Foundation Degree in Equine Managements
Foundation Degree in Equine Management
The Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Equine Management, validated by Ulster University, is unique within the island of Ireland. The course which has been developed in consultation with the equine industry to meet their needs, aims to produce motivated graduates with practical and managerial skills and the ability to make sound judgements in all aspects of managing an equine enterprise.
Modules (Level 4:Year 1)
- Breeding and stud practices
- Equine facilities management
- Equine management practices
- Equine structures and systems
- Principles of equine nutrition
- Option: Equitation or Horse racing industry
Modules (Level 5:Year 2)
- Applied enterprise management
- Equine performance physiology
- Horse health and welfare
- Management of the equine athlete
- Research methods and data analytics
- Work-based learning
Semester one of second year is dedicated to a work-based learning placement. This allows students to develop technical and commercial expertise.
Students may have the opportunity to progress onto the second year of the BSc (Hons) in Equine Management or onto postgraduate studies.
Career options include equine business owners/managers, technical advisers, horse trainer, jockey, National and International grooms, thoroughbred and sport horse stud grooms, sales representatives and a range of jobs in the service and related industries.
Fees and funding support
For information about fees and funding support click here.
Course Entry Requirements
Students should normally have 48 UCAS tariff points at A2 Level plus three GCSE subjects at Grade C including English Language, Mathematics or equivalent.
In addition to meeting the course entry requirements applicants must also meet the General Entrance Requirements for Ulster University
For other qualifications, including Irish Leaving Certificate, please consult the UCAS website Tariff Tables. Leaving Certificate Applied and Leaving Certificate Foundation Level are not considered as meeting entry requirements for CAFRE programmes. If you require guidance on entry qualifications please email the Key Contact for this course.
To apply to this course please follow this link to the UCAS website
Those wishing to undertake the riding module should be at British Horse Society Stage 2 Level. Please note the weight limit for riding is 89kg (14 stone), including tack and equipment.
UCAS Course Code
Institution code: A45 Course code: D422
Enniskillen Campus provides the widest range of equine courses in Ireland. The college aims to develop a competitive equine industry and produce graduates with the capability to succeed in a wide range of careers.