Dunboyne College of Further EducationEquine Studies QQI Level 5

Equine Studies QQI Level 5

1 Year
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI
Academic year Sept 2023 - May 2024

Course description

Horsemanship and Equine Business

Business with Equine 5M2102 / Science with Equine 5M3807

This 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. This course will enable the student who loves 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.


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


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, Animal Science Equine in UCD, and Bio-Veterinary Science in Technological University of the Shannon Athlone on the science award 5M3807. There are also a large range of other degree courses available in Universities and Technological Universities throughout the country.


UCD: DN250 Animal Science-Equine (Level 8, 4 Years) Technological University of the Shannon Athlone: AL842 BioVeterinary Science (Level 8, 4 Years) CAFRE College: College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise, Equine Management (3 Years Full-time)

On successful completion of Level 5 Horsemanship 5M3371 and the Advanced Certificate in Equine Breeding 6M3507 students may apply to Teagasc for recognition of their awards for the awarding of the Green Cert.


• Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature students of all backgrounds • Other equivalent qualification All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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