Equine Studies


Course Title: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Equine
Course Code: EQAPP

Department: Equine Studies
Course Type: Apprenticeship

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

Level 2 Diploma in work-based Horse Care
Level 2 Award in the environment and land-based sector OR BHS Stage 2 Care only
Learn theory and practical skills

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

Duties you could be expected to carry out include:
General daily yard duties
Caring for horses as directed by the employer and to meet the Standards of the qualification.
Clean and maintain stable and yard
Provide feed and water to horses
Carry out routine care and monitor the health and wellbeing of horses
Depending upon apprenticeship route (ride or non-ride), exercise horses
Monitoring and maintaining Health, Safety and security of the workplace
Maintain and develop personal performance
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Entry Requirements

No formal 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

Advanced Apprenticeship in Equine Employment in the Equine Industry

Career Opportunities

Groom Stud assistant Trek assistant