Certificate in Equine Studies. QQI Level 5 Horsemanship

The Level 5 Horsemanship offers a chance for progression into the work place or on to Level 6 programs or into higher education programmes. The structure of the course allows learners who are non-riders to participate. Inclusion of Payroll and Book Keeping allows suitable students the opportunity to progress to NUIM with a number of business degree options to choose from.

In the past students have progressed to degree courses in equine business, veterinary nursing and equine science. Many learners secure employment with their work placement providers at the end of the course. Graduates from our course have gone on to take up employment in the horse industry in variety of roles.

Advanced Certificate in Equine Studies. QQI Level 6 Equine Breeding

The level 6 qualification is developed to allow students to progress in a specialised way while maintaining a broad base of learning. It is classed as an advanced certificate and meets the requirement for Young Trained Farmer status. Students major in Equine Breeding, allowing non-riders a chance of progression. Students often enter at this level from the industry to avail of a structured training and improve their understanding of the needs of the horse. Students would be likely to progress into the work place at a supervisory level.

Further information and on-line application can be found on the St Conleth’s website in the Further education and PLC section. https://www.stconlethscc.ie/plc.html