Cornwall College

FdSc Equine Enterprise Management

The Cornwall College Group offers a wide range of undergraduate programmes across eight campuses throughout Cornwall and Devon, including Bicton College, Cornwall College, Duchy College and Falmouth Marine School. We offer specialist courses designed with employers and delivered by industry professionals. During your studies you will get the opportunity to work on live projects and start your career before you even graduate.

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CORB1005 Research in Enterprise Management

      This module is designed to highlight the interrelationship between research and business within the industry. Fundamentals of experimental design and data analysis will be covered including the role and application of research when starting/developing an enterprise. It will assess the difficulties which must be identified and overcome along with analysis of the risks and evidenced based problem solving required, generating innovative ideas for enterprise development. Emphasis will be placed on understanding individual skills and personal development, and financial aspects, including profit and loss, as key components of enterprise management.

    • CORB1006 Equine Welfare Science

      The concept of equine welfare is explored as a basis for understanding equine welfare assessment. Definitions of welfare are used to determine management practices required to ensure positive welfare states. Common practices are reviewed in the context of their welfare implications, and alternatives suggested where appropriate. Welfare legislation relevant to working within the equine industry is considered. The links between welfare and ethics are explored

    • CORB1007 Leadership, Management and Communication in Equine Enterprises

      This module will enable the student to gain a comprehensive understanding of organisational structure and the fundamentals of management for an equine-based resource such as a livery yard, riding school or a competition centre. Communication, both within the organisation and externally, will be explored with considerable attention being given to marketing strategies. This module will include a strong work-based learning component.

    • CORC1013 Personal and Employability Skills Development

      This module is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop themselves in terms of their personal and employability skills.

    • CORD1023 Principles of Behaviour and Training

    • CORD1027 Introduction to Equine Science

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • CORB2005 Work Based Learning

      The module allows the students to undertake a period of work not less than 120 hours within equine enterprises/organisations. Prior to commencing work, students will complete a reflective portfolio with regard to their own skills and employability status. Following work placement the students will conduct a critical analysis of the skills and abilities that they have gained to update their CVs.

    • CORB2006 Enterprise Management

      This module will provide the student with the skills to develop appropriate techniques to manage a variety of equine-based enterprises and necessary resources. Work-related delivery through employers will reflect the broad range of opportunities within the equine sector.

    • CORB2007 Equine Health and Disease

      This module covers factors necessary for maintaining the health and wellbeing of the equine in a variety of settings. Knowledge of common and notifiable diseases and ailments are covered as well as diagnostic techniques and biosecurity measures necessary for prevention and treatments to uphold equine welfare.

    • CORB2008 Current Issues and Risk Management

      This module enables the student to analyse and appraise current issues and the potential impacts on equine enterprise management. Common difficulties associated with media sources and their effects on the industry and associated management will be investigated. Detailed examination of current procedures and risk management across a range of businesses will be critically analysed for their efficacy in contemporary climates.

    • CORD2061 Equine Nutrition and Physiology

    • CORD2078 Research Project

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

EU applicants should refer to our dedicated Brexit webpage for details of the implications of the UK’s plans to leave the European Union.

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email

Our partnership with Cornwall College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with Cornwall College

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