Many business opportunities exist within the equine industry and this programme is designed for people who are looking to enhance their business skills within the equestrian arena. The course will enable students to develop practical equitation skills as well as providing sound business principles and knowledge related to the equine industry.
- Fundamentals of business
- Applied vocational equine management
- Equine industry
- Equine anatomy and physiology
- Equine law
- Human resources and management
- Equine behaviour and welfare (elective)
- Equitation (elective).
Application is through UCAS, using code N2D5.
Two years full-time.
Students are in College 15.5 hours per week, usually timetabled over three or four days.
Successful completion of a Foundation Degree allows students to progress on to Level Six (‘top up) of the relevant Honours Degree programme.
Students are assessed through coursework (including reports, presentations, lab reports and portfolios), practical / ridden assessments and formal examinations.
Students undertake four hours practical experience on the College yard per week, plus 80 hours external placement per year.
There are many opportunities for students to work in the equine industry as equestrian centre managers, yard supervisors, equine administrators and lecturers. Positions available after further training include in sales, marketing, bloodstock agents and insurance advisor.
Students will require sturdy footwear, a riding hat (PAS015 standard or equivalent), gloves, boots, dark jodhpurs / trousers, coat and a basic grooming kit for equine based practical sessions.
Students on also require a body protector for all jumping sessions (BETA Level 3 2009- Air Jackets are not permitted in day-to-day sessions) for those taking optional equitation modules.
Students are required to provide their own laboratory coats and a College sweatshirt / polo shirt for yard experience, available via the College online shop, as well as to purchase core texts to support studies and make small contributions (usually up to £25) to attend study visits on some modules.
Please use the following links to learn more about our policies and procedures.
- Academic Regulations: This programme follow the regulations of The Royal Agricultural University.
- Student Disciplinary Policy
- Higher Education College Charter
Please visit our Document Downloads page to access the College's other policies, i.e. our Mental Health Policy.
Please note that due to changes for all Higher Education providers, the College has made an application to be registered with the Office for Students and expects an answer by September 2018. Find out more.
Applicants should have 48 UCAS points at A-Level or a Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent.
Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.
BSc (Hons) Equine Science
Rebecca spent five years in total at the College, progressing from further education to complete her degree.
Ahead of her graduation, she secured a job with the NFU and says she is confident the skills and knowledge she has developed at Bishop Burton have fully prepared her for the role.
“We’ve covered different types of riding, including flat work and jumping, and have learned how to coach others,” said Rebecca.
“We’ve done sports psychology to help you in competition. We’ve also covered nutrition and sports science. It gives you a lot of opportunities.
“I’ve now got a job with NFU working on equine claims and my time at College has fully prepared me for it. I saw the job advertised and then I found out more about it when the NFU came to an equine careers event here at the College.
“I’ve learned all the tools and techniques I will need for the job.”