A Foundation Apprenticeship is a work-based learning programme where the learner is “earning while learning”. It focuses on developing the skills required to enable the learner to gain full time employment in the Equine Industry. The programme is aimed at learners over the age of 16. The Apprentice will be employed and receive at least the minimum Apprentice wage. The Apprentice has the option to attend college on a day release basis as pre agreed with the Training Adviser and should achieve the Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework within the agreed timescale. The learner will also complete Essential Skills qualifications in both communication and Application of Number.
Learners who have successfully completed this Foundation Apprenticeship at the required standard, can progress onto an Apprenticeship at Level 3.
Learners following this Foundation Apprenticeship will have to achieve a framework of qualifications which will include:
Essential Skills must be achieved in order for a successful completion these are:
BHS Horse Knowledge and Care and Riding and Road Safety examination which can be undertaken at Coleg Sir Gar Pibwrlwyd Equine Unit.
The learner will be continually assessed both in the work place and at college which will include coursework, assignments, practical work, work based evidence and observations.
There are no specific entry requirements for the Equine Foundation Apprenticeship; however, there are qualifications or experience that will help learners understand the sector prior to starting, for example:
These programmes are part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.
British Horse Society Gold Membership is required.