Level 3 Senior Equine Groom Apprenticeships

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Equine Studies EQ122E05/22/1 Apprenticeship

Course Information

The Senior Equine Groom will be committed to the safety and welfare of horses in their care, having a sound knowledge of horse anatomy and physiology and the ability to recognise and treat common minor injuries and ailments. They will be capable of presenting horses to a high standard and can demonstrate the skills required to groom, plait and clip horses. This apprenticeship follows a ‘core and options’ approach, allowing the flexibility to learn core subjects and then specialise.


  • Level 2 Equine Groom
Course Content
  • We offer the following pathways to choose from; breeding, driving, racing, riding or non-riding.
Entry Requirements
  • GCSE Grade 4 or C in maths and English or level 2 functional skills in maths and English. Employers may stipulate additional eligibility requirements.
    Entry is subject to a successful interview and you will undertake an initial assessment in maths and English regardless of previous qualifications.
    You must be working under a suitable and relevant contract of employment for a minimum of 30 hours a week.
Next Steps
  • You will have the opportunity to progress on to a higher level apprenticeship standard or to continue working within the industry.
Career Opportunities
  • Assistant yard manager, assistant instructor/coach, competition groom, racing industry.

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
Throughout the Year Dependant on apprenticeship
Mode of attendance
Day of the week Number of sessions
Dependant on apprenticeship Dependant on apprenticeship
Course Fees

There are no course fees for eligible students. Students will also earn a full-time wage while they are working for their apprenticeship employer.

Materials Required

You will need access to a PC/laptop to develop your e-portfolio.
You may be required to purchase PPE and/or tools to use at work.

What's next?

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