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Plumpton College

Equine Science & Coaching

UCAS Code: P400

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

D-A*

3 A Levels one of which should be a STEM related subject GCSE's in English and Maths at grade C or above

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

BTEC Level 3 extended Diploma

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

This course offers the ideal combination in equine science and practical skill development. Modules are particularly tailored for a career in coaching but are equally applicable across a range of professions within the equine industry.
With some of the highest qualified BHS instructors in its team Plumpton College can offer a standard of coaching not available elsewhere in the South East. After a generic first year covering topics such as Equine Anatomy, Nutrition and Behaviour, specialist subjects in the second year include Coaching for Competition and Applied Performance Training where students will be able to develop their skills through a series of real case studies. Some practical experience and knowledge of horses is essential prior to joining the programme.
Our large equine unit has a well-equipped yard for up to 40 horses, two indoor schools, an outdoor school, a horse walker, and a cross-country course. Students will be able to make full use of the facilities throughout their studies. Plumpton College Equine department has also recently renewed its BHS Examination Centre so will be encouraging and training students to complete their BHS qualifications.

Modules

Year 1 consists of mostly core modules, with one elective module (from a choice of two) to accommodate inclusive practice.

Core Modules:
Equine Functional Anatomy (30 credits)
Equine Nutrition (15 credits)
Practical Equine Management (15 credits)
Introduction to Business Management (15 credits)
Study and Research Skills (15 credits)
Introduction to Coaching (15 credits)

Elective modules:
Equitation (15 credits)
Ground Schooling and Remedial Exercise (15 credits)

Year 2 modules are as follows:
Core Modules:
Independent Enquiry (15 credits)
Equine Behavioural Science (15 credits)
Work Placement (30 credits)
Business and Event Management (15 credits)
Skills for Coaching Competition Riders (30 credits)

Elective Modules:
Applied Performance Training (15 credits)
Advanced Equitation (15 credits)

Assessment methods

Coursework, exams and practicals.

The Uni


Course location:

Plumpton College

Department:

Equine

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