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Apprenticeships in Wales

We offer apprenticeships throughout Wales, working with equine yards of all types and disciplines, including Racing.  


The Welsh government apprenticeship website provides employers information on the benefits of employing an apprentice.

Apprentices train ‘on the job’, you can train them to work in the way that YOU want, to support YOUR business needs on your yard.

We pride ourselves in delivering an exceptional service to both learners and employers.

Employers' guide: It’s time to recruit an apprentice and improve your business performance

If you are interested in employing an apprentice, please contact us on 01672 519977 or email enquiries@haddontraining.co.uk

You may also find our leaflet on Apprenticeships in Wales informative


We offer:

  • Horse Care Modern Apprenticeship at Level 2
  • Horse Care Advanced Apprenticeship at Level 3

For full details of the full range of options within the apprenticeships available to you, visit our Horse Care section.

The Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship framework comprises:

  • Diploma (formally NVQ)
  • Technical Certificate (Knowledge)
  • Employee’s Rights & Responsibilities
  • Essential Skills (Communication & Application of Number).

What are Essential Skills?

Essential Skills are a mandatory part of the apprenticeship programme in Wales.

In Communication you will cover:

  • Speaking and listening
  • Reading
  • Writing

In Application of Number you will cover:

  • Understanding numerical information
  • Carrying out calculations
  • Interpreting results and presenting your findings.

Both qualifications are project-based and will be completed with your assessor alongside your portfolio. There are no end tests.

How long does it take to complete?

There is no set timeframe to complete the qualification. Level 2 will typically last 8 to 12 months and Level 3 will last 12 to 15 months.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for a funded apprenticeship you must be:

  • Aged 16 to 24 at the time of application
  • Resident within the EU for 3 years or more
  • Must have a national insurance number
  • Must be employed on a yard for a minimum of 16 hours per week 
  • Must not be in full time education with a college or in state funded school 6th form

You will be paid the apprenticeship wage of £3.40 per hour (this can be increased at employers' discretion).

Apprentice guide: 10 reasons to be an apprentice 



Employer  Location 
Redbrook Equestrian Monmouth
Isca Livery Stables Gwent 
Springhill Farm Riding Stables Wrexham 
Traken Equestrian  Angelsey     
Ponderosa Equestrian Centre Newport
Conwy Community Riding Centre    Conwy


Molly and Caitlin are completing their Level 2 Horse Care apprenticeships at Sunnybank. In the video they talk about what their duties are and what it is like to be an apprentice.Haddon Training interview two Horse Care apprentices at Sunnybank Equestrian Centre, Caerphilly, Wales. 


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The Apprenticeship Programmes, led by the Welsh Government, are supported by the European Social Fund please click here

For further information, please visit either of these websites: www.llyw.cymru/ue-ariannu or www.gov.wales/eu-funding



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