A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain an Equine Science diploma. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Equine Science is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Equine Science course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma course is aimed at those with an interest in the management of equines with an emphasis on the scientific aspects. People with an interest in equine life will also find this course very appealing. This Level 3 Diploma course is aimed at improving the knowledge base of owners, breeders/exhibitors and those involved with horses professionally. The Diploma in Equine Science will be awarded to those students who satisfactorily complete all 10 Units of this course and a final online examination.
COURSE KEY TOPICS
Module 1 - General Principles in Science
Module 2 - Equine Anatomy and Physiology
Module 3 - Genetics
Module 4 - Reproduction
Module 5 - Equine Nutrition
Module 6 - Equine Diseases
Module 7 - Veterinary Science
Module 8 - Equine Behavioural Science
Module 9 - Exercise Physiology
Module 10 - Science and the Equine Industry
HOME STUDY SUPPORT
You will be provided with comprehensive materials - Online, designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
Final online multiple choice examination - 100% of the mark.
When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, you will be awarded your diploma by OLQA as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
HOME STUDY RESOURCES
We recommended you spend approximately 200 hours of your time studying for the Equine Science Diploma. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 4 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 8 hours a week you could complete it in six months.
Get started today, and you can earn your Level 3 Diploma in Equine Science in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.
HOME STUDY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
All Students must be 16 years of age or above.
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Equine Science and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Equine Science home study course is £456.25, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £365 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £91.25 and then 4 equal payments of £91.25 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
Pay in Instalments UK (Online Version) - Enrol Now
(Deposit £91.25 plus 4 monthly payments of £91.25)
Pay in Full UK (Online Version) £365 - Enrol Now
Pay in Full International (Online Version) £365 - Enrol Now
Pay In Full UK (Online and Paper Version) £430 - Enrol Now
Pay In Full International (Online and Paper Version) £470 - Enrol Now
OLQA Level 3 Equine Science Diploma
At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by OLQA. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.
In Scotland this course leads to a Level 6 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 6 on the Scottish Qualifications Framework (SQF).
In Ireland this course leads to a Level 5 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 5 on the Irish Qualifications Framework.
This course has been designed to meet specific learner requirements. Accreditation by OLQA is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality assured by OLQA.
The “Open Learning Quality Association” provides Quality Assurance to Distance Learning providers and courses following a set of Quality Standards. This Association presents a set of distance learning industry standards and using them, evaluates distance learning organisations and courses, thereby promoting high quality distance learning, online learning, home study and open learning courses via the world wide web.
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
As an animal physiotherapist or veterinary physiotherapist, you would assess and treat animals with injuries or movement problems. You would mainly treat horses and dogs, including both pets and 'working animals', such as race horses and greyhounds. However, you could also work with other animals such as cats and farm or zoo animals. Your tasks would typically include: planning exercise programmes, using manual and electro-therapy methods to reduce pain, increase flexibility and restore normal movement, giving advice on changes to animals' environments to help them perform tasks more easily. You would only be legally allowed to carry out treatment for diagnosed conditions or injuries if animals are referred by (or with the permission of) a veterinary surgeon.
Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Equine Science home study course and earn your diploma:
1. Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the Diploma.
2. A full range of student services, including:
- Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
- Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
- NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
3. You will receive a certificate from the College. A digital version is included in the price and will be emailed to you within 5 days of taking your online exam. Should you require an embossed hard copy of your certificate to be sent to you by Special Delivery post, you can order this separately after taking your exam.
4. One year educational support by e-mail.
FURTHER COURSE INFORMATION
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.