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Equine Performance Management

Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Study mode Full time
Location Moulton
Level Level 5
Start date Sep 2023
Duration 2 years
Awarding body University of Northampton

The equine industry is vast, generating significant annual revenue for economies internationally. The industry's multi-faceted nature embodies numerous fields such as the Equine Nutrition, rehabilitation, equitation science and performance sectors. The unique intertwined nature of each field of industry means it is imperative graduates are skilled in all aspects; this course combines a practical and academic approach to produce candidates fit to progress onto the BSc top up course or into lower level industry roles.

Level 4

  • Equine Enterprise
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Equine Behaviour
  • Fundamentals of Equine Health & Husbandry
  • Study skills
  • Equine Health & Husbandry

The first year of this degree is designed to equip students with the underpinning knowledge to build links into the second year of the degree. The Equine enterprise module affords you the valuable opportunity to undergo a work placement in industry, enabling development of your network and creating opportunity for future work.

Level 5

10 credits:

  • Equine Nutrition
  • Research Methods

20 credits:

  • Equine Biomechanics
  • Practical Rehabilitation Skills
  • Industry project
  • Exercise physiology
  • Sports Injuries & diagnostics

The second year embodies practicals utilising biomechanics technology for research as well as conducting rehabilitation plans. The industry project module, builds on your skills gained in the enterprise module and the use of our first class rehabilitation facilities, enables you to gain experience utilising a variety of rehabilitation methods for future employment.

For information about course fees please refer to our Fees and Financial Support pages.

This course embraces a variety of assessment methods to suit and develop a diverse set of skills ensuring academic & practical competence.

  • Assignments
  • Time controlled assessments
  • Examinations
  • Portfolios
  • Poster presentations
  • Case study based work

Employment in a lower level role within the equine industry or you could progress on to complete a BSc (Hons) top-up degree in Equine Management.

  • UCAS POINTS: 64- BTEC Extended diploma
  • 30 Scottish tariff points
  • 48- 14-19 Diploma Tariff points
  • 48- UCAS points from 3 A levels (or their equivalent)
  • Grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English and maths (or equivalent).

The facilities you'll be using

No other college in the UK can rival the world class facilities we have at Moulton College.

Moulton College Indoor Arena Equine
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Indoor Riding Arena

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Moulton College Work Based Equine Care
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Equine hydrotherapy pool and water treadmill


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