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Equine Studies

Course Code(s):  5M3371
QQI Award Code:  5M3371 Horsemanship
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M3371
QQI Award Code 5M3371 Horsemanship
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one-year course aims to provide students with experience in hands on and classroom equine education within the industry and college leading to qualification for employment opportunities in the industry,including training yards and equestrian centres, stud farms and racing yards.

This is a follow on from the Level 5 Certificate in Horsemanship course. It is a one-year programme designed to equip students with knowledge, experience, hands on skills and learning equine science to find employment in the Irish Equine Industry or to start their own business.

What will you Study?

Sport Horse Riding 5N3359
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Equitation Theory
Stable and Yard Supervision
Equine Anatomy and Physiology 5N3360
Horse Conformation and Evaluation
Sport Horse Riding 5N3359
Equine Nutrition 5N3363
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

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