The equine industry covers a wide range of areas including:
- Riding Schools
- Livery Yards
- Competition yards
- Racing yards, clubs and hunts
- Working horses and studs and diversified equine activities
Due to the nature of equine business, a work based learning through apprentivceship is a good way for apprentices to learn the necessary skills required to work in a practical environment
Job roles at Level 2 (Intermediate aprpenticeship) may include:
- Assistant Groom
- Assistant Stud/Groom Hand
- Trek Assistant
This programme covers a range of skills and related practices required to work in the equine industry. This qualification will form part of the apprenticeship framework for Horse Care. It is a work-related, competence-based qualification. It reflects the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively, and shows that a learner is competent in the area of work the qualification represents.
The different routes available within this qualification are:
- Horse Care
- Horse Care and Riding
Apprentices will work alongside experienced personnel to gain much of their knowledge, supplemented by study at college.
Tasks undertaken by apprentices will vary depending on the level and sector in which they are employed.