New Direction

Level 2 Horse Care Apprenticeship


New Direction

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £156.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday 40 Hours Per Week; shifts TBC
duration: 12 months
start: 2 October 2019
Intermediate(level 2)
Equine Groom (apprenticeship standard)
30 September 2019 (application closing date)
We specialise in the use of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. An apprentice is required to complete a Level 2 Horse Care Apprenticeship.


We specialise in helping young people who have difficulties in accessing mainstream education due to either learning disabilities or behavioural problems. We are very different to mainstream schools. Teaching is based on personalised learning through which we develop individual education plans which take careful account of the needs of each pupil.

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

We 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.

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 Horse Care Apprenticeship on completion of Level 2

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

Training Provided

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

  • Level 2 Equine Apprenticeship

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