Apprenticeships in 


As an apprentice, this is your chance to work and earn a wage while building your knowledge and skills. You will receive one day of training a week at Reaseheath College, and the rest will be delivered in the workplace with the support of an industry expert assessor. Additional training and support is available across our three Equestrian Centres across the North West (Reaseheath College, Burrows Lane and Croft End).

A particularly diverse industry, you could find yourself working in a role such as a Groom, Stud Assistant or Riding Instructor.

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What will I study?

Optional Pathways

  • Riding
  • Non-riding

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 3 or above including English and Maths

What qualifications will I gain?

Career options

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

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.”