Equine - Horsemanship / Equitation

Kildalton Agricultural College


Course Name Equine - Horsemanship / Equitation
Course Provider Kildalton Agricultural College
Course Code 5M3371 6M3505
Course Type Teagasc
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
Level 6 Advanced Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Piltown, Kildalton
FET Code 5M3371 - Horsemanship
6M3505 - Horsemanship Level 6 Advanced Certificate
Duration 2 years
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Application Process: The initial application should be made for Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Horsemanship (Equitation) Programme. Apply online through the Teagasc public website: (view link below)

Course commences the following September.
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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 must undergo an interview and practical riding assessment before as part of the application process. Students with an equivalent qualification may apply for entry to Level 6 programme. This process also includes an interview and riding assessment.
Course Fee €990 each level
Financial Support Teagasc student maintenance grant Teagasc provides student maintenance grants to eligible students participating on full-time Level 5 and Level 6 programmes. Assessment for eligibility is based on criteria similar to those for higher education student maintenance grants. Please note that Teagasc student maintenance grant applications are not processed by Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Additional information can be accessed at: www.teagasc.ie/education/ going-to-college/grants/

Expand+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 Horsemanship (6M3505).

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Course Content

Expand+Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Horsemanship (Equitation)
Teagasc Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horsemanship (Equitation)

Teagasc full-time Equine education and training caters for the sport horse industry.

Sport Horse Industry
The sport hor...

Subjects Taught

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Sample content for the Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Horsemanship (Equitation) Programme
QQI Code / Title / Level / Credits
5N3355 Stable and Yard Routine 5 30
5N1433 Work Practice (to include some weekend duties) 5 15

Careers or Further Progression Transfer and Progression
• Students with this Level 5 award may apply to a Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horsemanship (Equitation).
• Progression may be possible through the Higher Education Links scheme. Please contact the relevant higher education institute for further information.
Further Enquiries Kildalton Agricultural College
Tel: 051 644 400
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