Course Description

This one-year course will prepare students for the ever expanding Irish equine industry and provide students with the knowledge and skills relating to the horse industry. This Equine Studies course will enable the student who loves horses to pursue a career in the horse industry or continue their
studies at third level in the equine area. By changing their combination of modules, students can avail of the Business award or Laboratory Techniques award to continue to third level to study in this area.

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

• Stable and Yard Routine
• Business Administration skills
• Marketing practice
• Accounting (Manual and Computerised)
• Laboratory Techniques
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Physics
• Mathematics
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Word Processing
• Safety and Health at Work
• Sport Horse Riding
• Sport Horse Riding Instruction
• Equine Nutrition
• Equine Anatomy and Physiology
• Horse Breeding
• Horse Conformation and Evaluation
• Young Horse Training Techniques

• Level 5 Business Studies 5M2102 or
• Level 5 Laboratory Techniques 5M3807 or
• Level 5 Horsemanship 5M3371

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Course Code 5M3371
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Agriculture & Veterinary, Horse Riding
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration One Year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied 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. There are also a large range of other degree courses available in universities and technological universities throughout the country. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: UCD: DN250 Animal Science-Equine (Level 8, 4 Years) Maynooth University: MH404 Business and Management (Add on Equine Module) (Level 8, 3-4 Years) TUS Athlone: US867 Bio-Veterinary Science (Level 8, 4 Years) CAFRE College: College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise, Equine Management (3 Years Full-time) On successful completion of the Level 5 Horsemanship 5M3371 and the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Equine Breeding 6M3507 students may meet the requirements for the Green Certificate and Young Trained Farmers status.
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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Dunboyne Business Park
Dunboyne, Meath
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