Expand your career in the Equine Industry

Business Administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services.

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The apprenticeship will:

  • Broaden skills through supporting and engaging with different parts of an organisation.
  • Interact with customers and staff.
  • Involve you in finding ways to make the organisation more efficient and finding solutions to problems.
  • The role of an equine business administrator

    The role of an Equine Business Administrator is wide-ranging and covers;

    • Using multiple IT packages and systems relevant to the business. Examples include MS Office or equivalent packages.
    • Producing accurate records and documents including: emails, letters, files, payments, reports and proposals.
    • Making improvements and presenting solutions to management.
    • Building and maintaining strong and positive relationships within your team and wider across the business.
    • Becomes a role model to peers and team members, developing coaching skills as knowledge is gained.

    The Equine Business Administrator will take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks, manages priorities and time in order to successfully meet deadlines. They will possess all the necessary skills to lead by example and will have the knowledge required to implement effective systems relating to running the yards business. They will be capable making timely and effective decisions based on sound reasoning and is able to deal with challenges in a mature way.

    All apprentices will be entering professional employment; receiving a contract of employment and being paid in line with the Apprentice National Minimum Wage and current Government guidance. Working in the equine industry requires dedication and commitment, as well as, learning and adhering to safe working practices.

  • Entry Requirements
    • To apply for this apprenticeship you will need to be of school leaver age.
    • 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.
    • As part of this apprenticeship, you will be supported to undertake maths and English Level 2 functional skills qualifications if you haven’t already achieved a GCSE grade 4-9, A*-C or a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification.
  • Teaching, learning and assessment

    Throughout your journey, you will learn the core apprenticeship components, taking part in monthly sessions with your Trainer-Coach, accessing different learning systems and spending time learning and enhancing skills, knowledge and behaviours whilst at work. If required you will also be supported to develop your maths and English, in preparation for your functional skills qualifications. You will then be assessed by a final end point assessment (EPA) for your overall apprenticeship.

    Every four months you will practice your tests and assessments in preparation for EPA. Your EPA consists of a knowledge test, observation at work and a professional discussion. These are all designed to prove competence in the workplace and you are fully supported in your preparation for this.

    All our Trainer-Coaches are experts in the business sector and will be on hand to support you throughout your apprenticeship. They will check your knowledge and understanding through a variety of methods including assignments, workbooks, tailored resources, and observations before agreeing with you and your employer that you are ready to take your final endpoint assessment.

  • Next steps

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

    You may wish to study our Level 3 learning mentor apprenticeship in order to support and guide others on their learning journey.

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

    Visit our Learner page for more details on undertaking an apprenticeship


If you have a passion for horses, apply today or view our current vacancies here