Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Equine :: Bishop Burton College

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.

How To Apply

Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

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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