Intermediate Apprenticeship in Equine

About the course

This programme is suitable for those employed within the sector, seeking to gain competence and a recognised qualification within the industry.

Through College attendance on a day release basis, candidates will receive high quality training and development combined with the awareness of the commercial attributes and skills required to run and work within a successful equine business. The Intermediate Apprenticeship seeks to encourage excellence and raise standards within the industry through developing highly skilled and employable staff.

Programme Length

Candidates will be required to attend Myerscough College (Preston Campus) one day per week and will undertake training and assessment over a minimum* of 18 months, dependent on initial assessment.

*Minimum durations apply for 16 – 18 year old. 19 + learners can apply for accredited prior learning which may reduce the duration. Funding rules dictate a minimum of 12 months duration.

Venue

Work Based blended delivery programme consisting predominantly of on-site training and assessment within the workplace, supported by off-site technical training at Myerscough College one day per week during term time. Course teaching, learning and assessment is enhanced through the effective use of e portfolio and distance learning resources to ensure flexible delivery is responsive to learner, employer and situational needs.

Programme Length

Work-based delivery over a minimum * of 18 months, dependent on initial assessment.

*Minimum durations apply for 16 – 18 year olds. 19 + learners can apply for accredited prior learning which may reduce the duration. Funding rules dictate a minimum of 12 months duration.

Programme Structure

The Apprenticeship is made up of a number of different nationally recognised qualifications:

Competence Qualification:

Level 2 Diploma in Workbased Horse Care (Horse Care and Riding)

(3 units from Group A and 5 units from Group B required)

Knowledge Qualification

Level 2 Award in Business for the Environment and Land-based Sector

Functional Skills:

Level 1 English

Level 1 Mathematics

Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Delivered and assessed through a workbook

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement

Course modules

Competence Qualification

Clean and maintain stables

Provide feed and water to horses

Carry out routine care and monitor the health and well-being of horses

Restrain horses using specified methods

Monitoring and maintaining health and safety

Maintain and develop personal performance

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Group A - Ride horses on the road

Group A - Ride a horse in the open

Group A - Ride and lead a horse

Group A - Jump a schooled horse

Group A - Assist the trek leader during a trek

Group B - Prepare a stable for a horse

Group B - Fit and remove horse clothing

Group B - Plait and trim horses manes and tails

Group B - Clean and groom horses for appearance

Group B - Assess grazing land for the introduction of horses

Group B - Turn out, catch and maintain horses when turned out

Group B - Fit, remove and maintain tack for exercise

Group B - Long rein a horse under supervision

Group B - Lunge a horse under supervision

Group B - Care for horses after exercise

Group B - Assist with the preparation of horses for sale

Group B - Assist with pre and post trek procedures

Group B - Assist with the day to day care of performance horses

Group B - Assist with the care of performance horses after strenuous exercise

Group B - Assist with the care of horses at competitions

Group B - Prepare horses for riders with special requirements

Group B - Assist with mounting and dismounting riders with special requirements

Group B - Assist with receiving a horse and carry out an initial assessment

Group B - Assist with the rehabilitation of horses

Group B - Load and unload animals for transportation

Group A - Ride a schooled horse

Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification

Knowledge Qualification

Level 2 Award in Business for the Environment and Land-based Sector

Functional Skills

Level 1 English

Level 1 Mathematics

Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Delivered and assessed through a workbook

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to clarify course appropriateness. Entrants must have the ability to achieve Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics and be able to cope with the Level 2 vocational qualification. They must also have a contract of employment working for a minimum for 30 hours/week. You will be subject to interview and an initial ride and vocational skills assessment. Riding assessments will take place on set dates at Myerscough College, with interviews carried out separately.

Progression

Apprentices successfully completing the Intermediate Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in Equine or other Further Education courses.

Careers

Typical jobs apprentices will be able to progress onto on completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship will depend on the qualifications and experience gained.

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