Horse Care courses available with KEITS:


Equine Groom Level 2 Standard

The occupation requires competent individuals who are committed to the safety and welfare of the horses in their care. They will use their theoretical knowledge and understanding, practical experience and empathy to maintain the horses’ physical and psychological well-being within a safe working environment. This is a practical, “hands on” occupation where apprentices will work under supervision individually or as part of a diverse team. The Equine Groom is an integral part in the life of the horse, providing essential day-to-day care. They will be involved with feeding, grooming, cleaning equipment, handling, preparing, exercising the horses and carrying out routine yard duties.

The Equine Groom may also be required to assist with the preparation of, transport to and care for horses at competitions, the races, sales, shows and other public appearances. Dependent on which sector of the industry the Equine Groom has chosen, appropriate people skills will be essential.

The Equine Groom apprentice will need to decide in which sector of the industry they wish to progress and select the appropriate occupational route.

There are FIVE specialised routes for the employer and the apprentice to select from to suit job role and responsibilities;

  • Breeding specific             
  • Driving specific 
  • Racing specific  
  • Riding specific   
  • Non Riding specific

Expected Duration: 12 -18 months with a minimum of 12 months


Advanced Apprenticeship in Horse Care

The framework is comprised of:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Horse Care and Management
  • Lantra Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • 1st 4 Sport Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Horse Care
  • EQL Award in the Principles of Horse Care (11 credits, not full stage 3)
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English at level 2

Pathways available in the Advanced Apprenticeship are:

  • Horse Care and Management Pathway 0071 -31
  • Horse Care and Riding Pathway 0071-32
  • Horse Care and Breeding Pathway 0071-33
  • Horse Care and Coaching Pathway 0071-34

We also offer:

  • Level 1 Diploma in Horse Care
  • Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Horse Care
  • 1st 4 Sport Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Horse Care
Horse Care Job Profile Equine Groom Standard Summary Equine Groom Standard Assessment Plan
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KEITS have provided brilliant training and support throughout my course.

Nicola Lawrence
Corham Stables