Are you passionate about caring for animals? An equine apprenticeship is ideal for anyone who has an interest in horses. Be part of an industry that is committed to their wellbeing and devoted to safeguarding their future.
Whether you’re interested in working with thoroughbreds, draft horses or ponies, there are many job opportunities. Learn how to improve the wellbeing of a foal and become an equine therapist. Discover the latest riding techniques and what it takes to become a riding coach.
The apprenticeship can provide you with a range of skills, such as horse welfare, yard instruction and racing organisation. The skills you develop can help you work in a riding school, livery club, or competition enclosure. Whatever your interests, the apprenticeship can help you succeed in the equine industry.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 5 or Level 6.
Your qualification includes:
Horse Care at SCQF Level 5
Horse Care at SCQF Level 6
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
Care for a variety of horses
Treat injuries and ailments that horses suffer from
Assist in the safe feeding of horses on grass
Develop an understanding of best stable routine practices
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as grooming and race management.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a range of options. Choose to carry on your studies with an equine management degree or go into full-time work.
Further education: Improve your academic knowledge by studying for a bachelor’s degree in equine science. Your experience will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a job in the equine industry. Several jobs are listed below:
There are no set requirements for the apprenticeship, However, it is good to have an interest in horse care.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12 to 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.