This Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma course provides excellent preparation for those wishing to pursue a career in the equine industry or progress onto higher education. The course is taught using the practical facilities at Enniskillen Campus.
The main areas of study are:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Breeding and young horse handling and training
- Business management
- Competition grooming
- Equitation – flat and jumping
- Horse behaviour and welfare
- Horse husbandry, stable and yard management
- Working horses from the ground
Progression opportunities and career destinations
This course may provide students with an opportunity to progress onto the Equine Foundation Degree or Honours Degree programmes. Students are ideally suited to find employment of a practical nature in a wide range of equine businesses. Examples of careers include: managing own business, breaking and schooling horses and/or livery; work riders in racing yards; stud grooms; competition grooms and sales representatives.
Students complete five weeks of approved work placement within the two years of the course. Typically students work in a range of yards depending on their area of interest, for example breeding, racing, eventing, show jumping and dressage.