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Stud Management Programme

Aim: To equip the learner with the knowledge and skills to find employment in responsible positions in the equine industry, gaining experience in breeding, young stock production and the management of an equine enterprise.

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: 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 

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

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 

* 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 

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

* Choice of module will be at the discretion of the college / centre)