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 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

Qualifications include:
Level 3 Diploma in work-based Horse Care
Level 3 Award in the environment and land-based sector OR BHS Stage 3 Care only
BHS Stage 3 Horse Care & Knowledge and City & Guilds Level 3 in Horse Management

English and maths skills will be developed based on your diagnostic assessment and the requirement of the apprenticeship.

Duties you could be asked to carry out in the workplace include:
General daily yard duties
Caring for horses to the highest standard, to industry speed and standards
Ensure the effective running of the business
Receive a horse and carry out an initial assessment
Plan diets and implement feed regimes
Monitor and maintain stocks of feed and bedding
Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security of the workplace
Manage your own resources
Adhering to all statutory health and safety on site, for yourself and others
Attending activities/competitions both on and off site

Entry Requirements

OR Intermediate Apprenticeship in Equine OR Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care OR Stage 2 BHS. 5 GCSE’s at Grade C/4 or above (including English and maths) or level 2 Functional Skills English and maths. Learners must achieve level 2 Functional Skills English and maths prior to completion of this apprenticeship

Next Steps

HND Equine Management Employment in the Equine Industry

Career Opportunities

Assistant yard manager Assistant instructor/Coach Competition groom Racing industry Leadership in trekking Horse dealership

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
We run on demand. Contact us for dates. Day Release
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Location & Contact Details


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Course Helpline 01305 215215

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