New English Equestrian Apprenticeships get the Thumbs Up from Government
Prime Minister David Cameron has just announced the approval of the Equine Groom and Senior Equine Groom Apprenticeships’ Standards.
These new apprenticeships have been drawn up by a cross-discipline group representing all facets of equestrianism. The Steering Group is made up of individuals at the top of their discipline, wanting to produce complete and practical individuals, with excellent transferable skills and work ethos.
Prior to submitting the Standards to government for approval, these new standards were publicised via various press channels across the country and received an overall 93% approval from employers, confirming the need for change in preparing the future professionals for the equestrian industry.
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This is the first time that the entire equestrian industry has come to work together, highlighting the importance of this vital project. The second phase is due to start in early September when work on the End Point Assessment Plan for these apprenticeships will commence.