What will I learn?
The programme is designed to prepare you for a career in the exciting and demanding equine industry. Using the outstanding facilities of the BHS approved Equine Centre, you will develop the vital skills needed, from riding and husbandry at level four to research and analysis at level six.
You will experience hosting an inter-college event, as well as being involved in scientific projects and completing a work placement of one month. A full range of off-site visits to studs, sports horse centres and competition grounds, plus guest speakers in nutrition, physiotherapy and other subjects give yet more industry insight.
How will I be assessed?
Tutorial support throughout your programme of study will help you to develop your skills and knowledge, using a varied range of assessments, including exams, case studies, seminars, investigative reports and practical sessions.
Where can I go from here?
You can progress to further study on the MSc in Equine Behaviour, Performance and Training or another MSc, MA or PhD programme. Sparsholt College graduates enjoy a range of careers in teaching, livery centres, polo yards, racing and studs, including competition rider, groom, riding instructor, stud worker and stable manager.
• Equine Anatomy and Physiology
• The Equine Industry
• Academic Skills
• Work Placement
• Equitation and Husbandry
• Principles in Biology
• Equine Evolution
• Domestication and Behaviour
• Breeding and Stud Management
• Equine Health and Welfare
• Coaching Methods
• Equine Business Administration
• Grassland Science and Management
• Nutrition and Dietetics
• Research Methods and Analytical Techniques
• Data Analysis
• Equine Biomechanics and Sports Science
• Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation
• Strategic Marketing
• Data Analysis 2
• Equine Genetics and Reproductive Technologies
• Applied Nutrition
• Leisure and Event Management
A Level Two A Levels at grade C, including a minimum of grade C in a science subject
BTEC Extended Diploma DMM
City & Guilds Ext. Diploma M + 6 units at Distinction
BTEC Diploma N/A
City & Guilds Diploma N/A
Access to HE A Merit profile in a relevant Access course with 45 credits at Level 3
International Baccalaureate 24 points with HL Science at 4
Plus GCSE maths and English at grade C or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English