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Animal Management (Equine) HNC

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1 Year
Costs (per year)
Institution Code
Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
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This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of equine management and will equip you with the necessary knowledge to assess the welfare needs of horses, enable you to acquire practical horse management skills and devise management strategies pertinent to the equine sector.

The College’s brand new state-of-the-art Equine Arena has extended our high-quality provision for Equine HNC students. The facilities include an indoor arena and stabling, with full supporting equipment, show jumps, cross country jumps and fitness profiling of a horse, including a solarium.

The course will be taught using well-integrated practical and theoretical sessions, providing an opportunity for you to experience real-life situations.

Students will be expected to buy Craven Equine uniform and will need a riding hat and boots. Depending on the items chosen the cost will be approximately £150. Full information will be provided prior to enrolment.

The HNC is a nationally recognised qualification in its own right and is the first year of an HND course. Progression to the HND will be offered providing there are a sufficient number of students.

Entry Requirements

  • 64 UCAS tariff points
  • English & Maths GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C)
  • Students without necessary qualifications but with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply for an interview

What you will study

Compulsory Modules:

  • Animal Health & Welfare
  • Business & The Business Environment
  • Managing a Successful Project
  • Horse Husbandry
  • Animal Anatomy & Physiology
  • Management of Equine Facilities

Optional Modules, these may be subject to change:

  • Equestrian Performance
  • Horse & Human Relationship

How you will study...

Teaching and learning will take place through a combination of lectures and seminars providing an opportunity to share knowledge and experience and providing a forum for discussion and debate.  In addition to timetabled sessions, 10-12 hours of personal study will be required each week. You will be expected to become resourceful and to take responsibility for your own learning. Independent research, reporting on own reading, one-to-one guidance and small group discussion will help you progress. Your independent study is supported by the excellent Learning Hub at the Aireville Campus, in addition to the College’s Study Support Centre. Average class sizes for HE courses are usually between 6 and 15 students.

What's Next?

Further Study

  • Animal Management (Equine) HND
To apply for a full-time higher education programme, please apply via UCAS.
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