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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Equine Business Management 2017 Entry UCAS Code: D4D2*


This course will give you the practical capabilities and appreciation of business and event management to help drive this area of the industry forwards.


The programme helps to develop a broad understanding of scientific, business and management concepts, knowledge and practical techniques which are standard features in a range of aspects of equine business management.

Modules of Study Include:

Year 1
• Industry Skills
• Managing the Future Equine Industry
• Academic Skills
• Introduction to Business
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Equine Behaviour and Welfare
• Coaching Psychology and Rider Performance
• Management of the Performance Horse

Year 2
• Personal Research Project
• Professional Development
• Academic Development
• Business Enterprise
• Events Management
• Applied Marketing
• Equine Law

Elective Modules
• Organisational Management
• Equine Facilities Management

*subject to validation

Entry Requirements

For admission to Foundation Degree courses (except Veterinary Nursing), students must have achieved grade C or above in a minimum of five GCSE subjects including English, Mathematics and Science or have passed suitable equivalents.  In addition, for admission onto FdSc programmes, students must have achieved a pass grade in a minimum of one ‘A2’ level subject (or equivalent) or have successfully completed an Extended/ National Diploma in a relevant subject area. Using the UCAS tariff system, a typical offer for admission to the FdSc would be a minimum 48 UCAS points*.

Some students will be invited to attend an interview at Askham Bryan College and places will be subject to a satisfactory reference. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

*In line with the new UCAS tariff system for more information please visit

Further Study

Students may progress onto the one-year Top Up route to the BSc (Hons) Degree Equine Business Management.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400