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Full time Foundation Degree in Equine Behaviour and Welfare EQ105

Kingston Maurward College

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Foundation Degree in Equine Behaviour and Welfare EQ105 QualificationFdSc Equine Behaviour and Welfare Qualification Level Level : 4 What do these levels mean? Duration : 26 weeks (full time) Run by : Equine Studies Department. Tutor : Dr Fiona Roberts Awarding Body Bournemouth University Is it right for me? The course is intended for students wishing to pursue a career within the numerous rapidly developing equine support industries and associated advisory services (eg research, consultancy, inspection, behavioural and physical therapies). The course structure includes units common to the Animal Behaviour and Welfare programme (providing students with a broad understanding of underpinning concepts and offering the option to delay specialisation until the second year if preferred) coupled with elective modules specific to the requirements of the equine industry. UCAS Course Code : D426 What qualifications will I need? 80 UCAS points ' normally one A level in a biological science, or average merit grade at National Diploma in Horse Studies. Recommended GCSEs: Maths, English, Biological Science. Mature entry is actively encouraged and relevant work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications. What will I be learning about? Year 1 ' Level C: Functional anatomy and physiology Fundamentals of animal nutrition Research methods and study skills Legislation and ethics Work based learning Animal welfare Animal behaviour Conservation ecology Year 2 ' Level I: Equine breeding Stud management Animal genetics Applied companion equine behaviour Management of equine facilities Rehabilitation and therapy Equine exercise, physiology and biochemistry Applied conservation of exotics and wildlife Independent research project What is involved? This two year full time course requires 3 days per week attendance at Kingston Maurward College and includes an 8 week industry placement prior to starting Year 2. The course is presented through a combination of lectures, discussions, assignments, practical activities, visiting guest speakers, specialist visits and work experience. Students can also expect to attend a study tour. Where will it take me? This qualification offers excellent employment opportunities in the following areas: equine welfare organisations, assurance, inspection and enforcement agencies, wildlife conservation organisations, animal collections, laboratory technicians, equine behaviour consultancy and training. What materials are required? Practical clothing, overalls, waterproofs, steel toe'capped safety boots, basic stationery. Tetanus protection is recommended. What is next? A third year top'up (Level H) programme How will I be assessed? A combination of assignments, presentations, course work, vocational practicals, case diaries and written examinations. How much will it cost? Higher Education course Money Matters Notes Field trip to Newmarket is included in the course. Higher Education Science Summer School Kingston Maurward has been running for the last 4 years, a 5 day ??-crash course?? in introductory bioscience theory and practice. This is principally for mature students who may have been out of education for some time or show sufficient academic ability but lack subject specific knowledge. However, this is also open to any Foundation Degree applicant who may feel that they are a little weak in science. Runs in the last full week in July (subject to confirmation)

Foundation Degree in Equine Behaviour and Welfare EQ105 QualificationFdSc Equine Behaviour and Welfare Qualification Level Level : 4 What do these levels mean? Duration : 26 weeks (full time) Run by : Equine Studies Department. Tutor : Dr Fiona Roberts Awarding Body Bournemouth University Is it right for me? The course is intended for students wishing to pursue a career within the numerous...

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