Equestrian Apprenticeships

About Equestrian

If you love the idea of working with horses, then an Apprenticeship in Equine could be the route for you!

Working in the equine industry means being responsible for the general welfare, supervision of horses or ponies. You may want to consider a job in the industry that has been described as both exciting and rewarding.

There are a diverse range of establishments such as; livery, competition and riding schools. Whatever type of company you work for they will always require services for the care of their horses.

Progression in the equine industry could be groom, competition groom, riding instructor, supervisor or manager.

During the Apprenticeship you will cover areas such as:

  • 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

How do you get into the Industry?

You do not always need academic qualifications to start training for a career in equine. However, some employers may prefer you to have a good standard of general Education such as GCSEs, including English and maths.

In order to start a Equestrian Apprenticeship at either Level 2 or 3, you need to have a job or a placement in the industry as it is a work-based qualification.

Further Progression

The Equestrian Apprenticeship can lead to a variety of career and promotional opportunities including:

  • Level 3 Horse Care & Management (dependant on job role)
  • Animal Care
  • Customer Service
  • Team Leading

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Entry Requirements

In order to start a Equestrian Apprenticeship at either Level 2 or 3, you need to have a job or a placement in the industry as it is a work-based qualification.

You do not always need academic qualifications to start training for a career in equine. However, some employers may prefer you to have a good standard of general Education such as GCSE's, including English and maths.

Cost

This will be dependent on the size of the employer and if the employer is an apprenticeship levy payer. This can be discussed with Total People Ltd.  

Pathways to Apprenticeship - Level 1

Overview:

Total People will support you to experience a working environment with a local company for between 12 and 30 hours a week, in order to give you an insight into the Equestrian sector. This will involve some practical experience in a stable yard along with support at one of our centres or on a one to one basis. At the end of the course, you could progress onto a full Apprenticeship with Total People.

What qualifications will I gain?

•    Level 1 Diploma in Work-Based Horse Care
•    Employability Awards and First Aid at Work Certificate
•    Support with Maths and English

Entry requirements:

No formal requirements needed

Length of the course:

12 Months Approximately

Intermediate Apprenticeship - Level 2

What qualifications will I gain?

•    Level 2 Diploma in work-based Horse Care: either Horse Care, Horse Care with Riding or Breeding (depending on job role)
•    Technical Certificate BHEST Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care
•    Functional Skills Maths and English
•    Employment Rights and Responsibilities
•    Personal Learning & Thinking Skills

Entry Requirements:

GCSE’s in English and Maths

Length of the course:

20 months Approximately

Advanced Apprenticeship - Level 3

What qualifications will I gain?

•    Level 3 Diploma in work-based Horse Care: either Horse Care and Managment, Horse Care with Riding or Breeding (depending on job role)
•    Technical Certificate BHEST Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care
•    Functional Skills Maths and English
•    Employment Rights and Responsibilities
•    Personal Learning & Thinking Skills

Entry Requirements:

GCSE’s in English and Maths

Length of the course:

24 months Approximately

Equestrian

Equine Groom Apprentice

Company
Freshfields in Market Drayton
Salary
£6,895 per year
Duration
12 months duration