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Warwickshire College Group

Equine Performance Coaching (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: DX42

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


You should have completed your Level 3 studies achieving the equivalent of at least two A levels (grade E or above) or a pass in a BTEC diploma programme or its equivalent. You should also have level 2 qualifications in English and Maths, either functional skills at level 2 or GCSE grade 4 or above. The college welcomes applications from students with relevant work experience who do not have the formal academic qualifications, and from students with disabilities.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Equine studies

With the advent of lottery funding and the launch of the UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC), the role of the equestrian coach has been revolutionised in the last few years. Today's coach now plays a vital role in the development of equestrian sporting performance and coaching is no longer seen as purely teaching but has progressed to provide a more holistic approach.

Key knowledge areas such as sports psychology, nutrition, biomechanics, fitness and new technology are vital to the coach in order to enable horse and rider partnerships to fulfil their potential. If you are passionate about sports coaching and developing specialist knowledge in equestrian training then this is the course for you.

One of the defining features of this programme is that you will be able to choose equitation modules throughout the course and the British Horse Society/UKCC syllabus has been fully embedded into them. All Equitation modules have been approved by the BHS.

This is a four year course. The Foundation phase of the course is integrated and is studied across the first two years of the programme. You will study additional modules alongside core level 4 course modules. In the first year you will be supported to develop scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology through the development of a learning toolkit portfolio. You will also engage with applied learning that links your academic studies to professional practice. In your second year you will be given individual supervision to enhance your independent learning skills as you progress through the courses.

This course is validated in partnership with Coventry University.

Modules

Typical modules may include:

Year 1 - Foundation Level
Learning Toolkit Portfolio
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology
Applied Learning Portfolio
ASSET (Academic Study Skills and Entrepreneurial Thinking)

Year 2 - Foundation Level
Equine and Human Nutrition
Fitness and Performance Testing
Equitation Theory, Practice and Equine Management
Principles of Sports Coaching and Training
Independent Learning Portfolio

Year 3 - Level 5
Research Design & Analysis
Equine Exercise Physiology
Exercise and Sports Psychology
Equine Health and Disease
Equitation Teaching and Practice
Specialist Sports Coaching

Year 4 - Level 6
Dissertation
Sports Injury and Rehabilitation
Contemporary Issues in Equine Science
Options: Advanced Equitation, Advanced Coaching and Psychology, Elite Athletic Performance

Assessment methods

Each module will have its own specific assessment profile and may consist of coursework or examination. Modules are assessed using a variety of assessment methods (case studies, reports, presentations, practicals etc) to allow for you to develop a range of skills related to the subject area and to help you build confidence in the subject and in yourself.

Extra funding

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The Uni


Course location:

Moreton Morrell College

Department:

Leisure, Tourism, Sport

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Teaching and learning

65%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
57%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
33%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

55%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
21%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

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Staff value students' opinions

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