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Level 5 Certificate in Horsemanship (Equitation or Stud Management)

Teagasc Horsemanship Education option  

Aim: To equip the learner with the knowledge and skills for employment opportunities in the industry. This course aims to provide students with knowledge and skills relating to riding, breaking and training horses, preparation for sale, and encourage students towards Horse Sport Ireland and British Horse Society riding and coaching qualifications.

Programmes: Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Horsemanship (Equitation) and Teagasc Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horsemanship (Equitation).

Duration: Two years

Qualifications: These programmes are validated by QQI and lead to a  Level 5 Certificate in  Horsemanship Award  (5M3371)   and a Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horsemanship (6M3505).

Entry Requirements:      There is no minimum educational entry requirement.  Applicants must be 17 years old or over on 1st January following entry to Year 1. Applicants must undergo an interview and practical riding assessment before as part of the application process. Students with an equivalent qualification may apply for entry to level 6 programme. This process also includes an interview and riding assessment.

Application Process:   The initial application should be made   for   Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Horsemanship (Equitation) Programme (Year 1).  Apply  online through the Teagasc  public website: https://www.teagasc.ie/education/going-to-college/apply-online/equine-courses/ 

 

Location

The course is offered at Kildalton College, Piltown, Co Kilkenny.

 

Transfer and Progression

  • Students with this Level 5 award may apply to a Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horsemanship (Equitation) or to a Level 6 Advanced Certificate (Stud Management) programme.
  • Progression may be possible through the Higher Education Links scheme. Please contact the relevant higher education institute for further information.

 

What will I study?

Sample content for the Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Horsemanship (Equitation) Programme (* Choice of module will be at the discretion of the college / centre)

  

Sample content from the Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Horsemanship (Equitation) Programme (* Choice of module will be at the discretion of the college / centre)
QQI Code Title Level Credits
5N3355 Stable and Yard Routine 5 30
5N1433 Work Practice (to include some weekend duties) 5 15
5N0690 Communications 5 15
  Plus 60 credits from the following electives* 5  
5N3359 Sport Horse Riding Elective 5 30
5N3357 Young Horse Training Techniques Elective 5 30
5N3360 Anatomy and Physiology Elective 5 15
5N3363 Equine Nutrition Elective 5 15 
5N3362 Sport Horse Riding Instruction Elective 5 30
5N3364 Horse Breeding Elective 5 15 

  

Sample content from the Teagasc Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horsemanship (Equitation) Programme (* Choice of module will be at the discretion of the college / centre)
QQI Code Title Level Credits
6N3481 Sport Horse Riding 6 30
6N1947 Work Practice 6 15
6N3403 Young Horse Training and Breaking 6 30
  Personal Development module 6 15
  Electives 6 30

Equine Stud Management option

Aim: To equip the learner with the knowledge and skills to find employment in responsible positions in the breeding industry, or gaining experience for breeding their own stock

Programmes: Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Horsemanship (Stud) & Teagasc Level 6   Advanced Certificate in Stud Management programmes

Duration: Two years

Qualifications: These programmes are validated by QQI and lead to a Level 5 Certificate in  Horsemanship Award  (5M3371)   and a Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Equine Breeding (6M3507).

Entry Requirements: There is no minimum educational entry requirement.  Applicants must be 17 years old or over on 1st January following entry to Year 1. Applicants who seek to enter Level 6 with an equivalent Level 5 qualification must undergo the Teagasc RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process.

Application Process:   The initial application should be made   for  Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Horsemanship Programme.  Apply online through the Teagasc  public website: https://www.teagasc.ie/education/going-to-college/apply-online/equine-courses/

 

Location

Teagasc, Kildalton College, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny. Students attend Kildalton College for course work prior to completing a practical learning period on some of the best stud farms in Ireland.

Progression

Students with this Level 5 award may apply to the Teagasc Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Stud Management programme . Progression to a higher education course may be possible through the higher education links scheme. Please contact the relevant higher education institute for further information.

 

What will I study? 

Sample content from the Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Horsemanship (Stud Management) Programme (* Choice of module will be at the discretion of the college / centre)
QQI Code Title Level Credits
5N3355 Stable and Yard Routine 5 30
5N1433 Work Practice (to include some weekend duties) 5 15
5N0690 Communications 5 15
  Plus 60 credits from the following electives* 5  
5N3357 Young Horse Training Techniques Elective 5 30 
5N3360 Anatomy and Physiology Elective 5 15
5N3363 Equine Nutrition Elective 5 15 
5N3364 Horse Breeding Elective 5 15 

 

Sample content from the Teagasc Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horsemanship (Stud Management) Programme (* Choice of module will be at the discretion of the college / centre)
QQI Code Title Level Credits
  Horse Breeding (Stud Mgt) 6 30
  Pasture Management Stud 6 15
  Work Practice (Stud Mgt) 6 15
  Conformation and Evaluation* 6 15
  Anatomy and Physiology* 6 15
  Self Development module* 6 15
  Electives* 6 15