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Equine Leadership and Management PgCert

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Online/Distance | University of the Highlands and Islands | 1 year | JAN

Study mode



1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Leadership Horse Management

Course type


Course Summary

What is special about this course?

This fully online course is designed to help current and future leaders and managers in the equine industry prepare for the challenges and opportunities facing their organisations.

Leaders need to take on greater responsibility to drive innovation and creativity within their teams, finding new solutions and new ways of working. It is also true that organisations need more people to take on leadership responsibilities even where they do not necessarily have a formal management position within the business. The niche pressures, challenges and range of external legislation and competititon require managers of organisations in the industry to take responsibility to drive innovation and identify new solutions and new ways of working to be adaptable.

This course will provide you with the opportunity to think about your own leadership approach and preferences as well as the needs of your organisation. It will encourage you to develop and make changes that can have a positive impact on yourself and your business.

An online induction, which is delivered at the beginning of the course, will introduce you to the online learning environment.

Special features

  • Online delivery allows you the flexibility to fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments
  • Provides an understanding of effective leadership and management
  • Provides you with the skills to become an effective leader/manager
  • Provides you with the skills to manage change within the industry
  • Provides professional and self-development
  • Allows you to focus on the equine industry
  • Improves confidence, communication, and decision-making.

How long will my course last?

Part-time (strucutred): 1 year
Part-time (unstructured): 2 years

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed this course you might like to consider careers in more senior leadership and management positions within the public, private or voluntary sectors of the equine industry.


Organisational leadership and management - Core
Managing strategic and operational change in the equine industry - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

2.2 honours degree or above in Equine Business Management or Business. Other degrees may be considered where applicants are working in the equine industry. Applicants with other qualifications or experience are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.