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Equine Groom (Non-Riding) Apprenticeship – Level 2

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Equine 730x425
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PW2APSEQ
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  • Course aim

    The Equine Groom is a fundamental occupational role in all equine businesses. Apprentices will be entering a vocational “hands-on” industry, where they can expect to handle a variety of horses in different working environments. The occupation requires competent individuals who are committed to the safety and welfare of the horses in their care. The Equine Groom will provide essential day-to-day care. They will be involved with feeding, grooming, cleaning equipment, handling, preparing, exercising the horses and carrying out routine yard duties. Apprentices will be expected to work under supervision individually or as part of a diverse team and they must adhere to safe working practices, be prepared to work in all weather conditions and often in “out of hours” situations. They will be required to have dedication, commitment, and the physical and mental toughness to cope with the rigours of the role.

    Ideally all applicants will have at least 4 GCSE’s Grade 3 (D) or above with at least one in either maths or English.

  • Course content

    The Equine Groom is an integral part in the life of the horse and apprentices will follow the ‘Non-Riding’ pathway and be involved with feeding, grooming, cleaning equipment, handling, preparing, exercising the horses and carrying out routine yard duties. They may also be required to assist with the preparation of, transport to and care for horses at competitions, the races, sales, shows and other public appearances depending on the business or establishment in which they are employed.

    Duties the Equine Groom will be required to undertake are:

    • Horse Husbandry (Yard and Field Routines and Duties)
    • Horse Welfare, Anatomy and Physiology
    • Horse Handling, Care and Appearance
    • Transporting Horses
    • Safe Working Practices

    You will also cover and provide evidence for a range of behaviours, which includes Work Ethic, Responsibility, Team Work, Communication and Safe Working.

  • Course assessment

    Apprentices will attend college on a day release programme for 12 months. Following a training period of skills and technical knowledge development, all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

    • Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking end point assessment.
    • Apprentices will work towards their BHS Stage 1 and if completed will be awarded this on successful completion of their EPA.
  • Benefits to employers

    The Equine Groom is a fundamental occupational role in all equine businesses, and vital to an industry that contributes to over £8bn to the British economy each year.

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Hiring an apprentice can help you improve productivity and reduce staff turnover.

    Fees

    If you have less than 50 staff and the apprentice is between 16-18 then the apprenticeship will be fully funded, you will only need to pay for the apprentice’s wages. If you choose to recruit an apprentice who is 19 or above you will be required to pay 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship (the government will fund 95%).

    If you are a large employer with 50+ staff you will be required to fund 5% of the apprenticeships costs regardless of the age of the learner.

    Employers with a wage bill of over £3 million will pay the cost of the apprenticeship through the apprenticeship levy.

  • Benefits to apprentice

    As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced, skilled staff, you will gain job-specific skills and training, you will earn a wage and get holiday pay whilst you train.

    The Government is committed to ensuring that everyone is able to benefit from the life changing opportunities of an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are opening the door to professions that used to only be an option for people with a traditional degree.

    Apprenticeships are more than just another way to gain a qualification and can give you the skills you need to progress your career.

  • Course aim

    The Equine Groom is a fundamental occupational role in all equine businesses. Apprentices will be entering a vocational “hands-on” industry, where they can expect to handle a variety of horses in different working environments. The occupation requires competent individuals who are committed to the safety and welfare of the horses in their care. The Equine Groom will provide essential day-to-day care. They will be involved with feeding, grooming, cleaning equipment, handling, preparing, exercising the horses and carrying out routine yard duties. Apprentices will be expected to work under supervision individually or as part of a diverse team and they must adhere to safe working practices, be prepared to work in all weather conditions and often in “out of hours” situations. They will be required to have dedication, commitment, and the physical and mental toughness to cope with the rigours of the role.

    Ideally all applicants will have at least 4 GCSE’s Grade 3 (D) or above with at least one in either maths or English.

  • Course content

    The Equine Groom is an integral part in the life of the horse and apprentices will follow the ‘Non-Riding’ pathway and be involved with feeding, grooming, cleaning equipment, handling, preparing, exercising the horses and carrying out routine yard duties. They may also be required to assist with the preparation of, transport to and care for horses at competitions, the races, sales, shows and other public appearances depending on the business or establishment in which they are employed.

    Duties the Equine Groom will be required to undertake are:

    • Horse Husbandry (Yard and Field Routines and Duties)
    • Horse Welfare, Anatomy and Physiology
    • Horse Handling, Care and Appearance
    • Transporting Horses
    • Safe Working Practices

    You will also cover and provide evidence for a range of behaviours, which includes Work Ethic, Responsibility, Team Work, Communication and Safe Working.

  • Course assessment

    Apprentices will attend college on a day release programme for 12 months. Following a training period of skills and technical knowledge development, all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

    • Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking end point assessment.
    • Apprentices will work towards their BHS Stage 1 and if completed will be awarded this on successful completion of their EPA.
  • Benefits to employers

    The Equine Groom is a fundamental occupational role in all equine businesses, and vital to an industry that contributes to over £8bn to the British economy each year.

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Hiring an apprentice can help you improve productivity and reduce staff turnover.

    Fees

    If you have less than 50 staff and the apprentice is between 16-18 then the apprenticeship will be fully funded, you will only need to pay for the apprentice’s wages. If you choose to recruit an apprentice who is 19 or above you will be required to pay 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship (the government will fund 95%).

    If you are a large employer with 50+ staff you will be required to fund 5% of the apprenticeships costs regardless of the age of the learner.

    Employers with a wage bill of over £3 million will pay the cost of the apprenticeship through the apprenticeship levy.

  • Benefits to apprentice

    As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced, skilled staff, you will gain job-specific skills and training, you will earn a wage and get holiday pay whilst you train.

    The Government is committed to ensuring that everyone is able to benefit from the life changing opportunities of an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are opening the door to professions that used to only be an option for people with a traditional degree.

    Apprenticeships are more than just another way to gain a qualification and can give you the skills you need to progress your career.

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