Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship - Intermediate (Level 2)

New Direction (Employer)

Haddon Training Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £166.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, times TBC.
12 months (duration)
15 January 2021(start date)
Equine Groom (apprenticeship standard)
13 January 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

For anyone looking to work with horses in an environment that is dedicated to helping others. There is a unique opening at New Direction for a level 2 equine groom apprentice.


New Direction specialise in helping young people who have difficulties in accessing mainstream education due to either learning disabilities or behavioural problems. They take pride in teaching and developing their students based on personalised learning.

New Direction are very different to mainstream schools. Teaching is based on personalised learning through which they develop individual education plans which take careful account of the needs of each pupil.

They have a range of expertise in counselling and therapeutic interventions which help them understand the needs and aspirations of their pupils. These, along with the close-knit nature of their community, help to support the pupils back into learning. New Direction strive to do this in a way that makes every young person realise the value of learning.

They specialise in the use of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. This plays a significant role in our support for all members of our community and is also available as a separate service, and so they are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Equine Groom to join their them!

General duties to include;

  • Mucking out
  • Turning out/bringing in
  • Tack cleaning
  • Tacking up
  • Feeding
  • Filling hay nets
  • Clipping/pulling/plaiting/trimming
  • Bathing
  • Rug changing
  • Paddock maintenance
  • Schooling
  • Riding
  • First aid
  • Holding for vet/farrier/dentist

Future Prospects

Possibility of Level 3 Senior Groom Apprenticeship on completion of Level 2 apprenticeship.

Reality Check

No accommodation.

Skills Required

  • Experience with horses would be beneficial

Qualities Required

  • Keen to be successful within the equine industry

Qualifications Required

Must be able to work towards Level 1 or higher in Functional Skills maths and English, or C/4 or above in GCSEs or equivalent.

Training Provided

  • Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship standard
  • Full training provided through the Equine Apprenticeship supported by Haddon Training
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