Course: Access to Higher Education Diploma in Land-Based Studies - Equine

Department: Equine

Type: 19+

Duration: One Year

The Course

Access to Higher Education courses are designed to prepare students aged 19+ for a Foundation Degree programme. This course is for students with a passion for working with horses and develops the practical skills and knowledge needed to progress into higher education.

It allows students to carefully select specialist modules based on individual passion, to fully tailor their study programmes to suit their future progression or career aims.

What You Study

  • Introduction to business
  • Higher education study skills
  • Organisations, people and products
  • Land-based skills
  • Introduction to science
  • Science of life
  • Bioscience
  • Chemistry
  • Research project
  • Specialist Equine modules covering equine science and welfare, management and behaviour.

How To Apply

Application is via our online application form.

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Entry Requirements

GCSEs in Maths, English and Science at grade 4 or above or equivalent qualifications, as well as relevant industry experience.

Ria Hammond

City and Guilds Level 3 Technical Certificate in Equine Management

Having spent her career so far looking after people in the health sector, mature student Ria returned to education at Riseholme to retrain and purse her passion for helping animals.

She is combining her studies with her current job as a hospital nurse, so that she can eventually launch a new career as a vet nurse, working with horses.

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