Stud Management Programme
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) and 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/
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.
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
|5N3355||Stable and Yard Routine||5||30|
|5N1433||Work Practice (to include some weekend duties)||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|
* Choice of module will be at the discretion of the college/centre
Sample content from the Teagasc Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horsemanship (Stud Management) Programme
|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|
* Choice of module will be at the discretion of the college / centre)