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Level 2 Apprenticeship – Equine Groom Apprenticeship Standard

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

  • Completed largely at the learner’s place of work.
  • Roving Tutor visiting every 8 – 10 weeks with a final one day assessment.
  • Open to anyone aged 16 or over, who work more than 30 hours per week within an equestrian discipline.
  • Successful completion can lead onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship.



There is an employer financial Incentive available from 1 August 2020 to 31 March 2021 for newly hired apprentices joining your organisation (the eligibility period for these incentives has been extended to the end of March 2021 to continue to support employers during COVID-19). £2,000 for apprentices aged 16 to 24 and £1,500 for apprentices aged 25+.

For the Equine Groom Employer Toolkit click here.


DEC 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 or Non Riding
  • Behaviours

How To Register

01302 861000

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