If you are mad about horses and would love a job in the equine industry then our courses can open up a wide range of career options for you. Whether that’s the welfare, husbandry and supervision of horses in a stable or livery, training thoroughbred racehorses, coaching and breeding, or being a jockey, show jumper or support technician, we can help you achieve your goal every step of the way.
Apprenticeships allow you to work while gaining a nationally recognised qualification at the same time, so why not combine your love of horses with earning money. To enjoy a career in the industry you must have a passion for horses and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and a strong determination to succeed.
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You are employed in the horse care industry and would like to gain a nationally recognised qualification.
Horse Care Apprenticeship Level 2.
This apprenticeship will help you prepare for a more supervisory role, which could include planning horses’ diet, nutrition and health plans.
During the course you will learn how to promote and maintain the health and well-being of horses, prepare horses for work, maintain their health and well-being during transportation and ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety. Over the course of 18 to 24 months you will spend one day every two weeks during term time in college and the rest of the week at your workplace.
At our Duchy College Stoke Climsland campus we have two indoor arenas, a large outdoor arena, a weighbridge, horse walker, wash down and solarium facilities, as well as industry standard equipment and technology.
In Devon our Bicton College campus is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty and includes an indoor and outdoor arena, two industry standard teaching rooms, judging areas, two full sets of show jumps, weighbridge, solarium and walker. There are also two separate yards.
Our fantastic links with employers in both riding and non-riding settings. You'll also love our industry standard facilities.
Continue working in the industry using your skills and expertise or university study such as our FdSc Equitation, Training & Behaviour.
Holly-Anne Drowne Level 3 Equine Apprenticeship
“I work as a groom and rider at Burrell Farm near Saltash, for renowned racehorse trainer Jackie du Plessis. At the yard we train point-to-point horses, national hunt racehorses and offer DIY livery so I get to do a bit of everything! I started my Level 3 Apprenticeship in October 2016 after completing my A-Levels, having always wanted to work in racing. Studying at Duchy College meant that I could stay locally and work, rather than having to go away to racing school for months at a time, plus I get to keep my own horse here at the yard. I am really enjoying my apprenticeship as I get to apply the theory I learn in college into practice straight away on the yard, and of course I’m doing something I love.”
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.