Horsemanship and Equine Business Level 5

Price: TBA
Duration: 1 Year
Further Education and PLC
Academic year Sept 2020 - May 2021

Course description

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What is Horsemanship?

This new one-year course will prepare students for the ever expanding
Irish equine industry and provide students with the knowledge and skills
relating to the horse industry. The education & training on this course
works to enable the student who love horses to pursue a career in the
horse industry, or continue their studies at third level in the equine area.
By changing their combination of modules, students can avail of the
Business award or Laboratory Techniques award to continue to third
level to study in this area.

Course Content
The following modules will be offered:
• Stable and Yard Routine • Communications
• Sport Horse Riding • Work Experience
• Equine Anatomy and Physiology • Safety and Health at Work
• Equine Nutrition • Animal Welfare
• Business Administration • Animal Behaviour
• Horse Breeding • Maths
• Business administration skills • Word Processing
• Horse Conformation and Evaluation* • Start your own Business*
• Sports Horse Riding Instruction*
*Modules in italics may also be an option

QQI Level 5 in Horsemanship 5M3371/ Business 5M2102/Laboratory
Techniques 5M3807

Career Opportunities
Graduates may seek employment in a range of companies and projects that
seek graduates with an equine, business or science aptitude. Alternatively,
students may also progress to participating Higher Education Institutions
(HEIs) through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme to Maynooth
University for Equine Business, undertaking the Business award 5M2012,
Animal Science Equine in UCD, and Bio-veterinary Science in Athlone
IT undertaking the Science award 5M3807. There are also a large
range of other degree courses available in universities and IT colleges
throughout the country.

Higher Education Progression
UCD: DN250 Animal Science (Level 8, 4 Years)
Maynooth: MH405 Equine Business (Level 8, 3 Years)
IT Athlone: AL842 Bio-veterinary Science (Level 8, 4 Years)

Entry Requirements
Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature students of all backgrounds • Other
equivalent qualification • Apply directly on
All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications
***Course subject to SUSI approval and modules may be changed due
to availability and demand.

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