Horse Management Advanced Apprenticeship at Derby College
An apprenticeship is made up of a 'framework' which incorporates a work-based Diploma together with a Technical Certificate, Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR), Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and Functional Skills in Maths and English (unless you have achieved GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above in the past five years.)
The Technical Certificate is the British Horse Society Stage 3 Care. Derby College will pay for one entry per exam for the Care element only.
You must complete seven core mandatory units and a further three additional units. You may then choose between a Riding or Coaching pathway to make up the total amount of credits required for the Diploma.
Mandatory units are:
- Receive a horse and carry out initial assessment
- Plan diets and feeding regimes
- Monitor and maintain stocks of feed and bedding
- Promote health and wellbeing
- Deliver basic treatments to horses
- Promote health, safety and security
- Manage your own resources
Additional units are:
- Tack up horses for specialist work
- Clip horses
- Exercise and improve horse’s performance using lunging or long reining
Riding pathway units are:
- Ride horses for exercise
- Ride schooled horses to maintain training
- Jump schooled horses to maintain training
Coaching pathway units:
- Collect and analyse information and prepare for coaching sessions
- Prepare for, conduct and evaluate equine coaching sessions
You must be in employment, have completed a Level 2 Horse Care qualification and be committed to a career in the equine industry. You will undergo an initial assessment before starting the programme to ensure that you are capable of achieving the outcomes and have an interest in this area of work.
Training is largely work-based with on-going practical assessments undertaken in your workplace. You will keep a portfolio of evidence of your practical ability and theoretical understanding. Assessment is through practical observation in the workplace and at College, written questions, witness statements and photographic or/and video evidence which can be used.
You can progress to higher management qualifications or further industry qualifications.
You can advance your career in full–time employment in an equine yard in a management role such as Head Lad/Girl.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Derby College directly.