Equine Studies


Course Title: Advanced Apprenticeship in Equine
Course Code: EQAAP

Department: Equine Studies
Course Type: Day Release

Do you want a career working with horses alongside excellent training? The world is changing fast. With fierce competition for jobs, you must have top skills. As an Apprentice you earn while you learn, getting a recognised qualification to springboard you into your future. The equine industry is one of the most diverse industries within the land-based sector with opportunities to work in livery yards, riding schools, racing yards and training yards. Horses represent a major asset for their owners and need the skilled attention of devoted and well trained staff. The Apprenticeship will cover many specialisms dealing with the welfare, supervision and riding of horses. Your training will focus on either general horse care or racehorse care, depending on your employer.



L3 Diploma in Work-based Horse Care

Course Content

- Work-based Diploma in Horse Care Level 3
- Level 3 Award in the environment and land-based sector or BHS Stage 3 Care only
- At this level you will also complete the BHS Stage 3 Horse Care & Knowledge and the City & Guilds Level 3 in Horse Management. You will also choose from optional units covering fitness, breeding, training and specialist care
- At Level 3 Human First Aid is also studied
- Yo work at a stable full time and Functional Skills - English & Mathematics L2 are delivered in the workplace
- Your weekly commitment is 39 hours
- You learn theory and practical skills
- At work you will perfect and develop these new skills
- We support you in the workplace and help you improve with visits and assessments
- You will be paid weekly in line with Apprenticeship guidelines
- It should take you between 12 and 18 months to complete your Apprenticeship

Entry Requirements

GCSEs, Intermediate Equine Apprenticeship , Level 2 Diploma or Stage 2 BHS. You will be required to take an English and maths assessment and find suitable, relevant employment. You should be keen to learn new skills, have an enthusiasm for the subject, a good level of general fitness and the ability to work flexible hours. Mature students will be considered based on previous experience.

Next Steps

Employment in the Equine Industry

Career Opportunities

- Assistant Yard Manager - Assistant Instructor/Coach - Competition Groom - Racing Industry - Leadership in Trekking - Horse Dealership