Equine Studies


Course Title: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Equine
Course Code: EQAPP

Department: Equine Studies
Course Type: Day Release

Do you want a career working with horses alongside excellent training? 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.



L2 Diploma in Work-based Horse Care

Course Content

- Work-based Diploma in Horse Care Level 2
- Level 2 Award in the environment and land-based sector or BHS Stage 2 Care only
- You work at a stable full time and Functional Skills - English & Mathematics Level 2 (depending on GCSE results) 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

No formal entry requirements but 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

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Horse Care and Management where you will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Horse Care, which is equivalent to 2 good ‘A’ level passes Employment in the Equine Industry

Career Opportunities

- Groom - Stud Assistant - Trek Assistant