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The Foundation Degree in Equestrian Sports Coaching Science combines knowledge from the wide range of areas within the industry, allowing students to develop the practical skills required at this level.

UCAS code: D777

UCAS code: D777

Starting September 2022!*


The College has a multitude of industry links which we have developed over the past twenty years, enabling us to integrate work-based learning with Higher Education. You will even have opportunities to shadow high-level coaches (including from Leicester Tigers, BHS and UKCC Equestrian coaches), physiotherapists and personal trainers.

You will have access to free British Horse Society examination training and riding lessons, which will increase employability and enhance equitation skills.

As part of your course, you will have the opportunity take part in the following enrichment activities: charity events, various trips and visits (previously, students have visited Dubai, the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, Blenheim and Burghley Horse Trials, Olympia, Ireland and more), in-house competitions at our commercial Brooksby Equestrian Centre. Students also benefited from guest talks from industry specialists and successful BMC alumni.


Entry Requirements

  • Year 1: 72 UCAS points. Level 3 Extended Diploma in a vocationally relevant subject or 3 A Levels (preferably 1 in a science subject)
  • Year 2: 120 credits at Level 4/Year 1 in a relevant subject. A bridging assignment may be required.


2 years

Start Date

September 2022

Year 1 Modules**

  • Practical Skills for the Equine Industry
  • Small Business Management
  • Research Skills
  • Principles of Sports Coaching
  • Equestrian Sports and Competition Analysis
  • Introduction to Performance Analysis

Year 2 Modules**

  • Practical Management of the Performance Horse
  • Research Methods on Topical Issues
  • Applied Sports Coaching
  • Industry Experience
  • Small Business Enterprise
  • Strength and Conditioning Injury Prevention

**Modules are subject to change

The modules will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, presentations, exams, practical assessments, and professional discussions.


Students are able to progress onto a top-up course in Equine to complete their degree.


  • Equestrian Centre with stabling for 36 horses
  • Equine Rehabilitation Centre
  • Water Treadmill
  • Solarium
  • Mechanical Horse
  • Two Indoor Arenas (60m x 30m; 20m x 40m)
  • Outdoor competition arena (80m x 40x)
  • Opportunities to work with other course areas and take advantage of their facilities, such as Sports Science and Animal Management.
  • On-site accommodation, including free gym membership.
  • Livery options available.
  • Situated on a beautiful, 850-acre estate in the heart of Leicestershire.


Brooksby Campus


£7,500 per year. Click here for the latest information

Scholarship and bursary opportunities are available, including possible free accommodation (worth £5000). Please click here for more details.


Want to know more? Come along to a BMC Open Event!

Our Undergraduate Open Events give you an opportunity to meet our expert teaching staff and to take a look at our fantastic facilities – giving you a flavour of what it’s like to be a BMC student!

You can book a place here (just remember to visit the Brooksby Campus, not the Melton Campus!).


*This course will run subject to approval by the University of East Anglia (UEA). This means the course is currently going through UEA’s process to confirm the course will lead to a UEA award.  Course re-approval will take place in 2021/22 and is expected to be confirmed by August 2022.

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