Apprenticeship in Horse Care - Equine Groom - Intermediate (Level 2)


Helen Wild

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £124.50
30.0 hours per week Shifts to be confirmed.
duration: 13 months
start: 7 May 2020
Intermediate (Level 2)
Equine Groom (apprenticeship standard)
30 April 2020 (application closing date)
Day to day horse care including the general care and condition of the horses, preparing them for competition or riding.


Duties will include all aspects of horse care e.g.

  • Grooming
  • Mucking out
  • Trimming
  • Plaiting
  • Lungeing
  • Health care
  • Travelling
  • Feeding
  • Grooming at competitions / riding

Joining an SCT Apprenticeship programme is a serious commitment. To achieve the qualification and be successful in your job you will need to be hard working, prepared to work outdoors in all weather and often at weekends.

Future Prospects

Progression to Advanced Apprenticeship.

Reality Check

You will be working outside and often at weekends.  Working with horses can be physically demanding so a level of fitness is required.

The hours of work will be agreed with the employer and the weekly pay will be in accordance with the hours worked. You may be asked to start early e.g. 7.00am or finish late e.g. 7.00pm and some weekend work being involved, but this will be agreed with the employer

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

World class training and on-line learning available for all apprentices.

International level yards in show jumping, eventing and dressage.

SCT works throughout the East Midlands and Yorkshire, with employers in riding schools, livery yards, competition yards up to international level.

Please apply through the Stubbing Court Training Ltd website

Skills Required

It would be advantageous to have some previous experience with horses.

Qualities Required

To achieve the qualification and be successful in your job you need to be hard working, reliable, punctual and able to work outdoors in all weathers and often at weekends.

We do everything we can to help you achieve, but we also expect some things from you, to:

  • Always try your best 
  • Be reliable at all times
  • Attend work and off-the-job training punctually and reliably
  • Be polite, tidy and cheerful
  • Complete the work set out in your Action Plans by the target date
  • Follow instructions
  • Work safely
  • Always ask if you are not sure about anything

Qualifications Required

No formal qualifications required.

Training Provided

Apprentices will achieve a practical (or 'competence') qualification:

  • Level 2 - Equine Groom
  • Certificate in Horse Care
  • Diploma in Work Based Horse Care 
  • Apprentices will also achieve a theory-based (or 'knowledge') qualification:
  • Award in Business for the Environment and Land-based Sector
  • Award in The Principles of Horse Care
  • Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care
  • First Aid
  • Health and Safety
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required 
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