Enrolments being accepted for March 2017 starts

Enrolment deadline 28th February 2017


The BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Equine Management aims to:

  • equip individuals with knowledge, understanding and skills for successful employment in the equine and allied industries
  • enable progression to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualifications in related areas
  • provide opportunities for specialist study relevant to individual vocations and contexts
  • develop the individual’s ability in the equine and allied industries through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme

The Higher National Diploma comprises the first two-thirds of a degree programme. Following its successful completion, students are able to complete a further year of study at Level 6 to “top up” to the full BSc qualification.


  • Biological Principles
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Horse Husbandry
  • Equine Nutrition
  • Equine Health Management
  • Grassland Management
  • Equine Exercise Physiology
  • Manage the Breeding of Horses
  • Manage Foaling and Care of the Foal
  • Equine Sports Medicine
  • Behavioural Science
  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Management of the Performance Horse
  • Enterprise and Financial Management for Landbased Industries
  • Work-based Experience
  • Research Project

Programme specifications

Academic Level: Higher Education Level 4 and 5
Number of units/modules: 16
Study Hours per Unit: 15-20
Total Hours:  2400
Course Duration:  36 months
Study Week Requirements: 3x compulsory 5 day study weeks

For more information:

+44 (0)1284 811401

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