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Equine: Horse Care

This information is taken from an apprenticeship framework. It sets out what qualifications the apprentice can achieve.

Warning This apprenticeship is closed to new starters from 1 August 2020

Summary of this apprenticeship framework

2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £2,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements
Your chosen training provider can advise you about entry requirements for apprentices.
Suitable roles for apprentices
  • Assistant Groom - Non-ride
  • Assistant Groom - Ride
  • Assistant Stud Groom/ Assistant Hand
  • Trek Assistant
Your chosen training provider can advise you about the kinds of skills apprentices will learn.

Apprentices will achieve a practical (or 'competence') qualification:

  • Certificate in Horse Care
  • Certificate in Riding Horses on the Flat
  • Diploma in Work Based Horse Care
  • Diploma in Work-based Horse Care

Apprentices will also achieve a theory-based (or 'knowledge') qualification:

  • Award in Business for the Environment and Land-based Sector
  • Award in The Principles of Horse Care
  • Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care

Your chosen training provider can advise you about the qualifications open to apprentices as they can change depending on individual and other circumstances.

Professional registration
None specified.