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Diploma of Higher Education Equine Behavioural Science

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

Course description

Diploma of Higher Education Equine Behavioural Science

This two year programme offers you the opportunity to pursue a specialist interest in the field of equine behaviour.

The course covers a range of practical and theoretical modules in anatomy and physiology, nutrition, health, as well as the specialist behaviour modules where you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the academic theory underpinning the natural behaviour of the horse, incorporating principles of ethology and psychology and the application of this to training and husbandry procedures.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • UCAS Tariff Points: 80
  • GCE A Levels: 80 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
  • Irish Certificate: 80 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x B1 or H2 higher
  • Scottish Highers: 80 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x B
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: MMP
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma: DM
  • C & G Level 3 Extended Diploma: Pass (48 + in combination with other qualifications to meet 80)
  • C & G Level 3 Diploma: Distinction (72 + in combination with other qualifications to meet 80)
  • 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
  • Introduction to Psychology and Welfare

Semester 2

  • Equine Nutrition
  • Breeding and Foaling
  • Saddle Fit and Farriery
  • Introduction to Psychology and Welfare

Stage Two

Semester 3

  • Research Methods
  • Business Skills
  • Young Horse Production
  • Equitation and Coaching
  • Equine Cognition and Training
  • Biological Basis of Equine Behaviour

Semester 4

  • Research Methods
  • Business Skills
  • Equine Health and Disease
  • Measuring Behaviour and Welfare
  • Biological Basis of Equine Behaviour

Course delivery details

Learning & Teaching Methods

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

  • Stud and equitation practicals
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars and debates
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Problem-based learning
  • Case studies
  • Visits
  • Online quizzes, wikis and activities
  • Laboratory practical classes including dissections

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

The course structure follows the first two years of the BSc (Hons) Equine Behavioural Science making it very easy to progress straight onto this course following successful completion of the Dip HE in Equine Behavioural Science.

This list of careers below are those that graduates from this programme could enter into.

  • Rehabilitation and training
  • Welfare advisor
  • Nutrition advisor
  • Police horse training
  • Stunt/ trick horse training

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