Certificate of Higher Education in Equine Studies

Writtle University College
Course summary
1 year
Full time
Next available date: Enquire for more information - Chelmsford
Postgraduate Education

Course description

Certificate of Higher Education in Equine Studies

This one-year full-time course will provide you with the opportunity to develop practical management techniques including husbandry systems, integrated with the underpinning scientific theory. You will also gain an understanding of the principles of equine science in relation to anatomy and physiology, nutrition and health management.

You will be encouraged to use the underpinning academic theory to develop your reflective and analytical skills to be able to evaluate different methods of equine management, husbandry practices and training techniques, prioritising the welfare of the horse at all times.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • UCAS Tariff Points: 48
  • GCE A Levels: 848 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
  • Irish Certificate: 48 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x B3 or H3 higher
  • Scottish Highers: 48 UCAS tariff points, to include 1 x B & 1 x C
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: PPP
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma: MP
  • GCSEs: All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science.

Training Course Content

Stage One

Semester 1

  • Equine Anatomy and Physiology
  • Equine Practical Skills
  • Equine Health Management

Semester 2

  • Equine Nutrition
  • Saddle Fit and Farriery

Course delivery details

Learning & Teaching Methods

The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.

  • Theoretical learning
  • Small group work
  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Practical sessions
  • Fieldwork and workshops
  • Case study work

Why choose Writtle University College

Ranked Top University-Sector Institution in England for overall student satisfaction!

*Based on NSS 2020 Based on Taught Data

Beautiful rural campus situated between London and the coast.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted


Home Students


  • £9,250


  • £1,156 per 15 credit module
  • £2,312 per 30 credit module

International Students (Including EU students)


  • £12,450

Continuing Studies

After completing this course, you are able to continue on to the second year of one of our Diplomas of Higher Education and, ultimately, you could then progress on to a third year and gain a full BSc (Hons) award in either Equine Performance and Business Management, Equine Behavioural Science or Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation.

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CM1 3RR Chelmsford Essex

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