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Level 2 Apprenticeship – Equine Groom Apprenticeship Standard

Students who successfully complete a Level 1 Horse Care qualification, or have the equivalent experience, may undertake the Level 2 Apprenticeship. This programme includes a Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship Standard together with Functional Skills in English and Maths at a minimum Level 1.

  • Completed largely at the student’s place of work
  • Roving Tutor visits every 6 – 8 weeks with a final one-day assessment
  • Open to anyone aged 16 or over who works more than 30 hours per week within a practical equine discipline
  • Successful completion can lead onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship



Doncaster Equine College has created online resource pages to support Work-Based Learning for those working towards Level 2 Functional Skills Maths and English. They are made through the padlet platform, which works well on mobile devices. Click below to visit pages for both English and Maths.

Functional Skills English
Functional Skills Maths

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Consists Of

The minimum duration of each apprenticeship is based on the apprentice working at least 30 hours a week, including any off-the-job training they undertake.c

  • Safe Working Practices
  • Yard and Field Routines and Duties
  • Horse Anatomy, Physiology and Welfare
  • Horse Handling, Care and Appearance
  • Saddlery and Equipment
  • Travelling Horses
  • Non-Ridden Exercise
  • Pathway: Riding and Non-Riding
  • Behaviours

How To Register

01302 861000

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