Horse Care Apprenticeship - Intermediate (Level 2)


Witham Villa Riding Centre

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £166.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, times TBC
duration: 15 months
start: 1 July 2020
Intermediate (Level 2)
Equine Groom (apprenticeship standard)
28 June 2020 (application closing date)
Level 2 Horse Care Apprenticeship. This is a Fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.


Our Premier Equestrian Centre is situated in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside and has provided excellent horse-riding lessons and services to all our customers since 1992 and we endeavour to improve continuously.

As a busy riding school, we teach progressive horse-riding lessons to all our clients. We are British Horse Society, Association of British Riding Schools & Council Approved Riding Establishment and a BHS Where to Train Approved centre to BHS AI.

In our 2014 Where to Train Inspection Report the general comments were: ”All the horses were in very good condition, the centre is very neat and tidy which helps give a very good impression of the high level of horse care and teaching”. In addition, the inspector commented that he felt the centre would make a very good stage Four training centre due to the high-quality horses and training available.

We are a Pony Club Centre and British Riding Club Centre enabling non horse or pony owning riders to become part of these national organisations and work to improve their skills. We welcome riders of all ages (minimum age 4 years) and abilities to our stables and look forward to seeing you joining in one of our riding lessons.

General duties include;

  • Mucking out
  • Turning out and bringing in
  • Tacking up and tack cleaning
  • Exercising the horses
  • Grooming
  • Potential opportunity to become a trainer (for the right candidate)

Future Prospects

Possibility of Level 3 Horse Care Apprenticeship on completion of Level 2.

Reality Check

Possibility of accommodation and to take own horse - TBC.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

Skills Required

  • Experience with horses is essential

Qualities Required

  • Keen and enthusiastic
  • Ambitious and hardworking
  • Positive attitude
  • Willing to work outside in all weather

Qualifications Required

Must be able to work towards Level 1 or higher in Functional Skills maths and English.

Training Provided

Full training provided through the Equine Apprenticeship supported by Haddon Training.

  • Equine Groom Level 2 Apprenticeship
  • Functional skills if required
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