Kingston Maurward College is delighted to announce the re-launch of its Higher National Diploma (HND) in Equines studies starting this September.
This exciting new course includes a range of modules chosen to provide an unrivalled understanding of the equine industry together with the managerial skills necessary to succeed in business and to ultimately move into higher-level positions within the equine industry.
The two year course is aimed at students who want to improve their managerial, riding and coaching skills, as well progress with their professional qualifications up to BHSI level at no extra cost.
Students will benefit from high quality equine facilities including a fantastic range of horses, indoor and outdoor all weather arenas, British Showjumping jumps and cross country schooling fences; learning facilities in the brand new animal science centre, LSC and use of the 750 acre estate.
There will be the opportunity to study a broad range of modules within the course including: animal health and welfare, horse husbandry, anatomy and physiology, human resource management, research project, to develop and implement a training programme for a performance horse and learn about animal nutrition, plus exciting opportunities to take additional qualifications validated by the BHS (BHS Stage 3/Stage 4/BHSI)
The course is taught through a mixture of classroom based sessions, practical activities and assessments, workshops and discussion groups. Students will also benefit from guest speakers, educational visits and enrichment activities.
This Edexcel accredited diploma is two years (full time) and up to six years (part time) and is backed by the Royal Agricultural University (RAU), Cirencester, Gloucester, UK where students can do a top up year to gain a full BSc honours degree.
Head of equestrian studies at Kingston Maurward College, Aart Noordijk, said: “We are very excited about the launch of this new course. It will give students the opportunity to study to a higher level with a business bias to help them further their careers in the equine industry and train for the professional BHS qualifications from BHS Stage 3 to BHSI level.”