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Foundation Degree Equine Business Events Management (UCAS Code 1247)


Foundation Degree level study for those who are currently studying or have already completed Level 3 qualifications such as A Levels or a National/ Extended Diploma. It can be topped up to an honours degree with one further year of study. Validating Partner: Harper Adams University.


The equine industry requires well prepared recruits for employment with relevant qualifications. This unique Foundation Degree in Equine Business and Events Management will give you the practical capabilities and appreciation of business and event management to help drive this area of the industry forwards. Taught by experienced equine lecturers and in small class sizes, students grow in ability and confidence, to have skills in organising and marketing equine events and competitions. Practical and theoretical elements to the course ensure that students are prepared for employment in the equine industry.

Entry Requirements

GCSE Grades

Applicants will normally have 5 GCSE’s or above including English, maths and science at Grade C or above. Achievements at level 2 in appropriate Functional Skills will also be considered as an alternative for English and maths and Merit grades or above in Science based modules at Level 3 can be used as an alternative to GCSE Science.

UCAS Points

Applicants are expected to achieve a minimum of 120 UCAS points (NPTC pass, = 120 points; merit = 240 points). Applicants will normally have studied a two-year level 3 programme at A Level or a vocational Level 3 Diploma.  In addition applicants will be expected to show achievements in science modules at Merit grade or above in vocational programmes. This reflects the science based nature of the programmes. Applicants without appropriate achievements in Science may be asked to undertake an assessment of scientific knowledge. Applications from those that have significant life or work experience after leaving compulsory education will normally have studied and achieved an Access to HE course or successfully completed a minimum of a one year level 3 courses and/or  be able to demonstrate that they are working at an appropriate level in English, maths and science through an assessment process.

Further Study

Upon successful completion of this course students may progress on to the one-year Top Up route to the BSc (Hons) Degree in Equine Management or this is a suitable route into industry roles such as equine event marketing or equine business manager.