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Education: age 14-18 + Traineeships & Apprenticeships

Education, Training & Employment:

Level 1 Equine Care & Management

Ideal for possible/pre Neet youngsters with school/training support – shared course option – see below.

Useful for employers for traineeships or apprenticeships in conjunction with a training organisation locally.

  • This Lantra website industries section is helpful and should have up to date information for employers wanting to take on an apprentice.
    • Lantra is Land based training organisation and awarding body.
    • Lantra is recognised by the regulatory bodies Ofqual, SQA and Qualification Wales. This means that you can be sure their qualifications are nationally recognised.
    • See below for full list of training providers in England and Wales

Apprenticeships are an excellent way for businesses to source and recruit new exciting talent, together with using Apprenticeship training to up – skill and train existing staff within their organisation.

Apprentices can help employers gain the competitive edge, bring new ideas and ensure you have a workforce plan which is sustainable and will grow.

It can be time consuming to train someone – but there is help at hand – see below how we can help you with the theory training they will need.

Take on an apprentice and offer them the practical and theory training for your industry.  It can be time consuming and therefore costly to train someone – but there is help at hand – see below how we can help you with the theory training they will need.

Currently, the national minimum wage for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. The minimum apprenticeship wage applies to those aged 16-18, and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. All other apprentices should be paid the national minimum wage for their age, or more.5 Apr 2017

For those youngsters who have been unsuccessful in gaining an Apprenticeship a Traineeship might be the answer.

Government funding is available to employers who offer training and apprenticeships.

In the equine industry the trainees you take on will probably need to work on a day release programme with you – i.e. they will do one day a week at college to gain the required skills apart from those they will learn with you. It will all be worked out in conjunction with the training company in your area- this could be one of the colleges or a specific company.

You are in a good position to offer the practical training to new staff/apprentices/trainees on a day to day basis as they work alongside you.  However, we realise that yards are busy places and you may have limited time to go into the detail of the theory of equine management for the course curriculum.

With the funding you get for your new staff members training, rather than spending your valuable time in giving them lots of mini lectures on the theory behind the jobs they are doing, why not consider using Lingfield Equine Distance Learning courses to provide your new staff member with the theory knowledge.

Consider giving them a warm space and a short time to study a couple of times a week. It won’t be all down to you though – they must do some studying and research work at home.

The training company will do the rest – contact them today to see how offer an apprenticeship.

Click here for a 2 page list of training companies and colleges who can help.

Ask them about offering apprenticeships at your yard.

Check this distance learning programme out for your trainee/apprentice staff.  It is subsidised specifically for your career students.  If you have two apprentices we are prepared to allow a shared option on Intermediate Diplomas via the employers payment only.

(£348 + £50 – that means just £398 for both students taking 2 courses at Level 1 & 2 standard)

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