Equine Studies – Level 6

Code: 6M3505 

Duration: 1 year


This is a follow on from our Level 5 QQI qualification in Horsemanship. New subjects are introduced such as Equitation theory, Horse Conformation, and Evaluation, stable and yard supervision. This course is designed to equip students with the advanced knowledge, experience, hands-on skills and learning in equine science to find employment in the sports horse industry, racing industry, or equine science industry or to start their own business. On completion, the opportunity for further study is available with the many third level Institutes/ Universities we have made links with.

Course content

  • Sport Horse Riding
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Equitation Theory
  • Stable and Yard Supervision
  • Equine Anatomy and Physiology
  • Horse Conformation and Evaluation
  • Sport Horse Riding Instruction
  • Equine Nutrition

Entry requirements

Applications should be made directly to Croom College of Further Education online application form www.cco.ie or call 061-397700 You must have obtained Level 5 Certificate in Horsemanship. Applicants must have passed the Level 5 riding module to join this programme.


  • QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Equine Studies

Course Fees

An administration charge of €300. Exam fees subject to exemption.


Equine Science, University of Limerick

Ms. Rio Mcgonigle

Course Coordinator

email: rmcgonigle@cco.ie


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