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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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