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National Diploma in Horse Management (2 years) This two-year management programme provides you with both the practical and management skills required to pursue a career in the equestrian industry and associated professions. Programme Content This programme covers the following core modules:- Year one Stable Skills Animal Biology Animal Anatomy and Physiology Horse Behaviour and Welfare Practical Equitation Business Planning Theory of Equitation Grassland Production Work related experience in the Horse sector Year two Horse Husbandry Investigative Project Ride and Train on the flat Event Management Horse Rehabilitation and Therapy Horse Nutrition Nutrition Fitness and Training Optional Units - Ride over Fences Animal Health Animal Behaviour Animal Breeding and Genetics Each module is assessed continuously using a combination of assignments, practical assessments, duty assessments and short written tests. In order to develop the vocational skills that ensure our students can reach industry standard and be competitive in the market place, work experience is a part of this programme and takes place during the summer period between Year 1 and 2. The work related experience module will be based on this work placement. Entry Requirments You should possess one or more of the following: Four passes at GCSE Grade C or above (to include Maths, Science and English) First Diploma in Horse Care at Merit or Distinction level These conditions may be modified for mature candidates or for those with previous practical experience and training. This programme contains practical elements so applicants should be able to demonstrate a good basic level and knowledge of stable management. Students wishing to take the riding option will have a riding assessment as part of the interview process. The minimum requirement for riders is to walk, trot and canter a well mannered schooled horse safely while maintaining a basic balanced position. Jumping is part of the riding modules requirements, so students must be prepared to work on the flat and over fences during the programme. Progression The National Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels and can provide entry to Higher Education programmes. You will also have the opportunity to work towards NVQ and BHS qualifications. This programme is geared towards the modern horse industry and the subjects studied provide the correct background for our Higher Education programme. The science base to the options studied on the National Diploma also allows students who successfully complete the programme to apply for Equine Science degrees or professional training programmes such as Vet Nursing at other institutions. Employment opportunities may include Riding Schools, Livery Yards, Farms or Self Employment.

National Diploma in Horse Management (2 years) This two-year management programme provides you with both the practical and management skills required to pursue a career in the equestrian industry and associated professions. Programme Content This programme covers the following core modules:- Year one Stable Skills Animal Biology Animal Anatomy and Physiology Horse Behaviour and Welfare Practical...

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