The next step in your learning adventure

This apprenticeship has been designed for the job role requirements of the Senior Groom. The role of a Senior Groom consists of advanced horse care understanding and the ability to organise and lead a team.

 

If you have a passion for horses, becoming a Groom is a very rewarding and fulfilling job.
A work-based apprenticeship will:

• Help you work at the commercial speed equine employers expect.
• Increase your confidence in leading a team in the workplace.
• Give you the skills and knowledge to become a qualified senior member of staff.
• Give you a reference for your CV that demonstrates you can do your job to a high level.
• Gain essential employability skills to give you the best start in your career.

 

  • The role of a Senior Groom

    The role of a Senior Groom includes:

    • A clear grasp of horse anatomy and physiology.
    • Assessing and promoting equine health.
    • Treating common minor injuries and ailments.
    • Grooming, plaiting, clipping and presenting horses to a professional standard.
    • Managing a small to medium-sized equine yard and supervising a team.
    • Offering advice, support and guidance to a team.

    The Senior Equine Groom will provide for and coordinate the day to daycare of the horses in the workplace. They will possess all the necessary skills to lead by example and will have the knowledge required to implement effective systems relating to the running of the yard. They will be capable of organising and monitoring the quality of work and ordering and maintaining supplies.

    All apprentices will be entering professional employment in this popular industry; receiving a contract of employment and being paid in line with the Apprentice National Minimum Wage and current Government guidance.

  • Entry requirements

    You can be any age to become an apprentice Senior Groom and you will need to have been an EU resident for a minimum of 3 years.

    To be eligible to apply for this apprenticeship can no longer be in any full-time education; school, college, university or on another apprenticeship or have completed a Level 3 in Horse Care or Level 4 qualification or higher (Foundation Degree or Degree) in an Equine subject. To complete the Senior Groom Apprenticeship you will need to have a Level 2 qualification in Horse Care or the equivalent experience.

    If you are still in full-time education; school, college, university, on another apprenticeship, or just unsure of your suitability just contact our friendly team to discuss.

  • Maths and English

    Maths and English will be included in the delivery of the programme; unless you have achieved Grade A-C or 4-9 at GCSE level, or a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification.

    You will have to complete your Functional Skills at Level 2 to achieve the full qualification. Teaching and support for Maths and English will be given in the workplace and contextualised to the working environment.

  • Teaching, learning and assessment

    Apprentices will be regularly assessed in the workplace by their Trainer-Coach with testimonies from the relevant Employer/Trainer.

    All our Trainer-Coaches are experts in the equine industry and will be on hand to support apprentices throughout their apprenticeship. They will check knowledge and understanding through a variety of methods including written assignments, workbooks, tailored resources, and observations before agreeing for a learner to sit their final endpoint assessment.

     

     

  • What are the next steps in your career?

    After completing a Level 3 Apprenticeship it is possible to be hired as a fully qualified and highly competent member of staff.

    If you want to move into higher education the apprenticeship does not carry UCAS points but it does give you industry experience and a thorough understanding of horse care, which will help enhance your application to do a Foundation Degree or full Degree.

    The equine industry is vast. In your career with horses, there’ll be scope to move up the ladder, across disciplines and it can even take you abroad.

    Take a look at our Groom Career Path, click here!

  • How to apply?

    There are so many ways to apply…

    An online form, by phone or in person at our Head Office in Marlborough.

    01672 519977 opening hours: 8.30-5pm Mon-Thurs and 8.30-4.30pm Fri. or text us on 07795 881 859 where our team can arrange a telephone appointment.

    What next…?

    • Once your application has been submitted, a member of the Apprenticeship Team will be in contact to run through your application and the vacancies available in your area and inform you of the next steps in the application process.
    • Have an interview with the company and set up a trial
    • If successful, start your apprenticeship!

    Need more information? Call our Apprenticeship Team on 01672 519977 or email enquiries@haddontraining.co.uk.

Please click the tabs to view the varying apprenticeship pathways open to Haddon Training apprentices

Take this route if you wish to ride horses as part of your apprenticeship. This can be across any discipline.

At Level 2 you’ll learn the rules of the school, riding terminology, and how to ride in a secure, balanced position.

If you choose to progress to Level 3 you’ll be taught the principles of equitation theory, the use of exercises over ground poles and other key riding skills.

The non-riding pathway is for those who want to gain horse care knowledge but at the same time learn how to assist with the organisation of the yard.

At Level 2 you’ll learn to read customer needs and be given a further understanding of the IT systems and skills used in the workplace.

If you choose to progress to Level 3 you’ll master the preparation of saddlery and equipment both in work and at competitions, as well as being given key insights into the significance and benefits of promoting a business through various channels.

You can complete this pathway with a competition horse or thoroughbred horse stud. Your assessment will include a full understanding of equine reproduction, care of brood mares and of foals, and how to work safely in the environment.

At Level 2 you’ll learn the methods, equipment and technology currently used to breed and register equines.

If you choose to progress to Level 3 you’ll learn about foaling and the care of mares and neonates, including fostering and how to manage an emergency foaling situation.

Within this pathway, there’s a riding or non-riding route.

At Level 2 you’ll learn how to provide care for racehorses both at home and at the races and gain a greater understanding of the racing industry.

If you choose to progess to Level 3 you’ll be supervising racehorses and staff on the yard and at the races, as well as handling and preparing thoroughbreds.

  • Pathways

    Please click the tabs to view the varying apprenticeship pathways open to Haddon Training apprentices

  • Riding

    Take this route if you wish to ride horses as part of your apprenticeship. This can be across any discipline.

    At Level 2 you’ll learn the rules of the school, riding terminology, and how to ride in a secure, balanced position.

    If you choose to progress to Level 3 you’ll be taught the principles of equitation theory, the use of exercises over ground poles and other key riding skills.

  • Non-riding

    The non-riding pathway is for those who want to gain horse care knowledge but at the same time learn how to assist with the organisation of the yard.

    At Level 2 you’ll learn to read customer needs and be given a further understanding of the IT systems and skills used in the workplace.

    If you choose to progress to Level 3 you’ll master the preparation of saddlery and equipment both in work and at competitions, as well as being given key insights into the significance and benefits of promoting a business through various channels.

  • Breeding

    You can complete this pathway with a competition horse or thoroughbred horse stud. Your assessment will include a full understanding of equine reproduction, care of brood mares and of foals, and how to work safely in the environment.

    At Level 2 you’ll learn the methods, equipment and technology currently used to breed and register equines.

    If you choose to progress to Level 3 you’ll learn about foaling and the care of mares and neonates, including fostering and how to manage an emergency foaling situation.

  • Racing

    Within this pathway, there’s a riding or non-riding route.

    At Level 2 you’ll learn how to provide care for racehorses both at home and at the races and gain a greater understanding of the racing industry.

    If you choose to progess to Level 3 you’ll be supervising racehorses and staff on the yard and at the races, as well as handling and preparing thoroughbreds.