22 reasons to start your equine career with Warwickshire College [Promotion]

  • Warwickshire College logoWarwickshire College is a UK and international leader in the development and delivery of FE, HE, part-time and distance learning equine courses, with exceptional equine facilities at Moreton Morrell.

    The Equine Centre is approved by the British Horse Society (BHS) as a ‘Where to Train’ centre up to instructor level and hosts BHS examinations at the college up to fellowship level. It is a live business that gives you the opportunity to benefit from hands-on experience with commercial activities.

    With subjects including equine therapy, business management, sports science, horse care, coaching, equine science, the horseracing industry and many more, there’s a course at Warwickshire College to suit every specialism and level of experience.

    Warwickshire College offers:

    • Highly qualified and experienced staff
    • Fabulous on-site equestrian facilities for students at Moreton Morrell
    • Unique state of the art equine therapy and rehabilitation centre
    • Stabling for over 120 horses with 50 hectares of grazing
    • Well-equipped teaching facilities for lectures, seminars and practical sessions
    • Rider performance centre with horse simulator, fitness testing, postural and biomechanic analysis
    • Equine performance centre with high-speed treadmill
    • Full range of quality horses from novice to advanced
    • Indoor arena with gallery
    • Covered and outdoor manages
    • A full diary of equine events and competitions for all levels and disciplines
    • British Showjumping approved jumps
    • Cross-country schooling fences
    • British Eventing cross-country course
    • Leading farriery training college with purpose-built farrier centre
    • Moreton Morrell riding club is open to all students with frequent competitions and events
    • A dedicated year tutor to help support students through their programme of study
    • Degree progression routes
    • Student centred teaching methods
    • Innovative e-learning materials
    • Specialist distance learning courses available
    • Excellent workplace employer contacts

    Staff and students engage in ongoing research projects that help to develop the industry. Such projects include improving equine performance, gait analysis, nutrition and equine business management.

    What students say

    Name: Louise
    Course: Horse Management

    Louise came to Warwickshire College for a taster day and was hooked. She said: “The staff are lovely and I think I had the best tutor ever. It is a top-quality course and you are well supported throughout it. Besides the course, one of the best things about college is the new friends you make — you have a great social life.”

    Name: Emma
    Course: BSc (Hons) Sport Science (Equine and Human)

    Emma completed her BSc (Hons) at Warwickshire College and also undertook an additional placement year, which she spent working at a riding school and livery yard. Emma is now doing a masters degree at Nottingham Trent University. Emma says: “I thoroughly enjoyed my degree. I stayed at Moreton Morrell as a residential student and the centre had a real community feel. I especially enjoyed being able to bring my own horse, Sam, to the college and have him stabled just a few minutes away from where I was staying. The staff were friendly and incredibly helpful, especially when it came to writing my dissertation.”

    Upcoming Open events

    Open events at Moreton Morrell are a great way to view the excellent facilities, meet friendly, helpful tutors and get free advice on all of the exciting equine careers available.

    The next event is Saturday 18 January, 10am-1pm — register your place online now

    Warwickshire College also holds open days at Moreton Morrell specifically for anyone interested in equine degree courses. The day includes a presentation, tour of the campus and HE-centred Q&A session with expert tutors:

    HE equine open events — book your place in advance

    • Saturday 18 January, 9.45am-1pm
    • Saturday 22 February, 9.45am-1pm
    • Saturday 22 March, 9.45am-1pm
    • Saturday 5 April, 9.45am-1pm
    • Saturday 3 May, 9.45am-1pm
    • Wednesday 18 June, 9.45am-1pm
    • Wednesday 16 July, 9.45am-1pm

    For more details visit: www.warwickshire.ac.uk/equine or tel: 0300 45 600 49

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