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We work in partnership with a number of schools to offer 14-16 year olds opportunities to gain work experience and formal qualifications in horse care.

what qualifications do haddon training offer?

We offer the following qualifications to 14-16 year olds:

  • City & Guilds Level 1 Work-based Diploma in Horse Care or Horse Care and Riding
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Centre-Based Certificate / Extended Certificate in Horse Care

Most students begin their vocational training in Year 10 with the Level 1 Diploma. In Year 11, they can then progress onto the Level 2 Certificate or Extended Certificate, depending on their ability and commitment.

For further information on the units at each level please download the City & Guilds Guidebook.

length of programme

For Year 10, the programme runs from the start of the school year in September until July the following year.

For Year 11, the programme begins at the start of the academic year in September and finishes at the start of the Summer Half Term.


The student is expected to attend the yard they are training at for 1 day per week throughout the academic year.


Application forms must be in by 30th April in order for students to start in the next academic year.

Following a discussion with our Schools Programme Coordinator and your school, please download the application form and return to Alana Possolo at Haddon Training.


Fees will vary depending on the student's location and qualification however, the standard fee is £1750 per student per academic year.

This fee is based on:

  • 1 student
  • Living in the South West or South East of Mainland England
  • Studying for either the Level 1 Diploma or Level 2 Certificate / Extended Certificate

Any other options, e.g. studying for a Level 2 Diploma or living elsewhere in the UK would need to be discussed on a case by case basis.

For more information please contact us on 01672 519977 or email us on enquiries@haddontraining.co.uk

We are always pleased to hear from both schools and riding centres who are interested in promoting vocational skills for young people.

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