Equine Groom - Level 2 Apprenticeship
Writtle University College are excited to be rolling out the new Equine Groom Apprenticeship Standard, which has been specifically designed by employers to meet the needs of industry and provide you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in your industry.
Apprentices will be entering a vocational industry, where they can expect to handle a variety of horses in different working environments. They must adhere to safe working practices, be prepared to work in all weather conditions and often in “out of hours” situations. They will be required to have dedication, commitment and the physical and mental toughness to cope with the rigours of the role.
In most cases the Equine Groom Apprenticeship is delivered predominantly in the workplace, with regular training workshops held at college by a qualified, professional members of staff with industry experience. Your tutor will work with you as you progress through the apprenticeship. At the end of the Apprenticeship you will be required to complete an independent End-Point Assessment to prove you have gained the required skills to achieve the Apprenticeship.
Suitability - Who should attend?
If you do not have a GCSE Grade 4 (C Grade) in Maths and English you will complete Functional Skills in English and Maths or there is the option to study for Maths and English GCSE (depending on previous qualifications).
Training Course Content
The apprentice will also select one of the specialised occupational pathways from breeding, riding, driving and non-riding.
Examples of some of the topics you may cover (depending on pathway)
- 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
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Beautiful rural campus situated between London and the coast.
Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted
After completing an Equine Groom Apprenticeship at level 2, the natural progression route would be to progress on to the Senior Groom level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, after which the option for continuing study would be to progress in to Higher Education or alternatively the Apprentice can progress in to full time employment within the industry.
This employment would likely be in the following type of job roles:
- Stud Assistant
- Riding School Assistant
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