Award Type and NFQ level : CERTIFICATE LEVEL 7

CAO/PAC code :

CAO Points : 00

This programme offers an insight into key areas of the equine industry, including racecourse and equine event management, stud farm business management and the equine leisure and tourism sector. The equine aspects of the course are applied in nature and modules have been developed in conjunction with equine industry experts. You will also develop a firm grounding in enterprise and management skills in general, exploring core business disciplines such as marketing, human resources, accounting, finance and business law.

This qualification is a nationally and internationally recognised qualification from Maynooth University. It is a 20 credit, level 7 Certificate on the National Framework of Qualifications.


The Certificate is a part time course (20 credits within three years). The programme is delivered within the standard academic year and will be taught in the Autumn and Spring semesters (September-May) at Maynooth University. Graduates will receive a Certificate in Equine Business from Maynooth University. Assessment is via Continuous Assessment (including written reports, presentations, debates, individual, paired and group work) and end of semester examinations.

The Certificate in Equine Business focuses on the development of professional skills for the equine industry. This unique course has been designed for individuals with an interest in developing their professional skills for application in their area of work or for individuals who would like to pursue an exciting and rewarding career in this dynamic sector. 

Completion of application form. All applicants are required to submit a short essay (approx. 500 – 750 words) describing their interest in the course, current or previous industry experience and their perspective on the equine industry. The above must be submitted with a deposit of €100.


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