Equine Groom Apprenticeship Level 2

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LOCATION & START DATE
Bicton College - as required
Bicton College - as required
LEVEL
Level 2 Levels Explained
DURATION
12 - 18 Months / Attendance 1-day a week term-time
LEARNING AREA
Equine Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Work-based

Equine Groom Apprenticeship Level 2

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 1-day a week 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 campuses 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 assessor. During the course you will complete a work book to record your core knowledge and assignments will also be set as well as various classroom activities, workshops and tasks to help you gain the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed alongside support and training from your employer in order to prepare you for a career in the equine industry.

During your practical session, correct PPE must be worn, consisting of riding gloves, correct footwear, body protector for jumping and suitable hat (please click here for guidance - https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/2022-BHS-Approvals-Hat-Guide-v1-1.pdf   )

LOCATION & START DATE
Bicton College - as required
Bicton College - as required
LEVEL
Level 2 Levels Explained
DURATION
12 - 18 Months / Attendance 1-day a week term-time
LEARNING AREA
Equine Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Work-based

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

GCSEs in English language and maths at grade 3 or above or equivalent functional skills in English and maths at Level 1 are required. To start this apprenticeship, you will need to have a workplace on a 30-hours a week contract, that is relevant to the apprenticeship.

Assessment

At the end of the apprenticeship, you will need to undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA) in your Yard.

The first assessment will consist of a multiple-choice question followed by practical observation where the examiner will examine you on the yard and access your practical skills.

Finally, you will have a professional discussion with an external assessor that will determine the knowledge and behaviour that you learned during the apprenticeship. Your portfolio will be reviewed as evidence of your skills and knowledge. After the assessment, you will receive your grade. – Fail, Pass or Distinction.

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.

Bicton College

Bicton College

Bicton College is based in East Devon, near Exeter, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. The historic Georgian mansion, commercial farm, animal husbandry school, modern veterinary nursing building, world-class engineering and heavy plant machinery workshop, walled garden and arboretum are all set in over 200 hectares of historic parkland.


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.

GCSEs in English language and maths at grade 3 or above or equivalent functional skills in English and maths at Level 1 are required. To start this apprenticeship, you will need to have a workplace on a 30-hours a week contract, that is relevant to the apprenticeship.

At the end of the apprenticeship, you will need to undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA) in your Yard. The first assessment will consist of a multiple-choice question followed by practical observation where the examiner will examine you on the yard and access your practical skills. Finally, you will have a professional discussion with an external assessor that will determine the knowledge and behaviour that you learned during the apprenticeship. Your portfolio will be reviewed as evidence of your skills and knowledge. After the assessment, you will receive your grade. – Fail, Pass or Distinction.

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

Bicton College

Bicton College

Bicton College is based in East Devon, near Exeter, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. The historic Georgian mansion, commercial farm, animal husbandry school, modern veterinary nursing building, world-class engineering and heavy plant machinery workshop, walled garden and arboretum are all set in over 200 hectares of historic parkland.


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  • Course type Apprenticeship
  • Level - Level 2
  • Location - Bicton College
  • Start Date - As required
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  • Course type Apprenticeship
  • Level - Level 2
  • Location - Bicton College
  • Start Date - As required
  • Apply Now
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