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This two year programme has been devised for joint delivery between Anglia Ruskin University and the College of West Anglia. It has been designed to meet the academic and practical needs of a broad range of individuals seeking career pathways within the growing equine industry. The course will impart a fundamental understanding of horse anatomy, physiology, health and traditional training methods. Students will also be given the opportunity to explore both the science and practical application of the latest techniques in the equine world such as: reproduction through artificial insemination training techniques such as Monty Robert?s ?join?up? and equine rehabilitation, including equine hydrotherapy. Class tuition will be complemented by a range of visits to equine events and establishments, such as studs, trainer?s yards, competition yards and dressage, show jumping & eventing competitions. A student?funded field trip to look at equine management systems in Europe is envisaged for the second year of the course. Students with sufficient equestrian skills can take the opportunity to train and be examined for additional BHS (British Horse Society) qualifications in ?care? andor ?riding? at levels 1,2 or 3. Compulsory Units: The course content will vary depending on the choice of modules, but core modules will include Biology and Behaviour, Practical Equine Husbandry, Schooling on the Ground and Equine Nutrition and Health. Specialised Units: Species?specific modules will include Issues in the Equine Industry, Equine Physiology and Exercise and Equine Rehabilitation and Therapy. The academic year is divided into two semesters. Full?time attendance within these semesters is approximately 12 hours per week, usually over three days, for theory modules. Part?time attendance will be available by negotiation. Work?based learning is a fundamental aspect of the degree and a percentage of this will be gained through practical work within the College of West Anglia?s equine facilities. In addition, a minimum period of six weeks work placement in a suitable equestrian establishment during the summer of the first year is a requirement of the course. Students are expected to take responsibility for arranging interviews with suitable local businesses for their work?based placement.

This two year programme has been devised for joint delivery between Anglia Ruskin University and the College of West Anglia. It has been designed to meet the academic and practical needs of a broad range of individuals seeking career pathways within the growing equine industry. The course will impart a fundamental understanding of horse anatomy, physiology, health and traditional training...

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