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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 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/

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)