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Level 3 Apprenticeship – Senior Equine Groom Standard

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

  • 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 at least 30 hours a week, within a practical equine discipline



Doncaster Equine College has created online resource pages to support Work-Based Learning for those working towards Level 2 Functional Skills in 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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