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Telford Certificate in Equine (Level 4) - Telford

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4
Dates:

5th August, 2019

Duration:

17 weeks, full time

Location: Telford
Credits: 60

The Telford Certificate in Equine covers topics such as Equine Health, Nutrition, and Agricultural Skills, as well as a range of practical skills and knowledge specific to the student's preferred industry sector. 

This programme prepares you to enter the Equine industry in roles such as rider, coach, groom, stable worker, or breeding assistant

Students can specialise in a specific strand:

  • Sporthorse (riding or coaching)
  • track riding
  • harness racing
  • breeding


Graduates of this programme will:

  • be able to work in the equine sector with a minimum of supervision, through a range of core activities, and with an industry-acceptable level of productivity and competence - showing initiative and a sense of responsibility. 
  • be competent and responsible with farm machinery and equipment 
  • know the important and daily activities on involved in stable practice and be able to work through these in an organised manner 
  • be able to organise various activities and identify possible factors and causes of problems, with possible solutions - including feeding regimes, equine health matters, use of fencing 
  • know what needs to be communicated to the supervisor about aspects of the property - activities to be done, hazards and incidents, status of the animals. 

Equine Health

Preliminary knowledge of the recognition, prevention and treatment of diseases in horses; quarantine procedures (sick, injured, new horses to the stable); data management for equine records (breeding and training records); well-being of horses (wild/feral and domesticated behavioural patterns);  first aid (wound treatments, changing dressings, bandaging – figure-8 around joints, emergency procedures, assisting a vet and care of convalescing horse); 

  • Sporthorse/Racing Strands: To provide knowledge of sports related injuries, respiratory and cardio diseases, and basic skills in evaluating sound and unsound conformational traits; developing skills in using a heart rate monitor 
  • Breeding Strand: To provide basic knowledge of reproductive health; stages of foaling, and neonatal care of foals 

Equine Nutrition

Gain skills and knowledge in determining feed rations and nutritional energy values; equine grazing systems; feed budgets

  • Feed rations (specific feeds for different horse needs)
  • nutritional energy values and supplements
  • body conditioning scores
  • equine grazing systems (paddock rotation, break feeding,  plate meters to measure pasture growth)
  • feed budgets (costings, comparisons, working within a budget) 

Agricultural Skills

To provide skills in livestock handling, production, and knowledge of managing the grazing of livestock; electric fencing; power tools; tractor skills involving towing an implement; shelter belts; basic welds 
 Summary Content Livestock handling, production and knowledge of managing the grazing of livestock with horses; tractor skills involving towing an implement; knowledge of basic principles of shelter belts and suitable trees; basic skills in electric fencing for equine grazing, welding and use of power tools 
  • Livestock handling, production
  • knowledge of managing the grazing of livestock with horses
  • tractor skills involving towing an implement
  • knowledge of basic principles of shelter belts and suitable trees
  • basic skills in electric fencing for equine grazing
  • welding and use of power tools 

 

ELECTIVES

Industry Strand 1 - Sporthorse

Exercise physiology (heart, lung, bone and muscle conditioning); using the heart rate monitor to plan a training programme for own horse; developing a health and training plan for rider fitness; lunging and long reining to improve performance (including over trotting poles); designing, building and assessing a simple course; show  jumping a minimum of 90 cm and maximum of 1.10 metres and jumping over cross country fences of a minimum of 60 cm and maximum of 80 cm; planning, implementing and evaluating introductory coaching lessons for riders (Coaches); working with young horses (handling, breaking in, exercising) (Riders) 

Industry Strand 2 – Track Riding

Track riding, including riding and exercising a horse on a training track, and over jumps 50-60 cm; working with young horses (handling, breaking in, exercising); exercise physiology (heart, lung, bone and muscle conditioning, thermoregulation, anaerobic and aerobic respiration); using the heart rate monitor to plan a training programme for a horse; fitness of rider (developing a health and training programme); knowledge of the thoroughbred racing industry structure (governing bodies, organizations including racing clubs, rules of racing, prohibited substances, Thoroughbred Racing Monthly) and knowledge of racing bylaws 

Industry Strand 3 – Harness Racing 

An introduction to harness racing; exercise physiology (heart, lung, bone and muscle conditioning, thermoregulation, anaerobic and aerobic respiration); using the heart rate monitor to plan a training programme for a horse; fitness of rider (developing a health and training programme); knowledge of the harness racing industry structure (governing bodies, organizations including racing clubs, rules of racing, prohibited substances), and handling and exercising young horses 

Industry Strand 4 – Breeding

Stallion management, mare and foal management, assisting with foaling procedures and neonatal care, teasing mares, breeding systems and management of pre and post breeding procedures; thoroughbred racing industry structure (structure, organizations, prohibited substances, racing rules); equine genetics (including evaluating horses’ conformation), phenotypes and selection procedures; knowledge of pregnancy diagnosis, oestrus detection

 

*Graduates will be able to work with a minimum of supervision through a range of core activities. Achievement based assessment for Telford learning outcomes; competency based assessment for NQF learning outcomes.

 

Course Fees:

  • NZ Domestic Student: $2,352.00
  • Student Levy Fee: $240.00 (compulsary)
  • Vet Credit: $375.00
  • Grazing for own / leased horse: $680.00
  • Lease Horse (per term, optional): $675.00

 

Telford Certificate in Equine (Level 3) or equivalent academic and practical experience.

  • Those choosing the Sporthorse Industry Strand must have the ability to jump 70 cm (both show jumps and cross country fences) upon course entry.
  • Those choosing the Track Riding Industry Strand must have the ability to jump 50 - 60 cm (cross country fences). 

Applicants wishing to be admitted to this programme that do not hold the Telford Certificate in Equine (Level 3) should submit an enrolment and request an interview for application approval.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL); or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in  either New Zealand, Australia­, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor ‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment

Certificate at Level 4

  • IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination –B2 First or B2First for schools with a score of 162.  No less than 154 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current:
  • Level 3 (Academic) b) Level 3 (Applied)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than pass in any band
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