Course Details

This qualification is ideal for students already working in the industry, those with an established experience of the industry, or have previously attained a level 2 in horse care. It is designed to entitle the holder to work independently in an equine yard environment and take responsibility for the horses in their care.

Entry Requirements

This qualification is for candidates already with established experience within the equine industry having achieved a Level 2 qualification in Horse Care. Maths and English achievement at Functional skills Level 1 or GCSE grade 3 in both subjects.

Career options

The Opportunity to progress within the industry onto higher education courses such as HNC/D, Foundation degree or Degree. It will also support achievement of BHS stage exams. Lead towards job roles such as Groom, Assistant Yard Manager, Trek Leader, Intermediate Instructor / Level 3 Coach

511 - Equine (Horse Care) Advanced Apprenticeship L3

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 A range of learning environments to benefit from.

Key Points

  • Brinsbury Campus
  • Flexible start date
  • Horse Care Level 3 Apprenticeship


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Course code Location Course length Start date
EQU097WMMB 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 competency element a range of practical skills will be developed including subjects such as: Prepare horses for public appearance Clip horses Exercise and improve the performance of horses using lungeing or long reining Care for horses after competition Manage horses when turned out Plan, monitor and evaluate the transportation of animals The knowledge element investigates the equine business as a whole building on the knowledge gained at Level 2 (if this has been gained prior). It reviews the skills and knowledge required in running an equine business.

How will I be taught?

You will be required to attend college for planned blocks of 1 day per half term throughout the period of the apprenticeship (approximately 6 per year). Sessions at college will be both classroom based and practical on our college yard. You will also be required to take part in exercising horses from the ground on the lunge and long reining. Regular visits to your place of work will be made by your assessor to support your training, undertake regular assessments and provide feedback on your

How will I be assessed?

The competency section will be assessed through practical observations, video, audio and photographs. In addition there is a requirement for written statements and questions. The knowledge section is assessed through assignment type tasks.

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