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Equestrian - Advanced Apprenticeship at Total People

Course description

Advanced Apprenticeship

  • Level 3 Diploma in work-based Horse Care: either Horse Care and Management, Horse Care with Riding or Breeding (depending on job role)
  • Technical Certificate 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care and Management
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2
  • Functional Skills English Level 2
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Length of the course - 24 Months Approximately

What you'll be doing 

During the Apprenticeship you will cover areas such as:

  • Clean and maintain stables
  • Provide feed and water horses
  • Carry out routines and monitor the health and well-being of horses
  • Restrain horses using specified methods
  • Monitoring and maintaining the health and safety
  • Maintain and develop personal performance
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Who is it for?

If you love the idea of working with horses, then an Apprenticeship in Equine could be the route for you!

Working in the equine industry means being responsible for the general welfare, supervision of horses or ponies. You may want to consider a job in the industry that has been described as both exciting and rewarding.

There are a diverse range of establishments such as; livery, competition and riding schools. Whatever type of company you work for they will always require services for the care of their horses.

Progression in the equine industry could be groom, competition groom, riding instructor, supervisor or manager.

Course content

  • Level 3 Diploma in work-based Horse Care: either Horse Care and Management, Horse Care with Riding or Breeding (depending on job role)
  • Technical Certificate 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care and Management

Entry requirements

In order to start a Equestrian Apprenticeship at either Level 2 or 3, you need to have a job or a placement in the industry as it is a work-based qualification.

You do not always need academic qualifications to start training for a career in equine. However, some employers may prefer you to have a good standard of general Education such as GCSE's, including English and maths.

Financial information

Aged 16-18
Fully funded

Aged 19-23
Fully funded for employers with less than 1000 employees. For employers with 1000+ employees, please contact us for further details.

Aged 24 and over
Total People require employers to make a contribution towards the cost for all learners aged 24 years and over, embarking on an Apprenticeship.

Future opportunities

The Equestrian Apprenticeship can lead to a variety of career and promotional opportunities including:

  • Management (dependant on job role)
  • Animal Care
  • Customer Service
  • Team Leading

Further information

Please visit our website for further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Total People directly.

Last updated date: 17 February 2017
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