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 modules in equitation, husbandry and training, while other modules 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 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 written exams, case studies, seminars and investigative reports as well as oral assessments.
Where can I go from here?
Many FdSc graduates choose to join the BSc Top-up programme in Equestrian Performance Management. University Centre Sparsholt graduates enjoy a range of careers in equine centres or riding schools, grooming for a range of disciplines and sectors including welfare, rehabilitation and breeding.
- Equine Anatomy and Physiology
- The Equine Industry
- Industrial Experience
- Equitation and Husbandry
- Principles in Biology
- Academic Skills
- Equitation and Coaching
- Applied Industry Research
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Industrial Development
- Equine Health and Welfare
- Equine Business Administration
- Breeding and Stud Management
- A Level: Two A Level passes, including a minimum of grade C in a science subject
- BTEC Extended Diploma: MMP
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical Ext. Diploma (1080) : MMP
- BTEC Diploma: MM
- T Levels: Pass in a relevant subject
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720): MM
- Access to HE: A satisfactory pass in a relevant Access course with 74 tariff points, with 24 credits at merit or above including 12 credits in science-based units
- International Baccalaureate: Appropriate IB Certificates considered
- Plus GCSE maths and English at grade 4/C or above in Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English