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Course Details

This qualification is ideal for students either entering or working within the equine industry to promote the development of good skills and knowledge. It is designed to entitle the holder to carry out skills in horse care under limited supervision. Learners enrolled on this qualification will be able to demonstrate skills and apply their knowledge through a range of work activities and routine tasks related to the care and use of horses.

Entry Requirements

This qualification is for candidates entering the industry with good basic skills and knowledge, or following on from achieving a level 1 qualification. Candidates will be expected to attend a college interview and complete a successful initial assessment in maths and English.

Career options

On achieving this qualification learners can further their training and competence by progressing onto a level 3 qualification. It will also support progress towards the BHS stage examinations.

Horse Care Level 2 Apprenticeship

Five highlights

  • 1 Ofsted outstanding teaching, learning and assessment.
  • 2 Excellent, supportive and knowledgeable staff
  • 3 Outstanding yard facilities
  • 4 A wide variety of horses to work with and gain experience of.
  • 5 Access to a wide range of learning experiences and facilities.

Key Points

  • Brinsbury Campus
  • Flexible start date
  • EQL Level 2 Diploma in Work based Horse Care


Your course will cost

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Are you under 19 on the 31st August this year?
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Course code Location Course length Start date
EQU085WMMB Brinsbury Campus 24 Months Flexible start date

What you need to know

What will I study?

The apprenticeship is comprised of 3 elements: a competence qualification, knowledge qualification and functional skills maths and English (depending on previous level of attainment). Within the competence element a range of practical skills will be developed including subjects such as monitoring health and well-being, restraining horses, plaiting and trimming, fitting and maintaining tack, lunging and care of horses after exercise. The knowledge element investigates the equine business as a whole. It reviews both skills and knowledge required in running an equine business.

How will I be taught?

You will be required to attend college for planned block 1- 2 day release sessions throughout the period of the apprenticeship (approx. 5 per year). Sessions at college will be both classroom based and practical on our college yard. You may also be required to take part in exercising horses from the ground depending on individual need. Regular visits to your place of work will be made by your assessor to offer training, support, assessments and feedback on your progress.

How will I be assessed?

Practical observations, video, audio and photographs of work completed. Written statements and questions. Set assignment tasks.

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