Apprenticeship standard: senior equine groom

Describes the job role that an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them by the equestrian sector.


Apprenticeship standard for a senior equine groom

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This document is relevant to:

  • employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
  • training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available

The approved standard outlines the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of the apprentice and the job they will need to be able to do by the time they have completed their apprenticeship.

This standard is not yet ready to use.

An apprenticeship standard is only available for delivery when both the standard and assessment plan is approved and a funding band (core government contribution) has been assigned to the standard.

Under our reforms, employer-designed standards will replace frameworks over the course of this parliament.

Employers involved in creating this standard

If you’d like to get involved and contribute to the development of the senior equine groom standard, please read the guidance for trailblazers, and email the trailblazer contact:

The standard for a senior equine groom was developed by:

  • Trent Park Equestrian Centre
  • Abbotsholme Stud
  • Alec Miles Equestrian
  • Ann Duffield
  • Badsworth + Bramham Moor Hunt
  • Beccy Broughton Equine UK
  • Berkshire Riding Centre Ltd
  • Blue Cross
  • Borland Quarter Horses
  • Brampton Stables
  • Bransby Horses
  • Catherston Stud
  • Checkendon Equestrian Centre
  • David Griffiths Racing
  • Ed Dunlop Racing Ltd
  • Girsonfield Stud
  • Halefield Stud
  • Heros
  • Hole Farm Trekking
  • Horseworld
  • Household Cavalry
  • Ingestre Stables
  • James Moffatt
  • Jedd O’keeffe Racing
  • Jo Bates
  • John Quinn Racing
  • Judy Harvey Equestrian
  • Kings Troop Royal
  • Horse Artillery
  • Lluest Horse & Pony Trust
  • Mcgran Eventing
  • Michael Dods Racing
  • Minta Winn Carriage Driving
  • Mount St.John
  • Newsells Park Stud
  • Newstead Stables
  • Nick Kent Racing
  • North East Driving Association
  • Polo Permits
  • Redwings Horse Sanctuary
  • Severnvale Equestrian Centre
  • Shadwell Estate Company
  • Sheepcote Equestrian Services
  • Spring Farm/Di Lampard Equestrian Summerhouse
  • Tall Trees Racing Ltd
  • The Donkey Sanctuary
  • The Horse Trust
  • The National Stud
  • The Talland School Of Equitation
  • The Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre
  • Tim Easterby Racing
  • Tony Coyle Racing
  • Tracey Newman Equestrian Training
  • Wellington Riding School
  • World Horse Welfare
  • The Association Of British Riding Schools Ltd (Abrs)
  • The British Equestrian Federation (Bef)
  • The British Groom Association (Bga)
  • The British Horseracing Authority (Bha)
  • The British Horse Society (Bhs)
  • JBC Ltd
  • BHS