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Level 3 Apprenticeship – Senior Equine Groom Standard

Level 3 Apprenticeship is an ideal way to increase your existing knowledge. Completion of this course is a statement of practical competence to perform the required duties in your role. This includes Level 3 Senior Equine Groom Standard together with Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2.

  • 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 works at least 30 hours a week, within an equine discipline.



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.

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

How To Register

01302 861000

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