Higher Certificate in Business in Equine Studies
|Progression:||Bachelor of Business in Equine Studies Level 7
Bachelor Degrees in Equine Studies or Business Level 7 and Level 8
|Location:||Gurteen College and Athlone IT|
|Maintenance Grant:||Application through SUSI (Means Tested)|
The aim of the course is to provide the student with business studies and equine related knowledge and skills required for a range of job opportunities within the horse industry both in Ireland and abroad. Career opportunities exist in equine and related businesses. Examples of areas of employment include yard and stud farm management, sales and marketing of equine related products, bloodstock transportation, riding centres, competition yards and jobs in the recreation, leisure and tourism sectors. Some graduates find employment in the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Holland and Germany.
Entry Requirements and Application Procedures
Applicants must have grade D3 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must be Maths and either English or Irish. The standard points system will be used to rank applicants. Holders of relevant FETAC awards at Level 5 and Level 6 and mature students may also apply. All applications are through the CAO.