What will I learn?
This course has been carefully designed to help you build strong practical skills alongside applied knowledge to maximise your employability. This practical emphasis is reflected in the course content, with units in equitation, husbandry and training, while other units focus on your applied scientific knowledge and business skills.
Using all the resources of our flagship Equine Centre, you will experience riding, running events and shows and completing assignments and research projects. Research projects focus on the management of a commercial sized centre, while external study visits and an international study tour increase industry exposure. Work placements throughout the course complete the picture.
How will I be assessed?
Tutorial support throughout the study will help you to develop your skills and knowledge, using a varied range of assessments, including case studies, seminars and investigative reports with a range of practical sessions.
Where can I go from here?
Many FdSc graduates choose to join the BSc Top-up programme (in 2016/17 and 2017/18 this is BSc Equine Studies and in 2018/19 this will become BSc Equestrian Performance Management). Sparsholt 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
• Industry Skills
• Work Placement 1
• Equitation and Husbandry
• Principles in Biology
• Academic Skills
• Equitation and Training
• Applied Industry Research
• Nutrition and Dietetics
• Work Placement 2
• Equine Health and Welfare
• Equine Business Administration
• Breeding and Stud Management
• Coaching Methods
A Level Two A Level passes, including a minimum of grade C in a science subject
BTEC Extended Diploma MMP
City & Guilds Ext. Diploma P + 6 units at Merit or above
BTEC Diploma MM
City & Guilds Diploma M
Access to HEA satisfactory pass in a relevant Access course with 45 credits at Level 3
International Baccalaureate Appropriate IB Certificates considered
Plus GCSE maths and English at grade C or above in Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English