modules chosen to give learners an unrivalled understanding of the equine health and disease management together with the managerial skills necessary to succeed in business. Learners will benefit from high quality equine facilities including a fantastic range of horses, indoor stabling and arena with training mirrors and cameras, outdoor all weather arenas, BSJA jumps and cross-country schooling fences and will use a brand new £3.5 million Animal Management Centre. At the end of the course, students have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral. Year 1 comprises the HNC (Level 4 Higher National Certificate) qualification. Students can then progress on to the second year HND (Level 5 Higher National Diploma) to fully complete the qualification.

Entry Requirements

GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.

Career options

The HND can be topped up with one year’s study at university. Options include BSc Equine Science, BSc Equine Management, BSc Performance Management, and BSc Equine Studies. Successful completion of the course also allows students to enter industry Example Job roles include: Horse Riding In

Animal Management (Equine) Higher National Diploma

Five highlights

  • 1 Excellent, supportive and knowledgeable staff
  • 2 Outstanding yard facilities
  • 3 A range of learning environments
  • 4 A wide variety of staff expertise and horses to work with
  • 5 QAA approved and TEF silver rating

Key Points

  • Brinsbury Campus
  • 02.09.2019
  • BTEC Level 5 HND in Animal Management (Equine pathway)

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EQU103BF1A Brinsbury Campus 2 Years 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

You will benefit from a comprehensive programme of academic study skills throughout the course and will work in a supervisory capacity on the equine yard. Year 1 units: Horse Husbandry, Animal Health and Welfare, Managing Equine Facilities, Business and Business Environment, Managing a Successful Project, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Horse and Human Interactions, Nutrition. Year 2 units: Equine Health and Disease, Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation, Biological Principles, Research Project, Work Experience, Ethics, Equine Event Management.

How will I be taught?

You will benefit from a comprehensive programme of academic study skills throughout the course, and will gain the opportunity to work with the horses on our equine yard. You will be taught by experienced tutors supported by a dedicated yard team. Learning is achieved through a mixture of group and individual work, lectures, presentations, project work, practical horse handling, dissections, laboratory experiments, study trips and guest speakers.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a mixture of written assignments and reports, poster and oral presentations, practical assessments, discussions and debates. There will also be an externally set assessment both in year 1 and year 2. This is set by Pearsons (BTEC) the awarding body for the qualifications.

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