Courses > Equine

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Poultec have been delivering training for over 15 years and have an excellent record of providing the service and skills that sectors requires. All of Poultec’s work-based Diplomas and Apprenticeships are delivered on the learner’s yard which ensures all of the training is 100% relevant and reduces disruption to the employer. Poultec employs a team of industry competent assessors which allows us to provide coverage across the East of England.

As well as Workbased Diplomas and Apprenticeships, Poultec offers a wide range of short courses which cover all aspects of horse care, such as Transporting Horses on Long and Short journeys. These can be delivered on the employer’s premises, at Poultec’s training centre or at any other suitable location.

Courses > Equine

Description – The Apprenticeship is aimed at learners who work or want to work in the equine industry. It allows the learner to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression. Units can be chosen to meet the specific pathway (Horse Care, Riding and Breeding).

Content – The qualification includes the following framework:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Work based Horse Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care
  • Level 1 Functional Skills Maths and English
  • Employee Rights & Responsibilities

Benefits – The successful Apprentice will have an increased knowledge or understanding of:

  • Employer expectations of working in the industry
  • Provision of feed and water
  • Recognising and treating minor ailments
  • Appropriate handling and restraining techniques
  • Other core tasks as defined by the employer

Duration – 12-18 months

Progression – Advanced Apprenticeship in Horse Care & Management

Description – The Apprenticeship is aimed at learners who want to manage a team or assist with the day to day running of a yard. It allows the learner to learn, develop and practice the skills acquired while completing level 2 or through prior experience of working in the equine industry. Units can be chosen to meet the specific pathway (breeding, coaching or riding).

Content – The qualification includes the following framework:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Work based Horse Care and Management
  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care and Management
  • Level 2 Functional Skills Maths and English
  • Employee Rights & Responsibilities

Benefits – The successful Apprentice will have an increased knowledge or understanding of:

  • The requirements of day-to-day running of a yard
  • Planning diets for a variety of horses
  • Recognising healthcare problems and providing relevant treatments
  • Health & Safety legislation and organisational requirements
  • Best practice for the caring of horses in a variety of environments

Duration – 18-24 months

Progression – Assistant Yard Manager / ILM Management qualification

Description – The Diploma is aimed at learners who work or want to work in the equine industry. It allows the learner to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression. Units can be chosen to meet the specific pathway (horse care, riding and breeding).

Content – The qualification includes the following mandatory units:

  • Clean and maintain stables
  • Provide feed and water to horses
  • Carryout routine care and monitor the health and wellbeing of horses
  • Restrain horses using specified methods
  • Monitoring and maintaining health & safety
  • Maintain and develop personal performance
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Sector specific pathways include:

  • Horse Care
  • Riding
  • Breeding

Benefits – The successful Apprentice will have an increased knowledge or understanding of:

  • Employer expectations of working in the industry
  • Provision of feed and water
  • Recognising and treating minor ailments
  • Appropriate handling and restraining techniques
  • Other core tasks as defined by the employer

Duration – 12-18 months

Progression – Level 3 Diploma in Work based Horse Care and Managment

Description – The Diploma is aimed at learners who want to build on the skills and knowledge through level 2 or prior experience in the equine industry. It allows the learner to learn, develop and practice the skills to be able to manage a team or assist with the day to day running of a yard. Units can be chosen to meet the specific pathway (management, riding, breeding and coaching).

Content – The qualification includes the following mandatory units:

  • Receive a horse and carryout an initial assessment
  • Plan diets and implement feeding regimes for horses
  • Monitor and maintain stocks of feed and bedding
  • Promote the health & wellbeing of horses
  • Deliver basic healthcare treatments to horses
  • Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security of the workplace
  • Mange your own resources

Sector specific pathways include:

  • Management
  • Riding
  • Breeding
  • Coaching

Benefits – The successful Apprentice will have an increased knowledge or understanding of:

  • The requirements of day-to-day running of a yard
  • Planning diets for a variety of horses
  • Recognising healthcare problems and providing relevant treatments
  • Health & Safety legislation and organisational requirements
  • Best practice for the caring of horses in a variety of environments

Duration – 18-24 months

Progression – Assistant Yard Manager / ILM Management Qualification