|Module Title||EQUINE STUDY TOUR|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Sebastian D McBride|
|Course delivery||Other||10-day study tour|
a. A variety of equine enterprises are visited.
b. The diverse nature of the equine industry and supporting enterprises is appreciated.
c. The significance of the equine industry is identified.
d. The range and significance of supporting enterprises and trades are described.
Racing, breeding, leisure
Compare the UK equine industry systems with similar systems abroad (Europe)
a. A variety of equine and industry supporting enterprises are visited abroad (Europe).
b. A comparison is actively made of industry systems abroad with that of the UK.
UK, other European countries
Discuss the vocational activities associated with the equine industry at home and abroad and thereby achieve a greater understanding of future employment opportunities.
a. A variety of equine enterprises are examined.
b. Focus is directed on the vocational elements within each enterprise and the steps required to achieve employability within
Careers, skills development
.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).
.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.
.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 and abroad.
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.
This module is at CQFW Level 5