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Certificate of Higher Education in Thoroughbred Stud Operations

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

Course description

Certificate of Higher Education in Thoroughbred Stud Operations

This award aims to combine a sound knowledge of breeding theory with a range of assessed practical competencies to ensure that the graduate will be a sought-after employee within the thoroughbred stud industry. The one-year Certificate of Higher Education in Thoroughbred Stud Operations award will provide a tailored course to appeal to those students interested in developing their knowledge across a range of disciplines pertinent to breeding thoroughbred racehorses. This theoretical knowledge is combined with extensive practical experience and the development of an appropriate work ethic.

Combining the acquisition of practical and transferable skills with theoretical understanding, the award will produce graduates capable of applying their scientific knowledge to the successful production of young thoroughbreds. The racing industry is worth £1.1bn to the UK economy, with the stud sector accounting for £189m (British Horseracing Authority). Despite the obvious career opportunities, many of the large and well-known studs are in need of appropriately qualified and highly skilled staff; this award works directly with these breeders to provide students with an unrivalled entry point into this exciting industry.

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

  • Management and Handling for the Stud Industry
  • Structure and Function of the Breeding Horse
  • Professional Skills for the Stud Industry

Semester 2

  • Applied Thoroughbred Industry Techniques (Work Placement)
  • Producing Thoroughbreds
  • Neonatal Challenges

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

Expenses

Home Students

Full-time

  • £9,250

Part-time

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

International Students (Including EU students)

Full-time

  • £12,450

Continuing Studies

There are a range of jobs within the racing industry and associated ancillary industries that would suit a graduate from this programme .

They primarily include stud-based roles, where the industry has identified a critical shortage of appropriately qualified staff. Individuals who demonstrate competence and appropriate knowledge through this award will have a greater opportunity in seeking employment in the industry.

WUC is also currently considering expanding the Certificate of Higher Education by providing a second year and a second substantial work placement to enable the student to complete a Foundation Degree and widen their prospects within the racing industry.

Alternatively, successful completion of this programme will enable you to progress directly onto year two of our BSc (Hons) in Equine Performance and Business Management award.

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Writtle University College

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