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Foundation Degree Equine Sports Management (UCAS Code D42F)


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. Either qualification can be topped up to an Honours Degree with one further year of study. Validating Partner: Harper Adams University.


Equine Sports Management is a specialised sector and our equine team tutors and lecturers have a great deal of experience in this area, including international experience of equine sport management. This course will allow you to develop your practical riding and horse husbandry skills within a British Horse Society approved training centre. It also addresses the UKCC Coaching requirements for instructors to ensure that when they have completed their course, all students are well prepared to work within the sector.

Entry Requirements

Rider Ability

Upon applicaiton for this course all students MUST be riding to BHS Stage 2 level and ride below the BHS maximum examination weight limit.

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

The one-year Top Up route to the BSc (Hons) Degree in Equine Management.