Apprenticeships in 

Horse Care

As an apprentice, this is your chance to work and earn a wage while building your knowledge and skills. You’ll do the majority of your practical training in the workplace and come into college for theory and practical sessions.

A particularly diverse industry, you could find yourself working in a role such as a stable hand, groom, stud assistant or riding instructor.

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Level 3 Apprenticeship

What will I study?

How long will it take?

  • 12 to 24 months depending on previous experience (delivered in the workplace)

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Groom
  • Yard assistant
  • With further experience and qualifications – yard manager
Level 2 Apprenticeship

What will I study?

How long will it take?

  • 18 to 24 months depending on previous experience (1 day per week in college)

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • GCSEs at grade D or above including English and Maths

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Groom
  • Yard assistant
  • With further experience and qualifications – yard manager
Additional qualifications

You will have the chance to work towards additional qualifications, including technical certificates.

Useful information

How much will this course cost?

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2017 the tuition fees and exam costs are free for our courses. If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay a fee.

You may also be required to pay costs associated with additional qualifications.

For more information on fees and to find out about what financial support may be available to you visit the student finance pages on our website.

Transport

Our college buses pick up over 1,000 students each day from a wide area. The cost of daily transport is subsidised if travelling on the College bus service. To find out the cost of transport for part-time students and a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.

How do I apply?

If you have found a course you are interested in and are in Year 11 or above you can apply now online. For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website.

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Student Profile
Andrew Arrowsmith

Ambition: Yard manager

School: Neston High School

Age: 22

Andrew works as a groom on a successful commercial livery yard on the Wirral. The yard caters for both competition and leisure horses and care standards are high but Andrew gets a lot of job satisfaction from knowing that they are looked after well.

As well as working, Andrew has attended college weekly, gaining knowledge and skills to take back to his workplace. He’s just completed his Level 2 apprenticeship and is planning to move up to Level 3.

Choosing a career in the equine industry was easy for Andrew as he prefers an active, outdoor life, and already owns three horses, one of which he competes.

He says: “I love working with horses because I learn something new every day. Being an apprentice is good because you earn regular wages as well as a good qualification.”