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Myerscough College

Equine Studies At Myerscough

St. Michaels Road, Preston, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 0RY
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T: 01995 642222

Job Type: Equine Studies / Science

Myerscough College and University Centre is widely recognised as one of the leading equine colleges in Britain. Based near Preston in Lancashire, our facilities and expert knowledge of our tutors provide an ideal learning environment to study equestrian courses, whether is it a college course, apprenticeship or degree. Our staff are active in equine research, with a particular focus on equine performance and equine locomotion. 

Our sector-leading equestrian facilities include: 

  • A busy international equestrian arena.
  • Indoor and outdoor schools.
  • Motion analysis software.
  • Coldwater therapy spa and specialist laboratories.
  • More than 100 quality horses on site of various sizes, breeds and standards, stabled in three professional and friendly yards. 

Find your opportunities to succeed with us and download our prospectus for full details on our courses or see our What’s On page to see when our upcoming Open Mornings are being held. 

College/School Leaver Courses: 

EQL Level 1 Diploma in Work Based Horse Care - This study programme covers the basics of horse care including essential everyday stable duties and grooming. Students look after the College horses, learning safe techniques for leading, turning out and catching them.

EQL Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Horse Care - This qualification enables the student to carry out practical horse care skills under limited supervision. Learners will be able to demonstrate their skills and apply their knowledge through a range of work activities and routine tasks related to the care and use of horses.

City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate Equine - The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care provides practical knowledge and experience combined with academic studies. Stable management and riding skills will be developed within the College Equine Department and students will gain a comprehensive knowledge of horse care.

City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate/Diploma/Extended Diploma in Equine Management - During the Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate/Diploma, students will gain practical experience in riding, working horses from the ground, yard duties, preparation for presentation and horse tack and equipment. Students will also undertake work experience, which will enhance their employability skills. 

Apprenticeships: 

Level 2 Equine Groom Standard - The Equine Groom is an integral part in the life of the horse, providing essential day-to-day care. They will be involved with feeding, grooming, cleaning equipment, handling, preparing, exercising the horses and carrying out routine yard duties. The Equine Groom may also be required to assist with the preparation of transport and to care for horses at competitions, the races, sales, shows and other public appearances.

Level 3 Senior Equine Groom Standard - The Senior Equine Groom will have a sound knowledge of horse anatomy and physiology and the ability to assess and promote health. They will be also capable of presenting horses to a high standard and can demonstrate the skills required to groom, plait and clip horses. Senior Equine Grooms may have the opportunity to travel nationally and internationally, preparing and caring for horses at competitions, the races, sales, shows and other public appearances.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Equine - Candidates will receive high quality training and development combined with the awareness of the commercial attributes and skills required to run and work within a successful equine business. 

University–level Degrees:

FdSc Equine Science and Management - The course offers you a blend of equine science and equine management, equipping you with professional and practical skills required for managerial roles within the equine industry. Based at our Preston campus with its renowned International Equine Arena, you will be putting theory into practice working with the college horses within the centre’s excellent facilities. You will benefit from our industry links for trips and you will have opportunities to enhance your employability through industry placements.

BA (Hons) Equine Management - The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. Our Bachelor of Art (BA Honours) ensures that you develop skills and knowledge of the fundamental areas of equine management and equestrianism. This degree allows you to understand and apply new and existing scientific principles to the management and development of the horse.

BSc (Hons) Equine Science - The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. Our Bachelor of Science (BSc Honours) ensures that you develop skills and knowledge of the fundamental areas of equine science. This degree allows you to understand and apply new and existing scientific principles to the management and development of the horse.

MSc Equine Science & MSc Equine Science Part Time - The MSc Equine Science develops a systematic understanding and a critical awareness of current issues at the forefront of equine science. The MSc offers you a unique opportunity to combine the biological and sociological aspects of equine science. The course aims to extend your graduate skills and knowledge to develop you to be able to inform and lead industry developments.

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