Course Description

Advance Equine Studies

Dunboyne College of Further Education

If you hold a QQI Level 5 in Equine studies, then why not take the opportunity to undertake further studies in Equine Breeding. On successful completion of this QQI Level 6 award in Equine Breeding, students will be able to work in a supervisory role in a stud farm.
Graduates will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of equine breeding skills and pasture management together with theoretical and abstract thinking concepts related to breeding horses, horse conformation and pasture management. This award is designed to enable students to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work in a supervisory role in a stud or to progress to further or higher education and training.
The QQI Level 6 award in Equine Breeding is classed as an advanced certificate and meets the requirements for The Green Certificate and Young Trained Farmer status.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Equine Nutrition
• Horse Conformation and Evaluation
• Horse Breeding
• Business Management
• Pasture Management
• Stable and yard Supervision
• Work Experience
• Communications

• Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Equine Breeding 6M3507

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Course Code 6M3507
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Agriculture & Veterinary, Equine Studies
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 6 Advanced Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Course Start Date 16th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration 1 Year
Course Times Full time (2-3 days)
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Relevant Level 5 qualification or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path Graduates may seek employment in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with an equine, business or science aptitude. Alternatively, students may also progress to participating Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme, Animal Science Equine in UCD, and Bio-Veterinary Science in Technological University of the Shannon, Athlone on the science award 5M3807. In addition, holders of QQI Level 6 awards may also be able to apply for other degree courses under Higher Education Link Scheme. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: UCD: DN250 Animal Science-Equine (Level 8) Maynooth University: MH404 Business and Management (Add on Equine Module) (Level 8) TUS Athlone: US867 BioVeterinary Science (Level 8, 4 Years) CAFRE College: College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise, Equine Management (3 Years Fulltime) On successful completion of Level 5 Horsemanship 5M3371 and the Advanced Certificate in Equine Breeding 6M3507 students may apply to Teagasc for recognition of their awards for the awarding of the Green Cert.
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01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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