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Our qualifications aim to support employers by developing an experienced and knowledgeable workforce that can meet the specific demands of your organisation. Our expert team of Trainer Coaches all bring a wealth of experience from their respective sectors, and are committed to guiding our apprentices and employers throughout the learning journey. They provide invaluable support, ensuring that apprentices receive the training necessary to thrive within your organisation.

We understand that every business is unique, which is why we provide information, advice and guidance to help meet your requirements. We also offer a FREE recruitment service. As part of this, we filter candidates for interview and once an employee is selected, we deliver a comprehensive onboarding process to ensure the individual has a seamless transition into training at your company.

Apprenticeship Funding

Government funding arrangements extend to both small and large organisations, seeking to bolster their workforce by supporting the upskilling of existing staff or recruitment of new talent. Please click below for more information.


The EEA Contract Creator

The Equestrian Employers Association (EEA) contract creator is an innovative tool that allows equestrian businesses to create bespoke contracts of employment.

Off-the-job training guidance

The Government has provided comprehensive guidance detailing approaches for employers to meet off-the-job training requirements within apprenticeships.

Employment rights and responsibilities

Employers across all sectors have a legal obligation to comply with the key employment rights for apprentices, including National Minimum Wage legislation.

Useful information

Our recruitment process for apprentices

Haddon Training offers a FREE recruitment service and there’s no finder’s fee for placing an apprentice. We advertise on different platforms and can reach up to 300,000 eager people looking for apprenticeships. We carefully match our applicants to your requirements and pre-screen them to check they are eligible and suit the specifications of the job role.

A member of our team will work with you to ascertain what kind of individual you are looking for and how they will fit in to your business. They will also discuss with you the expectations and requirements that all our employers will need to commit to. Once everything is confirmed, we will then advertise the apprenticeship vacancy for you free of charge on our advertising channels.

Applicants will then apply and our expert team will call each one to assess their suitability. If we feel they have the appropriate experience for the position, we’ll then give the candidate your details to arrange an interview.

Once you have chosen your apprentice, we will organise an enrolment with one of our qualified Trainer Coaches, who will come out to your business and explain the qualification in detail, agreeing objectives and timelines, before signing the learner up to the relevant programme.

Safeguarding and Welfare

We are committed to providing a secure environment for all learners and staff. All our staff recognise that Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility irrespective of the role they undertake or whether their role has direct contact or responsibility for learners or not. Haddon Training aims to create a culture of vigilance.

We abide by all Safeguarding legislation and have a Safeguarding Officer available.

You can contact our Safeguarding Officer on 07745 647524 or email:
For more on our safeguarding policy and other policies please click here.

Safeguarding and Welfare: Learners Living On-Site
Where an employer offers the provision of accommodation for ‘Young People’ working as apprentices, they have a duty to ensure they comply with all legislation that covers this.

For apprentices under 18, or under 25 with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan, that will be sharing accommodation facilities with adults (people aged 18 years old or over), employers must ensure DBS checks (a record of a person’s criminal convictions and cautions carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service) are carried out on the other occupants within the accommodation before that child begins to live on-site.

Where there are charges for accommodation the government provides advice and guidance on this legislation. Please click here for the government website.

If you have any questions please also get in touch with our team. Safeguarding concerns should also be reported by calling 07745 647524  or via email

Health and Safety

All employers are required to comply with certain regulatory and quality standards. When you wish to take on a learner with us, we provide a checklist that identifies the mandatory and advisory standards that employers are required to meet.

It is your responsibility to comply with all legal and regulatory standards when employing staff, and to ensure they are all working in a safe and healthy environment.

Haddon Training take these standards seriously and will take steps to satisfy ourselves that you meet these requirements before agreeing to a learner. For further information, please visit

Please view our Safeguarding for Learners Who Live-on-Site Policy here.

Mental Health and Well-being

The mental health and well-being of our learners is paramount, and we encourage them to always talk to you, their parents or Trainer Coach if they are struggling. No-one should ever have to feel alone.

Below you will find a number of resources that may also be of use:

The NHS offer an array of tools and self-care videos for young people, with handy tips on exercise, sleep and how to take care of themselves on social media.

MIND have set up a ‘Get help now’ function, which includes crisis coping tools and an Infoline and Legal line.

YoungMinds have fantastic advice on mental health support covering feelings of anxiety, stress, eating disorders and the impact of Coronavirus.

Riders Minds is a freely available, online, bespoke resource, dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of all horse riders.

Grooms Minds is run by the British Grooms Association and is an online resource dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of its members.

Racing Welfare provide a 24 hour support line which can be reached via their website.

BullyingUK offer training and direction on what to do when someone experiences bullying, including a confidential helpline.

Mental Health Foundation offer mental health information and advice to look after an individual’s mental health and on how to support others with theirs.

We also offer a Safeguarding helpline for all Haddon Training learners.

If you are looking for support and guidance for addictions there is also some fantastic support networks available:

Drinkaware is a great website to help understand what triggers someone to drink and arming you with strategies to help them overcome excuses and reduce their drinking.

Drug Addiction aim to provide the right help and support so that it’s possible for people to get drug free and stay that way.

Gambling – If you know someone who has a problem with gambling and they’d like to stop, support and treatment is available.

Facility requirements

Employer facility requirements – we have created a page which details the mandatory facility requirements for all our employers who are looking to recruit or are already employing an apprentice.

Useful links

For guidance on funding, eligibility and the legal requirements on hiring an apprentice:

Government Rules

National Minimum Wage

ACAS provides employers and employees free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice. They will also offer training and help to resolve disputes.

Amazing apprenticeships work to ensure that more individuals and businesses can access the benefits of apprenticeships.

Equestrian Employers Association work to support all equestrian employers and provide a wealth of resources to their members.

British Horse Society are the leading equine charity helping the industry to ensure best practice.

RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations.

COSHH – Control of Substances Hazardous to Health.

Our policies can also be viewed. If you have any specific questions, please contact us.

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