NLBC Sector: Equine Care & Management

Sub-sectors: Equine veterinary, stud, horseracing, equitation, equestrian, farriery, equine dental, osteopathy and physiotherapy

Occupations: Farrier, groom, stable hand, head lad, head groom, competition groom, stud hand, stallion handler, foaling specialist, jockey, riding instructor, work rider, equine veterinarian, equine vet nurse, equine dental technician.

The British Horse Society

Many thousands of people enjoy a fulfilling career with horses, either directly, as coaches/teachers, grooms, stable staff, yard managers, ride leaders, or indirectly in journalism, merchandising, research and related industries. A career in the equestrian industry requires hard work and

The Farriers Registration Council

All persons who shoe horses, including their own within Great Britain*, are required to be registered under the Farriers (Registration) Act 1975, as amended. In Great Britain the approved route to becoming qualified is by undertaking an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Animal Jobs Direct

Want to work with animals but don’t know which is the right animal care career for you?  Choosing a relevant animal care training course will give you the best chance to find a job working with animals. We have information

Equine Apprenticeship (England)

The equine industry covers a wide range of areas including: riding schools, livery yards, competition yards, racing yards, clubs and hunts, instructors, working horses and studs and diversified equine activities. This provides a range of jobs such as: maintaining the

Equine Apprenticeship (Wales)

At Levels 2 and 3, there are three pathways covering the main areas of employment within the industry: horse care, racehorse care and harness horse care. Job opportunities include: assistant groom, stud groom, trek assistant, jockey, and harness horse groom.

Farriery Apprenticeship (England)

A farrier is a skilled crafts person with the skills and knowledge of shoeing all types of equine feet, whether normal or defective, making shoes to suit all types of animal and working conditions and of devising corrective measures that

Farriery Apprenticeship (Wales)

The farriery profession is a highly regulated industry under the Farriers (Registration) Act 1975. This apprenticeship offers a Level 3 entry route into the profession, providing learners entering the industry with the skills and knowledge to provide a service to

Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework Equine Industry

The equine industry is diverse, covering riding schools, livery yards, competition yards, clubs, instructors and racing yards. Successful completion of the provision will lead to the award of a Level 2 qualification and recognition as a qualified person within the

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