Accredited level 3 Diploma in Equine Psychology
This diploma is aimed at those with an interest in psychology and the way that horses behave, and how psychology can be used when handling, training and riding horses. In order to study equine psychology, the historic and general study of human psychology is first looked at, and built on to this is the specific issues that affect and impact upon horses.
- Students will gain knowledge in psychology
- Evolution in horses and their behaviour
- Reproductive behaviour
- Psychology and theories of behaviour modification in horses
This course consists of Ten Units and is a qualification awarded by Oxford Learning College, in its own right; with the quality assurance of a leading awarding body (CIE Global) that hallmarks this professional qualification.
Assessment Objectives (AO)
Students must select and demonstrate clearly relevant knowledge and understanding through the use of evidence, examples and correct language and terminology appropriate to the course of study. This assessment, involves two written assignments: one halfway through the course and following the final unit. Both are assessed and graded by the assigned tutor, according to college procedures. The grading procedure if Pass or Fail. If you Fail an assessment you have the opportunity to amend where your tutor has highlighted and resubmit.
Students must critically evaluate and justify a point of view through the use of evidence and reasoned argument. Students can include evidence in different formats to support their written work such as documentation or images to support their course remembering Confidentiality and Data Protection.
Quality of Written Communication (QWC)
In addition, OLC require students’ to produce written material in English, candidates must: ensure that text is legible and that spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPG) are accurate so that meaning is clear; select and use a form and style of writing appropriate to studying a complex subject matter; organise information clearly and coherently, using specialist vocabulary when appropriate and Harvard referencing of citation and sources. In this Specification, SPG will be assessed in all tutor marked assignments (TMAs)
To ensure that we maintain quality standards; all our students written assignments are subject to our plagiarism policy and procedure.
The whole level three diploma has TEN specific units of study, which are sub-divided into topic areas these are:
Unit 1: An overview of psychology
Unit 2: Evolution of the horse and behaviour
Unit 3: Learning Theory
Unit 4: Sexual and reproductive behaviour
Unit 5: The psychology of the young horse
Unit 6: Natural equine behaviour
Unit 7: Equine behaviour in the managed environment
Unit 8: The causes of problem behaviour
Unit 9: Dealing with problem behaviour
Unit 10: Training horses using psychology
The coursework is assessed through continuous assessment with no formal exit examinations. Through assessment you will cover certain criteria such as:
- Theoretical Knowledge/ Understanding
- Practical Implications
- Integration of Theory and Practice.
This course has been developed by the College’s professional team of tutors to meet the needs of sector based employers and employees. It is also part of the College’s validated level three Diplomas’, recognised internationally, as verified and moderated Centre for Interactive Education (CIE Global). Further details of our accreditations are provided on our website.
Specification: Accredited level 3 Diploma in Equine Psychology
The course has TWO Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA); which are graded: Pass or Fail. The grading procedure if Pass or Fail. Your grade will depend upon if the criteria set ha been met and the decision of your tutor. If you Fail an assessment you have the opportunity to amend where your tutor has highlighted and resubmit.
Approximately: 200 hours of personal study time for the entire course is recommended. All of which is supported by the OLC Course Tutor, who we greatly encourage students to access support from throughout their course.
The whole course MUST be completed and both assignments graded PASS to gain the “Oxford Learning College Level Three Diploma in Equine Psychology”
Course Fee: £850.00 Fees can be paid by instalments.