Equestrian Apprenticeships

Below is an overview of the Equestrian Apprenticeship, outlining the qualifications you will achieve and the units and vocational areas you will cover throughout your training as well as other important information such as course duration and funding.

Apprenticeship

Qualifications
  • Apprenticeship in Equestrian
  • Level 2 Diploma in work-based Horse Care: either Horse Care, Horse Care with riding or Breeding (depending on job role)
  • Technical Certificate (1 of the below)
    • BHEST Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care
    • EQL Level 2 Award in the Principles of Horse Care
  • Functional Skills Level 1 Application of Number
  • Functional Skills Level 1 Communication
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Units covered Mandatory units include:

  • Clean and maintain stables
  • Provide feed and water horses
  • Carry out routines and monitor the health and well-being of horses
  • Restrain horses using specified methods
  • Monitoring and maintaining the health and safety
  • Maintain and develop personal performance
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

A variety of optional units are available depending on your job role and Level 2 Diploma.

Entry requirements Employed in a related job role for at least 30 hours/week
Who is it for? Suitable for these types of job role:

  • Riding schools (including riding for disabled)
  • Livery yards
  • Dealers
  • Private business employing staff (Grooming for performance horses)
  • Trekking
  • Breeders
  • Competition yards
Cost
Aged 16-18

Fully funded

16–19 year olds are fully funded at charitable organisations on a voluntary basis working at least 30 hours/week.

Aged 19-23

Fully funded for employers with less than 1000 employees. For employers with 1000+ employees, please contact us for further details.

Aged 24 and over

Total People require employers to make a contribution towards the cost for all learners aged 24 years and over, embarking on an Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship programme. For more information please contact us on 01606 734000 or email info@totalpeople.co.uk

Duration 18 -24 months
Start date Available throughout the year
Assessment method
  • Direct observations
  • Projects/photographic evidence
  • Videos
  • Dictaphones
  • Case studies

Training delivery will be carried out at your place of work

Personal qualities This is a very rewarding career where no two days are the same. In return for all your hard work and commitment, the animals will repay you with loyalty, trust and affection.

  • Passion for horses
  • Ambition to learn
  • Recognition of knowledge and skills
Further progression The Equestrian Apprenticeship can lead to a variety of career and promotional opportunities including:

  • Horse Care & Management (dependant on job role)
  • Animal Care
  • Customer Service

Advanced Apprenticeship

Qualifications
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Equestrian
  • Level 3 Diploma in work-based Horse Care and Management: either Horse Care and Management, Horse Care with riding, or Breeding (depending on job role)
  • Technical Certificate (1 of the below)
    • BHEST Level 3 certificate in the principles of Horse Care
    • EQL Level 3 Award in the principles of Horse Care
  • Functional Skills Level 2 Application of Number
  • Functional Skills Level 2 Communication
  • One day Appointed Person First Aid
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Units covered Mandatory units include:

  • Receive a horse and carry out initial assessment
  • Plan diets and implement feeding regimes for horses
  • Monitor and maintain stocks of feed and bedding
  • Promote the health and well being of horses
  • Deliver basis health care treatment to horses
  • Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security in the workplace
  • Manage your own resources

A variety of optional units are available depending on your job role and Level 3 Diploma.

Entry requirements Employed in a related job role for at least 30 hours/week in a supervisory or management position.
Who is it for? Suitable for these types of job role:

  • Riding schools (including riding for disabled)
  • Livery yards
  • Dealers
  • Private business employing staff (Grooming for performance horses)
  • Trekking
  • Breeders
  • Competition yards
Cost
Aged 16-18

Fully funded

16–19 year olds are fully funded at charitable organisations on a voluntary basis working at least 30 hours/week.

Aged 19-23

Fully funded for employers with less than 1000 employees. For employers with 1000+ employees, please contact us for further details.

Aged 24 and over

Total People require employers to make a contribution towards the cost for all learners aged 24 years and over, embarking on an Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship programme. For more information please contact us on 01606 734000 or email info@totalpeople.co.uk

Duration 18 -24 months
Start date Available throughout the year
Assessment method
  • Direct observations
  • Projects/photographic evidence
  • Videos
  • Dictaphones
  • Case studies

Training delivery will be carried out at your place of work

Personal qualities This is a very rewarding career and no two days are the same. In return for all your hard work and commitment, the animals will repay you with loyalty, trust and affection.

  • Passion for horses
  • Ambition to learn
  • Recognition of knowledge and skills
Further progression The Equestrian Advanced Apprenticeship can lead to a variety of career and promotional opportunities including:

  • Animal Care (dependant on job role)
  • Customer Service
  • Management

Interested in starting an Apprenticeship?

Complete our Registration of Interest form and we will keep you up to date with all of our Apprenticeship Vacancies.

Employers, interested in starting your staff on an Apprenticeship?

Complete our enquiry form and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your requirements.