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Equine Performance Coaching, B.Sc.

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  • 36 months
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The role of the equestrian coach has been revolutionised in recent years. The modern coach now plays a vital role in the development of the equestrian sporting performance. Key knowledge in areas such as sports psychology, sports nutrition, biomechanics, elite fitness and new technology is now fundamental to enable modern coaches to develop horse and rider partnerships, and help them to fulfil their full potential. 

If you are passionate about sports coaching and developing specialist knowledge in equestrian training, then this is the course for you.

Students in the Equine Performance Coaching course at Warwickshire College will also benefit from facilities such as our Rider Performance Laboratory including horse simulator and strength and conditioning gym to analyse rider performance. Throughout the course, students will be able to supplement their learning by completing a 1st4Sport equestrian coaching qualification, which is an industry recognised qualification enabling students to coach in the industry post successful completion of the degree.

Career progression

A degree specialising in Equine Performance Coaching can prepare you for a wide range of career and further study opportunities. This degree will not only prepare you for job opportunities directly within the area of equitation coaching but also, within the ever developing areas of sports coaching performance and psychology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology
  • Equine and Human Nutrition
  • Fitness and Performance Testing
  • Equitation Theory, Practice and Equine Management
  • Principles of Sports Coaching and Training
  • ASSET (academic study skills and employability)

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Applicants will be expected to have at least 104 UCAS points which may be derived from a Level 3 qualification in a related subject or A Levels, ideally including one Science subject. Applicants will also need five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or equivalent) including English Language, Science and Mathematics. 
  • Applicants will normally be expected to have some prior practical experience. 
  • The college would consider applications from mature students with relevant work experience who may not have related formal academic qualifications. 
  • The college welcomes applications from students with disabilities.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11450 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8735 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8735 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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