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CERTIFICATE IN EQUINE HUSBANDRY VAG011

Duration (approx) 600 hours
Qualification Certificate

A detailed foundation certificate of studies in equine husbandry.

  • Study the many facets of keeping a horse at grass or in the stabled environment.

  • Core modules ensure students have a firm understanding of the key elements of caring for their horse.

  • Elective modules are chosen to allow students to undertake more in depth studies.

 

 


Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the CERTIFICATE IN EQUINE HUSBANDRY VAG011
 EQUINE BEHAVIOUR BAG216
 HORSE CARE I (BAG102)
 HORSE CARE II BAG204
 HORSE CARE III BAG302
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 2 of the following 4 modules.
 ANIMAL BREEDING BAG301
 ANIMAL HUSBANDRY I (ANIMAL ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY) BAG101
 ANIMAL HUSBANDRY II (ANIMAL HEALTH) BAG201
 ANIMAL HUSBANDRY III (FEED AND NUTRITION) BAG202

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Learn more about Equine Husbandry with this certificate level course.

Study by distance learning and learn more about the care, husbandry and management of horses.

Students studying the Certificate In Equine Husbandry, subject to their Elective options, will:

  • Learn about the procedures for the buying and selling of horses.
  • Understand how to differentiate between the different procedures used for the handling of horses.
  • Be able to evaluate conformation.
  • Understand the digestive system - including structure and function.
  • Be able to devise appropriate procedures to manage a horse at grass.
  • Understand feeds and feed content of grazing animals.
  • Learn about equine behaviour and general animal breeding concepts.


COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
Course Duration: 600 hours.

Start Date: Start at any time - study at a pace that suits you, and with full tutor support for the duration of your studies.

While the elective modules have a more general large animal focus, the knowledge is easily translated to a horse management situation through the focus of lesson assignments and set tasks. Once completed this Certificate can be used as credit toward an Advanced Certificate in Applied Management (Horses) or Associate Diploma in Equine Studies.

 
HOW THE COURSE WORKS
You can start the course at any time.

It is studied by distance learning, so you can study in the comfort of your own home. But this doesn't mean you are all alone in your studies.  Our highly qualified and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way.  If you have any questions at all, they are always happy to help.

Each lesson includes set tasks, and is completed with an assignment which the student submits to their course tutor.  The tutor will mark the assignment and return this to the student with comments and suggestions for further reading.


HOW THE CERTIFICATE IS ASSESSED
The Certificate In Equine Husbandry requires around 600 hours of study. This is made up of six 100 hour modules.

To pass the course –

  1. Pass all assignments on the six 100 hour modules. There will be an assignment at the end of each lesson to submit to your tutor for marking and feedback.
  2. Pass six examinations – one on each module. These are usually taken at the end of the module and can be arranged at a time and location to suit you.


WHY STUDY WITH ACS?

  • Expert tuition - Our courses are written and taught by experienced professionals, so you know you can expect a high quality of teaching and support.
  • Start at any time - You can start the course at any time and study at your own pace.
  • Flexible studies - Fit your studies around your own busy lifestyle and study where you want to with option of online studies or eLearning.

Is this the Right Course For You?

  • Do you want to study in a flexible, convenient way at a time and location to suit you?
  • Do you want to improve your knowledge of horse care with this detailed and thorough course?
  • Do you want to improve your job and career prospects working with horses?
  • Or improve your understanding and knowledge caring for your own horses?

If so, then why not enrol today?

Ask a Question!

Our Equine tutors are happy to answer any questions about this course or our other equine courses.  They are all horse-lovers with real world experience and substantial knowlege of equine care.

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Courses can be started anytime from anywhere in the world!

Meet some of our academics

Alison Pearce (animal)B.Sc.(Hons) in Animal Science. Masters Degree in Ecotourism. P.G.Cert. Ed. (Science). Alison's first job was in 1982 as a stockwoman, working with pigs in Yorkshire. Within a few years she of that she was working for the University of Western Australia as a Research Technician and instructor with their school of Agricultural Science.In 1989 she moved to Melbourne University as Unit Manager and Instructor in Animal Husbandry. By the mid 1990's she moved back to England to work in Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing at Cambridgeshire College of Agriculture. Throughout her career, Alison has developed and delivered courses in veterinary nursing and animal sciences for vocational colleges and universities in Australia, New Zealand and Australia. She has built a high level of expertise and an outstanding international reputation as an expert in animal sciences.
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.
Marius Erasmus Subsequent to completing a BSc (Agric) degree in animal science, Marius completed an honours degree in wildlife management, and a masters degree in production animal physiology. Following the Masters degree, he has worked for 9 years in the UK, and South Africa in wildlife management, dairy, beef and poultry farming.


Check out our eBooks

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.
Caring for DogsA book for both students and dog owners. This book has been designed to complement our dog care and pet care courses; but also to provide a sound foundation for choosing the right breed, and caring for a dog whether as a pet, or a working animal. Contents cover Breeds, Creating a healthy home for dogs, legal issues, dog biology, recognising poor health, parasites, illnesses, nutrition, reproduction, dog psychology, behavioural development, training tips, behaviour problems, grooming, working in the dog industry, and more.