Equine Breeding – Level 6

Code: 6M3507 

Duration: 1 year


The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work in a supervisory role in a stud, or to progress to further or higher education and training. The successful completion of the QQI Level 6 award in Equine Breeding will enable the applicant to work in a supervisory role in a stud. Applicants will be able to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of equine breeding skills and pasture management together with theoretical and abstract thinking concepts related to breeding horses, horse conformation and pasture management.

Course content

  • Equitation Theory (6N3386)
  • Stable And Yard Supervision (6N3387)
  • Equine Anatomy And Physiology (6N3388)
  • Horse Conformation And Evaluation (6N3389)
  • Communications (6N1950)
  • Work Experience (6N1946)
  • Pasture Management (6N3483)
  • Horse Breeding (6N3482)

Entry requirements

Education: NFQ Level 5 in a relevant discipline when accessing a Level 6 programme. CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 6 courses for those whose first language is not English Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees
Aptitude: Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
Previous Experience: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a broad range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course and be able to exercise initiative and independence when carrying out course activities.


  • QQI Level 6 Equine Breeding

Course Fees

Course materials fee of €200. There are no exam or registration fees.

Ms. Rio Mcgonigle

Course Coordinator



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