Course: Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Equine

Department: Equine

Type: Apprenticeship

Duration: 18 to 36 months

The Course

As an apprentice you will have a job and earn a wage whilst building up knowledge and skills within the horse care industry. These apprenticeships are a framework of qualifications made up of a Diploma in Work-Based Horse Care, Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care, Functional Skills (English and Maths), Employee Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS).

Units You May Study

  • Clean and maintain stables
  • Plan diets and implement feeding regimes for horses
  • Carry out routine care and monitor the health and well-being of the horses
  • Ride horses on a range of surfaces
  • Develop and implement a horse rehabilitation plan
  • Assist with care and exercise of the performance horse.

Entry Requirements

For the Intermediate Apprenticeship, you must have GCSE English and Maths at grade E or 3 or equivalent. For the Advanced Apprenticeship, you must have achieved a Level 2 qualification in Equine and have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent. For both levels, you must also pass an initial assessment, secure work as an apprentice and have one satisfactory reference.

Alice Hill

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care

Alice works in a yard at weekends to gain more experience in the industry. She is also a member of a local pony club and competes in cross country, show jumping and dressage competitions.

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