Equine Welfare – Level 4 – Online

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LOCATION & START DATE
Bicton College - 16 January 2023
LEVEL
Level 4 Levels Explained
DURATION
120 hours over 6 months, students work through the materials in their own time at their own pace.
LEARNING AREA
Equine Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Distance Learning

Equine Welfare – Level 4 – Online

Increasingly the term animal welfare gets used in a variety of contexts, however its meaning can be different for different people. This may be due to culture, experience, societal influence or many other reasons but ultimately drives how we perceive and keep our animals. This level 4 course is designed to give students an insight into equine welfare from the perspective of the horse, the challenges it poses and the various considerations that should be taken into account when managing and keeping horses.

LOCATION & START DATE
Bicton College - 16 January 2023
LEVEL
Level 4 Levels Explained
DURATION
120 hours over 6 months, students work through the materials in their own time at their own pace.
LEARNING AREA
Equine Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Distance Learning

What you will learn

Using an evidence-based approach, this course will set out what welfare is, considering the implications of both positive and negative welfare states. We will examine the causes of poor welfare and the legislation and governance that guides us when keeping any animal.

We will also consider the history of welfare and its impact and application in the modern day.

Throughout this course, students will study the following topics:

• Welfare and ethics – basic principles
• The Equine Industry in the UK – governance, legislation
• The application of welfare
• Welfare measurement, assessment and assessment frameworks
• Equine ethology
• The different governing bodies
• The UK equine crisis
• The role of working horses

The Equine Welfare course is entirely online, students will work through the materials in their own time. There will be a variety of different assessments as the course progresses to test learning, some of these may be via informal quizzes, others will be forms of formal assessment. Students will have access to a tutor to help guide them through the course.

This course would suit anyone looking to gain in-depth knowledge of equine welfare, those who keep horses and wish to improve their management, and equine professionals whom would like to complete further CPD in equine welfare.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will gain a Bicton College, certificate of completion and overall grade.

Entry requirements

None but some equine knowledge is helpful

Assessment

A range of informal and formal assessments

Bicton College

Bicton College

Bicton College is based in East Devon, near Exeter, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. The historic Georgian mansion, commercial farm, animal husbandry school, modern veterinary nursing building, world-class engineering and heavy plant machinery workshop, walled garden and arboretum are all set in over 200 hectares of historic parkland.


Using an evidence-based approach, this course will set out what welfare is, considering the implications of both positive and negative welfare states. We will examine the causes of poor welfare and the legislation and governance that guides us when keeping any animal.

We will also consider the history of welfare and its impact and application in the modern day.

Throughout this course, students will study the following topics:

• Welfare and ethics – basic principles
• The Equine Industry in the UK – governance, legislation
• The application of welfare
• Welfare measurement, assessment and assessment frameworks
• Equine ethology
• The different governing bodies
• The UK equine crisis
• The role of working horses

The Equine Welfare course is entirely online, students will work through the materials in their own time. There will be a variety of different assessments as the course progresses to test learning, some of these may be via informal quizzes, others will be forms of formal assessment. Students will have access to a tutor to help guide them through the course.

This course would suit anyone looking to gain in-depth knowledge of equine welfare, those who keep horses and wish to improve their management, and equine professionals whom would like to complete further CPD in equine welfare.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will gain a Bicton College, certificate of completion and overall grade.

None but some equine knowledge is helpful

A range of informal and formal assessments

Bicton College

Bicton College

Bicton College is based in East Devon, near Exeter, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. The historic Georgian mansion, commercial farm, animal husbandry school, modern veterinary nursing building, world-class engineering and heavy plant machinery workshop, walled garden and arboretum are all set in over 200 hectares of historic parkland.


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Dates & Locations

  • Course type Leisure and Professional
  • Level - Level 4
  • Location - Bicton College
  • Start Date - 16 January 2023
  • Fees - Tuition Fees: £100.00
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