Darren Fretwell

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

Darren Fretwell (Employer)

Stubbing Court Training Limited (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £129.00
30.0 hours per week 30 hours per week to be arranged with the employer.
13 months (duration)
7 June 2021(start date)
Equine Groom (apprenticeship standard)
31 May 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

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, such as:

  • 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. 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

Please see the website for more information www.stubbingcourttraining.com

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 National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for Apprentices will be £4.30 per hour from 1 April 2021. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.  The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.


For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


World class training and online 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 www.stubbingcourttraining.com



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.


Qualifications Required

No formal qualifications required.

Training Provided

Functional Skills, if required

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