The next step in your learning adventure

The level 3 apprenticeship in Horse Care and Management is designed for those wanting to further their careers in the industry and begin to embark on a more senior role.

This apprenticeship can be tailored to different specialisms including riding, yard-based (non-riding), breeding, and racing. We are also able to offer the BHS Stages as a pathway in Wales. This apprenticeship will allow you to develop the necessary skills to supervise and manage the implementation of training and care programmes for horses in a range of environments.

 

Whichever pathway you take, you’ll have the skills and the grounding to start a career working with horses in any discipline.

  • The role of a level 3 apprentice includes

    The role is wide-ranging and covers

    • Management of competition horses.
    • Delivering basic health treatment.
    • Implementing feeding regimes.

    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. Working in the equine industry requires dedication and commitment, as well as, learning and adhering to safe working practices, being flexible and prepared to work in all weather conditions.

  • Entry Requirements

    To apply for this apprenticeship you will need to be of school leaver age. If you are already attending college or higher education you may still be eligible –please contact one of our team.

    If you are unsure of your eligibility, please just contact our friendly team to discuss.

  • Maths and English

    Essential Skills are a mandatory part of the apprenticeship programme in Wales. Application of Number and Communication will therefore be included in the delivery of the programme, unless you have achieved Grade A-C or 4-9 at GCSE level in maths and English, or up to a Level 2 Essential Skills qualification.

    Essential Skills are taken at Level 1 and at Level 2; Level 1 is taken as part of the Level 2 apprenticeship programme, and Level 2 is taken as part of the Level 3 apprenticeship programme.

    Within each essential skill, there is a control task and a confirmatory test. The control task is a controlled assessment undertaken in exam conditions in short periods of time across an 8-week time frame. The confirmatory test is a multiple-choice paper of 30 questions.

    You would be prepared and supported for both elements of the Essential Skills by your Trainer-Coach.

  • Teaching, learning and assessment

    You will be regularly assessed in the workplace by your Trainer-Coach, with testimonies from your Employer/Trainer. Case studies, pictures/videos and some written assignments/workbooks may also be used by your Trainer-Coach to check your knowledge and understanding.

  • What are the next steps in your career?

    The equine industry is vast. There will be scope to move up the ladder, or across the disciplines, and Haddon Training can support each individual apprentice’s goals. We have a variety of progression routes available for our apprentices; this could include progressing onto our Yard Management apprenticeship to further develop skills. Each assigned Trainer-Coach will be there to help you decide on the next step.

Apply today or view our current vacancies here

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

There are four pathways you can take depending on the type of employer you start an apprenticeship with. You’ll need to demonstrate the required knowledge and skills at each level to complete the one you choose.

The non-riding pathway is aimed at apprentices who are passionate about the care and welfare of the horse without wanting to ride. You will complete a combination of mandatory and optional units, the latter will depend on the type of yard you work on.

At Level 3 you could learn how to clip a horse, prepare horses for competitions and care for them after the event.

You will combine horse care with the riding pathway. You will complete a combination of mandatory and optional units, the latter will depend on the type of yard you work on.

At Level 3 you could learn how to ride horses for exercise, ride schooled horses on the flat and over jumps to maintain training.

This pathway is for apprentices working in a competition horse, or Thoroughbred stud; it combines horse care with specialist breeding units.

At Level 3 you will learn how to prepare a mare for covering, attend to a mare and foal during foaling, handle stallions, and maintain stud documentation.

These qualifications enable you to gain your BHSQ’s as part of our apprenticeship delivery.

If you choose this route, you should have completed the Stage 1 and Stage 2 BHSQ qualification prior to beginning our Level 2 Apprenticeship*

BHSQ Stage 3 Groom, Care and Lunge

On completion you will:

  • Have the knowledge to manage day-to-day activity, care and welfare of horses under your responsibility, with an established awareness of current legislation for working within a stable yard environment
  • Show competence in understanding equine behaviour, physiology and measuring vital health signs
  • Be able to recognise and treat common conditions and nutritional requirements of the horse, including assessment of condition and measurement of nutrition alongside fittening of the horse
  • Know how to fit tack for both flatwork and jumping, in addition to the use of studs

We can also offer the BHSQ Stage 4 Senior Yard Manager qualification for those who wish to progress further.  Please click here for more information on this.

 *Please contact us if you are unsure whether you meet this requirement

  • Pathways

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

    There are four pathways you can take depending on the type of employer you start an apprenticeship with. You’ll need to demonstrate the required knowledge and skills at each level to complete the one you choose.

  • Horse Care (Non-Riding)

    The non-riding pathway is aimed at apprentices who are passionate about the care and welfare of the horse without wanting to ride. You will complete a combination of mandatory and optional units, the latter will depend on the type of yard you work on.

    At Level 3 you could learn how to clip a horse, prepare horses for competitions and care for them after the event.

  • Horse Care and Riding

    You will combine horse care with the riding pathway. You will complete a combination of mandatory and optional units, the latter will depend on the type of yard you work on.

    At Level 3 you could learn how to ride horses for exercise, ride schooled horses on the flat and over jumps to maintain training.

  • Breeding

    This pathway is for apprentices working in a competition horse, or Thoroughbred stud; it combines horse care with specialist breeding units.

    At Level 3 you will learn how to prepare a mare for covering, attend to a mare and foal during foaling, handle stallions, and maintain stud documentation.

  • British Horse Society Exams

    These qualifications enable you to gain your BHSQ’s as part of our apprenticeship delivery.

    If you choose this route, you should have completed the Stage 1 and Stage 2 BHSQ qualification prior to beginning our Level 2 Apprenticeship*

    BHSQ Stage 3 Groom, Care and Lunge

    On completion you will:

    • Have the knowledge to manage day-to-day activity, care and welfare of horses under your responsibility, with an established awareness of current legislation for working within a stable yard environment
    • Show competence in understanding equine behaviour, physiology and measuring vital health signs
    • Be able to recognise and treat common conditions and nutritional requirements of the horse, including assessment of condition and measurement of nutrition alongside fittening of the horse
    • Know how to fit tack for both flatwork and jumping, in addition to the use of studs

    We can also offer the BHSQ Stage 4 Senior Yard Manager qualification for those who wish to progress further.  Please click here for more information on this.

     *Please contact us if you are unsure whether you meet this requirement