Course: Access to Higher Education Diploma in Land-Based Studies - Equine

Department: Equine

Type: 19+

Duration: One year

The Course

Access to Higher Education courses are designed to prepare students aged 19+ for a Foundation Degree programme. This course is for students with a passion for working with horses and develops the practical skills and knowledge needed to progress into Higher Education.

It allows students to carefully select specialist modules based on individual passion, to fully tailor their study programmes to suit their future progression or career aims. 

The course makes full use of the College’s facilities, including the Equestrian Centre.

What You Study

  • Introduction to business
  • Higher Education study skills
  • Organisations, people and products
  • Land-based skills
  • Introduction to science
  • Science of life
  • Bioscience
  • Chemistry
  • Research project
  • Specialist Equine modules covering equine science and welfare, management and behaviour.

How To Apply

Application is via our online application form.

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Entry Requirements

You will need GCSEs in Maths, English and Science at grade 4 or above or equivalent qualifications, as well as relevant industry experience.

Alice Hill

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care

Alice works in a yard at weekends to gain more experience in the industry. She is also a member of a local pony club and competes in cross country, show jumping and dressage competitions.

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