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FdSc Business Management for the Equine Industry

Please arrive at the college by 9am to complete your enrolment - it should take no longer than an hour. Please follow the campus signage to find the conference hall. If you are unable to make it in for enrolment, please let us know by emailing enquiries@bishopburton.ac.uk or by calling 0800 731 8281.

In order to successfully enrol, please ensure you bring:

  • A form of photo ID
  • National Insurance number
  • Exam results slip
  • Student Finance information.

Please note, you must meet the entry requirements for the programme you have been accepted onto in order to enrol successfully. If you do not meet requirements, your enrolment on the programme will be at the discretion of the programme leader. 

On the day of enrolment, please be aware that you will be expected to take part in an equine practical, therefore ensure you have appropriate equipment and clothing with you. 

Enrolment and Freshers' Week

Sunday 16th September 2018 - Friday 21st September 2018


Semester One

Monday 24th September 2018 - Friday 25th January 2019


Semester One Reading Week

Monday 29th October 2018 - Friday 2nd November 2018


Christmas Break

Monday 24th December 2018 - Monday 7th January 2019


Semester Two

Monday 28th January 2019 - Friday 24th May 2019


Easter Break

Monday 8th April 2019 - Monday 22nd April 2019


You will undertake a number of interesting and relevant trips and visits as part of your equine degree programme. These include a range of equine enterprises, veterinary centres and specialist conferences. Some visits may be free, but others will incur a charge varying with the nature of the visit and the distance travelled. Such charges will be kept to a reasonable rate, and may include a contribution payment of from £5 upwards to cover part of the cost.

All foundation degree students have a commitment to undertake work based learning during their programme, both weekly on the college Equine Centre and in the equine industry on placement, collectively providing a vocational opportunity for developing essential practical and academic skills. Students are expected to find their own placements at a related industry and a minimum of 80 hours of work experience must be completed in the first year. 

The college has a strict policy in place when approving work placements – students must not commence placement until they have received notification of approval by the college.

Before you begin your course, you’ll need to make sure you’re prepared with the right equipment. Many of our courses need specialist health and safety clothing, but we’ve made it simple - some of your essentials and college branded clothing can be bought from our online shop.

For your course, you will need:

  • A tablet, smartphone, laptop or stationery to take notes in lectures and seminars
  • USB stick and / or portable hard drive
  • College-branded white laboratory coat
  • Scientific calculator
  • Riding hat to current (PAS015 with BSI kitemark) standard in a dark plain colour or silk.
  • Plain, dark coloured trousers or breeches or jodhpurs not jeans
  • Gloves for horse handling
  • Yard boots or wellington boots (NB: Boots are not permitted within the classroom, so a change of footwear is advisable)
  • College-branded waterproof coat / gilet / hooded top (for FdSc students)
  • College-branded polo shirts and sweatshirts (for FdSc students)
  • Grooming kit in draw string bag; hoof pick, dandy brush, rubber curry comb, body brush, mane and tail spray and shampoo will also be helpful.

If you are taking Equitation modules, you will also need the following:

  • Body protector (BETA Level Three 2009). Please note, we do not permit Air Jackets in any day to day sessions.
  • Long riding boots or short boots with gaiters
  • Schooling / jumping whip
  • Long sleeved base layer or thin top and
  • Soft peaked hat or preferable jockey skull hat and silk to the standards listed above

Please note, students will be given the opportunity to sit BHS exams, but will be required to pay the exam fee.

Bishop Burton College
York Road
Bishop Burton, East Yorkshire HU17 8QG

If you would like to talk to us about anything before you start, please use the details of the key person who you may need to speak to.

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