Equine Studies Horse Care Apprenticeship Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is ideal if you have a passion for horses, are sympathetic and caring, good at communicating and work well as part of a team. During your studies you could work at a livery yard, riding school or training yards to gain the experience to become a Stable Groom, Stud Assistant or Riding Instructor.

To be successful, you must complete a range of mandatory and optional units. The selection of optional units depends on your employer’s yard and your assessor.

Examples of units include:

  • Clean and maintain stables
  • Provide feed and water to horses
  • Carry out routine care, and monitor the health and wellbeing of horses
  • Restrain horses using specified methods
  • Care for horses after exercise

Assessment Methods

Assessment includes an online portfolio, expert witness statements provided by your employer and practical assessments in the workplace.

Progression Options

Having successfully completed this course, you can progress to the Level 3 qualification. Alternatively you may choose to continue to work within your current employment and use the knowledge you have gained to move into a supervisory position.

Course Summary

Course Title Equine Studies Horse Care Apprenticeship Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 2 range or other equivalent qualifications.
Industry experience is required and full-time employment within an horse care
sector is essential. You will be invited to attend an interview to assess your
suitability for the course.

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Spotlight

Throughout the week we have classroom-based theory lessons like stud management, horse fitness and training, equestrian teaching and business. I also ride twice a week at College; I have a lesson improving my riding technique on the flat with Gold Medallist endurance rider Jane McGuiness, and a jumping lesson.

Mary Lockyer- Level 3 Extended Diploma in Equine Management

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