FdSc Equine Training & Management


Hadlow Campus

Start Date


UCAS Codes

Institution Code: H03
Course Code: NDF4H FdSc/LLEM
Enabling students to gain a solid understanding of the equine industry in a vocational way, this programme is divided between the classroom, practical sessions, visits and lecture demonstrations. You will be given the necessary management skills for a career within the equine industry and, by the end of the programme, be particularly suited to work in the competition horse industry as either a coach, trainer, rider, stable manager, centre manager or events co-ordinator. This programme can be structured to your individual experiences.

Coursework (written assignments, projects and presentations) as well as end of year examinations.

Successful students can enhance their skills and progress onto the BSc (Hons) Equine Training and Management programme. Graduates will also be fully prepared for managerial and technical positions within the equine industry. Typical employers include competition centres, yards, research centres, feed manufacturers, event management agencies, equine welfare organisations, riding schools, racing yards, studs and equine veterinary clinics.

BSI approved riding hat, boots, jodhpurs, whip and grooming kit.

Students at Hadlow receive a 5% discount at Speedgate Saddlery. Students also benefit from strong links with international competition riders, the Society of Master Saddlers, Ken Lyndon-Dykes and the partnership with Bell Equine veterinary practice.

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

Year 1 – Level 4

• Equine Anatomy and Physiology (30)
• Equine Welfare and Husbandry (30)
• Professional Practice (15)
• Work Based Learning (30)
A choice of either: • Preparing and Exercising Horses (15) OR • Training Horses from the Ground (15)

Year 2 – Level 5

• Equine and Human Sports Science (30)
• Introduction to Research Skills (15)
• Organisation and Event Management (15)
• Work Based Learning (30)
A choice of either: • Riding and Training Horses over Fences (15) OR • Training Young Horses from the Ground (15)
And a choice of either: • Riding and Training Horses on the Flat (15) OR • Principles and Methods of Training Horses (15)

    Hadlow Campus

  • 2 Years

    Full time

  • £6,165.00

  • Awarding body

    University of Greenwich

Entry requirements

64 UCAS points made up from A levels, preferably one in a science based subject, or relevant Level 3 vocational qualification. All applicants should also have a GCSE grade C or above in English, maths and preferably science.

Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications.