Cornwall College Duchy College Bicton College Falmouth Marine School CCB Training

Equine Groom Apprenticeship Level 2

Level 2

Bookmark  

Key Info

Learning Area   Equine
Delivery Mode   Work-based
Duration   15 - 18 Months


Dates & Locations

Course Type   Apprenticeship
Location   Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Start Date   As required

In order to start your apprenticeship in horse care you will need to join the Level 2 course and learn the basic skills needed to progress on to Level 3.

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 one day every two weeks 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 capuses 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 work coach. Assignments will also be set as well as various classroom activities, workshops and tasks to help you gain the skills and knowledge needed alongside support and training from your employer in order to prepare you for a career in the equine industry.

Remote and Blended delivery – If you live too far away from the college to attend college each week then we can arrange for you to go onto a remote programme of delivery and assessment with more one to one support by your work coach and assessor.

Please read the 2020 BHS Approvals Hat Guide for more information about Hat requirements.

  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

Two GCSEs in English language and maths at grade 3, plus an employer willing to undertake your training as an apprentice.

  Assessment

You will have an End Point Assessment but supported in preparing for this by your work coach.

  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.

  Gallery


 

  Tags


# Equine # Apprenticeship # EquineGroom # Equestrian # Horse # Equine2021

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

Download as PDF

  Related Events

Open Event at Duchy College Stoke Climsland

Open Event at Duchy College Stoke Climsland

27 November 2021, 10:00-12:00


Read More

Taster Day at Duchy College Stoke Climsland

Taster Day at Duchy College Stoke Climsland

22 February 2022, 09:00-17:00


Read More

  Related News

MP in fact-finding mission to Duchy College Stoke Climsland

MP in fact-finding mission to Duchy College Stoke Climsland

13th May 2021


A senior politician with strong links to the farming industry has visited a leading agricultural college to see how local employment needs are being met. 

Read article

Virtual event showcases land-based college opportunities

Virtual event showcases land-based college opportunities

17th March 2021


Those considering a career in a land-based industry are in luck as specialist training provider Duchy College hosts a virtual showcase of its two incredible campuses.

Read article

Seminar day shines light on animal welfare and zoonotic diseases

Seminar day shines light on animal welfare and zoonotic diseases

5th June 2020


The first Applied Research in Animal and Equine Science Student Seminar day has been held at Duchy College Stoke Climsland.

Read article

  Similar Courses

Intermediate Horse Care and Husbandry

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course will provide information for those wishing to further their knowledge of horse care and husbandry and is suitable for both horse owners and those who wish to work in the industry. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

View course

Diploma in Equine Management

Level 3 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


If you already have experience with horses as well as the passion & determination to turn it into a career then this is the course for you. It will help you to take your existing skills to a professional sphere & prepare you to work in the equine industry or progress to higher education. You will have lectures in a range of subjects from Nutrition to Fitness, as well as practical lessons. We are very lucky to have both indoor and outdoor schools, stabling for 55 horses that are all rubber matted and have automatic water drinkers as well as a 5 horse-walker, 2 hot wash bays and solariums. The equestrian centre has 30 acres of grazing that is split into smaller paddocks, a cross country schooling area and lots of beautiful hacking available. You’ll be able to ride a range of horses at college that are suited to develop your individual skills. Level 3 students organise and run shows in a range of disciplines and also have the chance to compete in them on our college horses. We are also a BHS exam centre so can support you in taking these additional qualifications. When on yard duties you will be undertaking normal horse care tasks such as feeding, mucking out, grooming and also clipping throughout the winter. As part of the duty team you will also have the opportunity to learn supervisory skills, getting you ready for a career with horses. We often have competitions at weekends in our Equestrian Centre so you will also have the opportunity to get involved with these. You could learn to be a steward, work with a course builder or write for a dressage judge. You’ll be learning from experienced and well qualified staff, who are there to ensure you reach your full potential.

View course

Work Based Diploma in Horse Care

Level 1 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


If you are wanting to take the first steps of working with horses in the future, then this course is for you. The course is made up of a mixture of academic lessons and practical lessons, with lots of opportunities to work around the horses and on the yard. You’ll be working on a range of different topics and units on this course including: Mucking out horses, rugs & rugging, tack and tacking up, feeding and watering, health and safety, communication, handling horses and riding horses (although this is not compulsory). You will be studying many aspects of equestrianism to build and develop your theoretical knowledge and working on improving your practical skills. We are very lucky to have 2 indoor schools and 1 outdoor school, stabling for 55 horses, that are all rubber matted and have automatic water drinkers. We have 5 horse-walker, 2 hot wash bays and solariums, and heated tack rooms. We have 30 acres of grazing that is split into smaller paddocks, a cross country schooling area and lots of beautiful hacking available. On evenings and weekends we run competitions or hire our facilities to a range of different awarding bodies, including British Dressage, British Show jumping, The Riding for the Disabled Association and the British Horse Driving Trials Association. So, if you have a passion for horses and want a career working with them, this is the best place to start. As a Level 1 qualification this course is all about introducing you to the equine industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced and well qualified staff, who are there to give you the very best start to your career. There are 2 options on the course, riding or non-riding.

View course

Duchy College https://www.duchy.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/IMG_1829-scaled.jpg Equine, Apprenticeship, EquineGroom, Equestrian, Horse, Equine2021