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The Equine industry holds many exciting opportunities to engage with horses in a wide variety of roles and responsibilities. From breeding to riding there is always going to be a role that lets you develop your passion and improve your knowledge and skills.

There are just under 1 million horses in the UK, with over 1 million of us actively riding on a regular basis. The great variety of roles and allied industries within this sector has led to a buoyant jobs market for those willing to develop their skills. From riding clubs, horse racing to show jumping the variety of possibilities is wider than many realise, and all require modern skills and knowledge.


We have an indoor and outdoor arena, livery and stables.

Suits all abilities

Courses for all abilities as we offer riding and non-riding routes.


There are almost 20,000 equine businesses within the UK.

Skills are in demand

Skills for young people to join the industry are in high demand.

Key information

Training takes place on our Rodbaston estate and is supplemented by close links with regional industry experts. You will be taught through a combination of classroom and practical activities that replicate the skills and knowledge required by modern industry.

You will be required to complete a minimum of 150 hours industry experience, a vital part of further developing employability prospects.

You will be required to purchase your own protective equipment such as riding hat and boots.

As well as achieving a nationally recognised technical qualification in equine you will also have the opportunity to achieve qualifications in English and maths.

You can become a:
  • Groom
  • Coach / Instructor
  • Charity Worker
  • Equine Rehabilitation and Therapy
  • Breeding/Stud Hand
  • Equine Journalism
  • Nutritionist
  • Professional rider
  • Small Business Manager
  • Behaviourist

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You don’t just need to have left school to become an apprentice, we have apprenticeship offers for all ages and are a great way for adults to retrain for a new career. Whatever destination you’ve set your sights on, an apprenticeship will help you get there.

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Why SSC?

At South Staffordshire College our students come first, and everything we do is aimed at helping you to realise your full potential. We are about careers not courses and our expert staff will make sure you have the skills and knowledge needed to give you that competitive edge for when you start your career within your chosen industry.

As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

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