|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Other||5-day study tour|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Supplementary Assessment||Project Candidates must re-present the project||100%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Describe activities associated with specific aspects of the equine industry in particular racing, breeding, leisure, and research, as well as supporting enterprises.
2. Discuss the vocational activities associated with the equine industry and thereby achieve a greater understanding of future employment opportunities.
This module is based around a study tour where various aspects of the equine industry are examined and compared. Students completing this module will develop an understanding of the activities associated with specific aspects of the equine industry in particular racing, breeding, leisure, and research, as well as supporting enterprises. In addition, one of the primary aims of the module is to give the student a greater awareness of the vocational activities associated with the equine industry and thereby a greater understanding of future employment opportunities.
Assessment for this module is completely reliant (100%) upon production of a written assignment. Students will be expected to work independently to produce an original piece of work using information drawn from several different sources (texts and study tour visits).
.2 IT and information handling
To complete the written assignment students will have to obtain information from a variety of sources including books, web sites, tour visits etc. This will involve the use of IT to compile the finished report as well as retrieve relevant information (e.g. Voyager).
.3 Use and analysis of numerical information
.4 Writing in an academic context
Students will be required to present information precisely and concisely in a clear and informative manner. The assignment will require all source material to be fully referenced.
.5 Oral discussion and presentation
.6 Careers need awareness
One of the primary aims of this module is to make students aware of the variety of equine industry and related job opportunities within the UK.
The organizational requirements for and during an extended period away from home will require some self-management.
.8 Group activity
Students will have to manage themselves individually and as a group to collate various pieces of information during the tour visits in order to complete the written assignment.
Reading ListRecommended Consultation
Animal Health Trust http://www.aht.org.uk Badminton Horse Trials http://www.badminton-horse.co.uk British Racing School http://www.brs.org.uk/Home/index Darley Stud http://www.darley.co.uk/Homepage/ National Horse Racing Museum http://www.nhrm.co.uk National Stud http://www.nationalstud.co.uk Newmarket Racecourses http://www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk Newmarket Trainers http://www.newmarkeracehorsetrainers.co.uk Tattersalls http://www.tattersalls.com
This module is at CQFW Level 5