Equine Studies

Introduction

Course Title: Level 2 Equine Groom
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Department: Equine Studies
Course Type: Apprenticeship



Apprentices will be entering a vocational industry, where they can expect to handle a variety of horses in different working environments. They must adhere to safe working practices, be prepared to work in all weather conditions and often in “out of hours” situations. They will be required to have dedication, commitment and the physical and mental toughness to cope with the rigours of the role.

The Equine Groom apprentice will need to decide in which sector of the industry they wish to progress and select the appropriate occupational route.

Overview

Course Content

There are several pathways you can take depending on the type of employer you start your apprenticeship with:
Breeding
Driving
Racing
Riding
Non-Riding

Some of the knowledge, skills and behaviour aspects you will cover during your apprenticeship will include:
Safe working practices
Yard and field routines and duties
Horse anatomy, physiology and welfare
Horse handling, care and appearance
Saddlery and equipment
travelling horses
Non-ridden exercise

Next Steps

The successful apprentice will have the opportunity to progress on to a higher level apprenticeship standard.

Career Opportunities

Groom Stud assistant Trek assistant