The Equine Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeship framework has been designed with industry to provide learners entering the profession with the skills and knowledge to work in the sector. The minimum duration of the Intermediate Apprenticeship is 18 months and Advanced Apprenticeship is 24 months.
There are three pathways covering the main areas of employment within the industry: Horse Care, Racehorse Care and Harness Horse Care. Job opportunities include: Assistant Groom, Stud Groom, Trek Assistant, Jockey, Harness Horse Groom and Yard Manager.
Following the successful completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship, there are many opportunities available which could include specialising within the profession, completing other vocational courses or progressing into Further and/or Higher Education.