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EDUCATION FEATURE 2019: Wide range of equestrian courses available
on 11 January 2019
No matter what equestrian career path you would like to go down, there is a course for you

THE equestrian sector in Ireland offers a range of different career choices in the thoroughbred and sport horse sectors. If you are interested in pursuing a career in the industry, there are a variety options available in Ireland.

There are a number of equestrian based third level courses on offer, ranging from QQI Level 5 up to Level 8, meaning there really is something for everyone. There is normally a range of choice within these courses allowing students to specialise in the area which interests them the most.

The content covered varies between colleges but usually each course encompasses practical hands on learning and / or work placement opportunities. A number of colleges also offer students a chance to progress to higher level courses on completion of Level 5 or 6 courses.

Agricultural colleges such as Kildalton offer a very hands on experience while the likes of University College Dublin, University Limerick and Maynooth University provide a more formal college experience.

For students who are looking to expand their career opportunities and gain industry experience there are a range of unique apprenticeship schemes, especially in the thoroughbred industry.

The ITBA Next Generation Scheme, the Irish National Stud course and the Godolphin Flying Start Programme are examples of such schemes which are very highly regarded in the industry.

RACE and the Irish Farriery Association offer another career paths which are less focused on the academic side. Both of these courses give industry and experience-based training which prepare students for immediate employment.

CLICK BELOW FOR EACH ARTICLE IN THE EDUCATION FEATURE:

www.theirishfield.ie/education-feature-2019-career-paths-in-and-out-of-the-equine-sector-431623/

www.theirishfield.ie/education-feature-2019-student-experiences-from-equine-business-at-maynooth-431257/

www.theirishfield.ie/education-feature-2019-horse-sport-ireland-coaching-programme-431254/

https://www.theirishfield.ie/education-feature-2019-gain-a-global-experience-with-godolphin-431818/

www.theirishfield.ie/education-feature-2019-hands-on-courses-for-hands-on-people-429689/

www.theirishfield.ie/education-feature-2019-irish-farriery-school-431252/

www.theirishfield.ie/education-feature-2019-horses-for-courses-430792

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