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Level 4+

Animal Management (Equine) Higher National Diploma


The HND in Animal Management Equine pathway is a challenging course that aims to produce students who will quickly aspire to managerial positions within the equine management industry. If you are over the age of 18 and wishing to prepare for a career in the equine management and welfare sector or progress onto the final year of an honours degree then this course is for you.


You will benefit from a comprehensive programme of academic study skills throughout the course and will work in a supervisory capacity on the equine yard.

In the first year, your topics will include:

Horse Husbandry

· Animal Health & Welfare

· Managing Equine Facilities

· Business & Business Environment

· Managing a Successful Project

· Animal Anatomy & Physiology

· Behaviour and Nutrition.

During the second year, you will study:

· Equine Health and Disease

· Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation

· Biological Principles

· Research Project

· Work Experience

· Equine Event Management

· Breeding

· Genetics


You will need to have a
combination of GCE A levels (including a science discipline), or BTEC Level 3
Extended Diplomas at Merit or equivalent qualifications. GCSE Mathematics and
English Language at grade C/4. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic
background in Maths and English.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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