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Equine Groom Level 2 Apprenticeship

Programme Type: Apprenticeship
Availability: Isle of Wight only
Horse Care & Riding Learner

Is it for me?

If you are committed to the safety and welfare of the horses, would like the opportunity to handle a variety of horses in different working environments and be prepared to work in all weather conditions this Apprenticeship will provide the opportunity you need to start your career in the equine business.

Essential Information

Entry Requirements
No formal entry requirements
Course Length
13 months
Start Date
Set by the employer
Mainly in the workplace. Some knowledge sessions and testing may take place at one of our campuses.
Qualifications Achievable

Maths & English up to Level 2 if required


This apprenticeship will enable you to develop your knowledge and skills to maintain the horses' physical and psychological well-being within a safe working environment. The Equine Groom is an integral part in the life of the horse, providing essential day-to-day care and you will be involved with feeding, grooming, cleaning equipment, handling, preparing, exercising the horses and carrying out routine yard duties. This is a practical, "hands on" job where you will work under supervision on an individual basis or as part of a team. This Equine Groom apprenticeship will also provide the opportunity to develop your riding knowledge and skills.
What will I learn during the programme?

During your Apprenticeship you will learn about safe working practices, yard and field routines and duties as well as gaining knowledge and skills in horse anatomy, physiology, welfare, handling, care and appearance. You will also learn how to fit, clean and store a variety of saddlery equipment and prepare horses for travel. This programme includes the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of riding theory and the skills necessary to ride in the open.

How will I be assessed?

During your Apprenticeship you will work alongside your HTP Training Consultant who will provide continuous assessment and feedback to ensure you successfully complete your Apprenticeship. On completion of your training programme you will demonstrate what you have learnt through a short, multiple choice test,  practical observation and professional discussion based on the work you will have completed during your Apprenticeship.

What advice and guidance can I expect to receive?

From the time you contact us, during training, and after you complete your programme, our experienced staff are on hand to provide you with the help and advice you need to achieve your career aspirations. More information about the Careers Programme we offer can be found on our Support Page or contact one of our Recruitment and Careers Advisors using our Contact Form or by calling 01983 533926.

Need to go deeper into the details of this Apprenticeship?

Full, up-to-date details of this Apprenticeship can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships website here:

What can I do after this Apprenticeship?

Following successful completion of your apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to progress onto the Senior Equine Groom Advanced Apprenticeship
Contact us now and get onto your career-boosting Apprenticeship

Newport Old Grammar School Campus: 01983 533926

Temporary campus closure

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Temporary campus closure

Due to exciting work starting to expand facilities at The Old Grammar School Campus, the building will be closed until the beginning of August.

In the meantime please refer all contact and visits to our Riverbank Campus in Little London, Newport PO30 5BS.

All calls will automatically be redirected, and apprentices and students will be notified directly of any changes to training or exam arrangements.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused while this work is being carried out.

Our Portsmouth Campus is unaffected and is operating as normal.