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Equine Groom Apprenticeship Level 2

Level 2

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Key Info

Learning Area   Equine
Delivery Mode   Work-based
Duration   15 - 18 Months


Dates & Locations

Course Type   Apprenticeship
Location   Bicton College
Start Date   As required


Course Type   Apprenticeship
Location   Bicton College
Start Date   As required

In order to start your apprenticeship in horse care you will need to join the Level 2 course and learn the basic skills needed to progress on to Level 3.

Apprenticeships allow you to work while gaining a nationally recognised qualification at the same time, so why not combine your love of horses with earning money? Over the course of 15-18 months, you will be working in paid employment within the equine industry and you will spend one day every two weeks during term time at college. You’ll study a wide range of subjects around the care of all different types of horses.

If you ride or do not ride, don’t worry – there are specialised routes that you can take which include riding, non-riding, racing, breeding or driving.

Both Bicton College and Duchy Stoke Climsland capuses are located in beautiful countryside and provide dedicated equestrian facilities, which include indoor and outdoor schools and working yards. Here you will have the opportunity to practice your skills in preparation for the end point practical assessments.

Expect to spend time away from your employer on Day release with practical and theory delivery helping you to prepare for your EPA (End Point assessment) with the support of your work coach. Assignments will also be set as well as various classroom activities, workshops and tasks to help you gain the skills and knowledge needed alongside support and training from your employer in order to prepare you for a career in the equine industry.

Remote and Blended delivery – If you live too far away from the college to attend college each week then we can arrange for you to go onto a remote programme of delivery and assessment with more one to one support by your work coach and assessor.

Please read the 2020 BHS Approvals Hat Guide for more information about Hat requirements.

  What You Will Learn

You will look at a wide range of subjects around the care of all different types of horses including 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 as well as Core behaviours such as Team work and communication.

If you ride or do not ride don’t worry there are specialised routes that you can take which include Riding, Non-riding, Racing, Breeding or Driving.

  Entry Requirements

Two GCSEs in English language and maths at grade 3, plus an employer willing to undertake your training as an apprentice.

  Assessment

You will have an End Point Assessment but supported in preparing for this by your work coach.

  Progression

You will be able to further your education by progressing onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship, going into full time study in College or employment.

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