Level 2 Equine Groom (9044)

Last Updated: 30 Aug 2019

Product code 9044

The Level 2 apprenticeship standard for the Equine Groom is designed for apprentices who wish to work in the equine industry.
Apprentices will be entering a vocational industry, where they can expect to handle and work with a range of horses and ponies in different working environments. They must adhere to safe working practices, be prepared to work in all weather conditions and often out of hours. They’ll be required to have dedication, commitment and the physical and mental toughness to cope with the rigours of the role.
The occupation requires competent individuals who are committed to the safety and welfare of the horses in their care. They will use their theoretical knowledge and understanding, practical experience and empathy to maintain the horses’ physical and psychological well-being within a safe working environment. This is a practical, “hands on” occupation where apprentices will work under supervision individually or as part of a diverse team. The Equine Groom is an integral part in the life of the horse, providing essential day-to-day care. They will be involved with feeding, grooming, cleaning equipment, handling, preparing, exercising the horses and carrying out routine yard duties.
There are five Equine Groom end-point assessment options to choose from, depending upon the needs of the employer, which are:
•  Equine Groom (Breeding)
•  Equine Groom (Racing – exercise groom)
•  Equine Groom (Racing – yard based groom)
•  Equine Groom (Riding)
•  Equine Groom (Non-riding)

Summary of our offer

We are on the register of end-point assessment organisations for Equine Groom. Our high-quality, rigorous end-point assessment, can be delivered at a convenient time for your apprentice. Our end-point assessment service includes a suite of guidance documents and preparation tools to get you ready for EPA. 

On-programme

City & Guilds has designed innovative and flexible delivery content that will equip apprentices with the competence and confidence to perform their best in assessment.  Including;

Induction learning content: Extensive content including handouts and e-learning modules meets the mandatory requirements for any apprenticeship programme of learning:
•  Health and safety
•  Safeguarding and Prevent
•  Equality and diversity
•  British values

Maths & English: Our Functional Skills qualifications cover the core maths and English requirements for this standard.  Our support package, e-Functional Skills is an online teaching and learning platform that guides learners from an initial diagnostic assessment, through to meeting the requirements for this standard.

 

End-point assessment

City & Guilds is open for registrations for end-point assessment for Equine Groom.

As one of the biggest EPAOs in England, we pride ourselves on our first rate customer service.  Our EPA team is on hand to support you every step of the way, guiding you through gateway and ensuring your apprentice has all the tools they need to prepare for the assessment.   Our assessment and grading is standardised and all our assessors have industry experience and receive on-going training, so you can trust that we will deliver a fair and robust assessment.
Assessment events for this standard are:
•  Knowledge test
•  Practical observation
•  Professional discussion supported by portfolio evidence

For further guidance, please refer to our Equine Groom handbook and end-point assessment pack. The handbook provides more detail behind the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the standard and the range of content within the standard. The end-point assessment pack includes detailed guidance on grading criteria for the EPA and the evidence you’ll need to produce for knowledge, skills and behaviours at gateway.  You’ll find this in the documents section above.  
 
EPA preparation and gateway guidance for this standard: 
Upon registration for EPA, you will have access to a range of support material for Equine Groom to help prepare for end-point assessment.  All the materials can be accessed through SmartScreen on one user-friendly platform. 

•  Sample knowledge test: A sample of the EPA assessment paper to use with apprentices for formative or mock papers.  The pack includes the paper, the mark scheme and a mark sheet.
•  EPA preparation tool: Our platform guides apprentices through online content to help them feel ready for their EPA experience. User-friendly technology takes the apprentice through a series of questions, to suggest material personalised to their apprenticeship standard and their confidence levels.  The content is curated from across the web and covers areas like revision and exam skills, multiple choice test strategies, professional discussion and interview skills. You can watch our short video to learn more.
•  Recording forms: supporting you to complete key stages of EPA readiness, we have prepared forms to give you peace of mind and confidence that everything is covered.  These packs include a gateway declaration form that is needed during the booking process and assessment forms, if required, that apprentices might need during assessment. 
•  LIEPA reports: Our lead independent end assessors (LIEPAs) produce an annual report with insight into the EPA results and findings across all centres.  These reports can help you refine your apprenticeship delivery to improve success rates. 

For our EPA price list, visit: https://www.cityandguilds.com/~/media/cityandguilds-site/documents/apprenticeships/gtm/epa-pricelist%20pdf.ashx

Apprenticeship certification
As well as receiving their Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) apprenticeship certificate, the apprentice will receive a City & Guilds statement of achievement for end-point assessment.

 

How to register

If you’re an existing City & Guilds centre or interested in becoming a centre, make sure you’ve read our EPA manual and guidance. This will explain the process and all our terms and conditions. Our short ‘how-to’ guides and videos are a great start to help you get to grips with what to expect and how to stay on track when booking EPA and preparing apprentices for assessment.  You’ll find these resources in our EPA document library.

To use our quality-assured on-programme materials or end-point assessment service there are three ways to either find out more or to order what you need:

1. If you’re an existing City & Guilds customer, go to Walled Garden and select the materials you need or register your apprentice for end-point assessment. (You may need to submit a request to deliver if you don’t yet have approval for that standard.)

2. Get in touch with directsales@cityandguilds.com. Our team can explain our different products and services and start getting you set up as a customer or give existing customers support on the new apprenticeship arrangements.

3. Speak to your City & Guilds Business Manager about how to access our products or how to register your apprentices with us.

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of apprenticeship.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to WalledGarden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

Interested in delivering this apprenticeship?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form