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Animal Management (Equine) HNC

The course provides 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.

Our brand new state of the art Animal Management Centre, which opened in June 2018, has extended our high-quality provision for Equine students. Students opting for the equine management pathway will also benefit from expansion plans of facilities at our Auction Mart Campus. These facilities currently include an indoor arena and stabling, with full supporting equipment, show jumps, cross country jumps, fitness profiling of a horse and a weighbridge.

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

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 your 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 Specialist Support Centre.  Modules include horse husbandry, management of equine facilities and horse & human relationships.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1 Year
Institution Code
Validated by

Entry Requirements

  • 48 UCAS tariff points (formerly 120 UCAS 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

What's Next?

To apply for a full-time higher education programme, please apply via UCAS.

Further Study

  • Animal Management (Equine) HND


  • Equine Husbandry
  • Equine Welfare Charities
  • Head Groom / Yard Staff
  • Stud or Yard Assistant / Manager
  • Professional Rider
  • Working within the allied industries – nutrition, retail, behaviour, racing and education
  • Equine Events Organiser
Meet the team
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