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ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN EQUINE STUDIES (VAG009)

Duration (approx) 1500 hours
Qualification Associate Diploma

Diploma in Equine Studies Course

Suitable for anyone wanting to work in the equine field.

  • An in depth study of horses.
  • A great way to find work in the field or to improve your existing job prospects.
  • Study in your own time at your own pace.
  • Taught by highly experienced tutors.
  • A foundation qualification for a career at management or technician level in the equine industry.

Employment opportunities: Graduates may find employment opportunities in any horse industry establishment including stables, stud farms, riding schools, veterinary practices, equine supply and service organisations/companies, event management or race courses.

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN EQUINE STUDIES (VAG009)
 ANIMAL BREEDING BAG301
 ANIMAL HUSBANDRY I (ANIMAL ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY) BAG101
 ANIMAL HUSBANDRY II (ANIMAL HEALTH) BAG201
 ANIMAL HUSBANDRY III (FEED AND NUTRITION) BAG202
 EQUINE BEHAVIOUR BAG216
 EVENT MANAGEMENT - BRE209
 FARM MANAGEMENT BAG104
 HORSE CARE I BAG102
 HORSE CARE II BAG204
 HORSE CARE III BAG302
 PASTURE MANAGEMENT BAG212
 RESEARCH PROJECT I BGN102
 SOIL MANAGEMENT (AGRICULTURE) BAG103
 SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE - BAG215
 WORKSHOP I BGN103

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Equine Studies Diploma

  • Become an Equine Industry Professional
  • Start a business, get a  job, advance a career
  • Self paced, 1500 hour course -more comprehensive than most diplomas offered elsewhere.

Who Should Study This Course?

This course is suitable for -

  • riders
  • owners
  • stable workers
  • rescue workers
  • veterinarians and veterinary staff

Anyone working with horses!

Why Study This Course?

  • Studying this course will provide you with a detailed and thorough knowledge of horses.
  • Use this course to develop your knowledge of horses or expand your existing knowledge.
  • Understand more about the care and health of these beautiful animals.
  • Improve your job and career prospects in the equine industry by demonstrating your in depth knowledge.

Follow your passion and start building your knowledge of Equine Husbandry and Science

Any Questions?

Please click here to contact a tutor Or Request a course handbook here.

Courses can be started anytime from anywhere in the world!

Meet some of our academics

Dr. Gareth PearceGraduated from the University of Nottingham in 1982 with a B.Sc.(Hons) in Animal Science. Between 82 and 85 worked as Research Assistant and Demonstator in Animal Science at the University of Leeds. Over more than 30 years he has furthered his studies, obtaining eight significant university qualifications including degrees in Veterinary Science, Wildlife Conservation and Animal Behaviour. Gareth has significant teaching experience around the world as a faculty member at eight different universities including Associate Professor at Murdoch University and Director of Studies in Veterinary Science at Cambridge University. He has over 100 prestigious research papers published, and enjoys an outstanding international reputation in the fields of animal and veterinary science.
Cheryl McLardyA scientist, teacher, writer and animal scientist, with more than 20 years experience including: Sports Horse Stud Groom, Stable Manager, Yard Manager, Equine industrial Training Manager, FE Distance Learning Manager. Cheryl has travelled widely, working in England, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand; and is now based in Scotland. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons), Higher National Diploma in Horse Management, and a City and Guilds Teaching Certificate.


Check out our eBooks

Animal PsychologyExplore how animals think and comare how this differs between different animals (and humans)
Horse CareThis book is an accumulation of information from biology, agricultural science and veterinary medicine. It looks to explore and explain the fundamentals of appropriate horse care aims and techniques. In doing so it will consider horsemanship as a combination of art and science.
PoultryPoultry are entertaining as pets and life sustaining as a commercial product! Whether you are seeking a book as a beginner poultry keeper or if you are embarking on a new career in poultry production or management, this book is for you. Easy to read, easy to understand and packed with easy to implement practical advice. Know how to care for the health and wellbeing of poultry and make production a commercially viable enterprise.
Animal HealthUnderstand animal health issues, diseases and how identify and manage illnesses and injuries. Animals can become sick for many different reasons -diseases caused by infections, injuries, poisoning, genetic disorders, poor nutrition and other things.