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Horse Care Apprenticeship Level 2

This apprenticeship will help you to develop your existing knowledge and skills in horse care to enable you to progress to a more senior role. Once you have chosen between the 'care only' or the 'riding and care' pathway, you will be provided with a wide range of units to study with a choice of optional units to suit your interests, experience and current job role, such as working horses from the ground, preparation for competition, care of performance horses and transporting horses. You will also have the opportunity to undertake additional training to ensure that you have the necessary qualifications to work in the equine industry.

Entry requirements

Grade requirements:
You will need a minimum of three GCSEs at grades A*-D or 9-3, including English and maths.
Completion of a competency assessment will also be required prior to starting the course.

Course content

During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:
• Clean and maintain stables
• Provide feed and water to horses
• Carry out routine care and monitor the health and well-being of horses
• Restrain horses using specified methods
• Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
• Maintain and develop personal performance
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through compiling a portfolio of work-based evidence, as well as an online test.

Qualifications

You will study to achieve the following qualifications:
Work-based Horse Care City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma
Plus:

• Horse Care 1st 4 Sport Level 2 Certificate
• Lantra Employee Rights and Responsibility Workbook
• Functional Skills in English and maths
Further study and career options

Further study: On successful completion of this apprenticeship you can progress to the Horse Management Advanced apprenticeship.
Future careers: You will be well-prepared to find further employment in the equine industry, for instance as an assistant groom working at a riding centre or competition yard looking after the day to day care of horses.

Additional information

To take part in this course you will need to wear clothing suitable for working with horses, including a hat, gloves and stout boots.

Inclusion

 

Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

 

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.

 

Course information & how to book

Unfortunately this course has been cancelled. Please ring 01234 291000 or email enquiries@bedford.ac.uk for alternatives.

Start DateFeesLocationCourse Code
Flexible Free if 16-18yrs. If 19 or over please ring 01234 291000 Shuttleworth College B1266

Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

Inclusion
Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.

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