This Higher Apprenticeship is aimed at Yard Managers whose role it is to ensure the yard runs efficiently. A Yard Manager’s responsibility would be the day to day running of the yard including managing staff, care of the horses, all aspects of health and safety and dealing with clients and owners.

The qualification is the EQL Level 4 Certificate in Horse Care and Management (practical) and The Principles of Horse Care and Management (theory). The apprentice would be supported by our highly experienced Trainer-Coaches in the workplace, eliminating the need to go off-site for training.

  • Entry requirements

    The Equine industry want the entry requirements for the Higher Apprenticeship to be flexible, so therefore at least that one of the following should be completed:

    • Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Horse Care and Management/Racehorse Care and Management Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Care and Management
    • Level 3 Certificate in Horse Care Level 3 Certificate in Riding Horses on the Flat
    • Level 3 Award in the Principles of Horse Care
    • At least three years industry experience

    To apply for this apprenticeship you will need to be of school leaver age and no longer in full-time education (including School, College, University or on another Apprenticeship). There is no upper age limit, however, if you are aged above 20 years old you must have been within your current role no longer than 12 months.

    If you have achieved a Foundation or Degree, NVQ 4 or higher, this apprenticeship is not for you, just contact our friendly team to discuss.

  • What's Next

    If you have never taken on an apprentice before you could be eligible for a grant of up to £2,500. We offer a FREE in-house recruitment service to help you find a new apprentice to join your team. If you have an existing member of staff that would like to progress to a Higher Apprenticeship, they could also complete this apprenticeship.

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    Becoming an apprentice

    If you are interested in completing this course and meet the entry requirements, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.

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