<small>Proficiency Award 2 in </small><span>Equine Studies</span>


Proficiency Award 2 in Equine Studies

Many equine businesses are run in conjunction with other farming or animal based enterprises. This comprehensive, quality course caters for this business diversity. The course will teach you many of the different facets of running an equine facility, service , or farm. You will learn how to care for horses and other farm animals, manage events, develop essential office skills and marketing plans, and run a successful equine farm, combined farm, or event facility.


 
Course Code VAG009
Qualification Proficiency Award 2
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 1500 Hours

 
Course Information
  • Learn about horses, farming and business

  • Learn event management principles and to develop skills to plan, initiate, host and evaluate a successful event in the equine industry

  • Explore sustainability, diversification and Career Opportunities in the Equine Industry

 

Many equine businesses are run in conjunction with other farming or animal based enterprises. This comprehensive, quality course caters for this business diversity. The course will teach you many of the different facets of running an equine facility, service , or farm. You will learn how to care for horses and other farm animals, manage events, develop essential office skills and marketing plans, and run a successful equine farm, combined farm, or event facility.

Particular emphasis is given to equine events including: horse shows, sales, clinics, trade shows, community events or any of the wide variety of equine events that are held each year in the equine industry.


Core Modules    

These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Associate Proficiency Award 3 In Equine Studies.

  •      Animal Anatomy And Physiology (Animal Husbandry I ) BAG101
  •      Horse Care I BAG102
  •      Research Project I BGN102
  •      Workshop I BGN103
  •      Animal Feed & Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III) BAG202
  •      Animal Health (Animal Husbandry II) BAG201
  •      Equine Behaviour BAG216
  •      Event Management BRE209
  •      Horse Care II BAG204
  •      Pasture Management BAG212
  •      Horse Breeding BAG307
  •      Horse Care III BAG302

 
Elective Modules    

In addition to the core modules, students study any 3 of the following 8 modules.

  •      Farm Management BAG104
  •      Soil Management (Agriculture) BAG103
  •      Animal Diseases BAG219
  •      Irrigation -Agricultural Irrigation BAG213
  •      Natural Health Care for Animals BAG218
  •      Sustainable Agriculture BAG215
  •      Agricultural Marketing BAG304
  •      Animal Breeding BAG301

Note that each module in the Associate Proficiency Award 3 In Equine Studies is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

Aims

  • Explain different techniques and general measures which may be adopted to move a farm toward greater sustainability
  • Plan, create, manage, and evaluate a successful event (and adapt that to equine-centred event design and management)
  • Plan and conduct research into the current status of an aspect of equine management, and complete a descriptive report based on that research
  • Identify, select and apply knowledge and skills to appropriate perform workplace tasks in an industry, and adapt them to equine management
  • This course will also provide students with an understanding of the importance of properly managing the natural environment and built facilities to optimize the health of their horses
  • Manage the day-to-day requirements of a horse
  • Manage the condition of horses and to minimize risk in different situations such as events, travel, or inclement weather.
  • Identify different influences on equine behaviour, whether that behaviour supports survival, is self-destructive, or out of boredom, and apply that knowledge to the welfare and training of horses.
  • Plan an animal breeding program using genetic theory, practical applications to daily husbandry practice, and management of animal breeding programs
  • Understand animal anatomy and physiology, as a basis for care and/or management of farm animals
  • Describe the composition of a range of feeds, including pasture, fodder crops, grasses, cereals, seed, and other edible plants, and the role of proteins, vitamins and minerals in animal diets, and select appropriate feeds for digestibility and nutritional content
  • Recognize and treat common diseases and wounds in animals
  • Evaluate, design and make decisions about the management of pasture for horses
  • Manage a farm or agricultural enterprise which services farms
  • Identify soil properties and requirements and adapt that knowledge to equine management
Finance options

If you are an Irish citizen you may be eligible to receive financial support, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are a resident of Ireland, you may also be eligible to receive a student grant under the Student Grant Scheme

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