Haddon Training Ltd is a high quality, dynamic work-based training organisation with an outstanding reputation throughout the Equine industry. Established 15 years ago by the owner and Managing Director, Chris Hewlett, it has retained its unique identity as a specialist land-based training provider.
Their expertise in providing excellent training was recognised by Ofsted in July 2011, when they were awarded Grade One "Outstanding".
They are currently the approved apprenticeship provider for all three Disciplines of the British Equestrian Federation and deliver the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence for British Showjumping. They have a long-established partnership with The King's Troop RHA, delivering apprenticeships for Horse Gunners in Woolwich, London.
Haddon Training deliver 100% work-based Horse Care Apprenticeships across England and Wales. There are three pathways which can be followed depending on the type of yard the apprentice is employed: Horse Care, Riding or Breeding.
There are two levels of apprenticeship, depending on how much experience you already have:
The apprenticeship will provide a structure for learning and give objective assessments of an individual’s practical skills and knowledge, compared against national benchmarks and standards.
The apprenticeship is made up of a 'framework' which incorporates a work-based Diploma together with a Technical Certificate, Employment Rights & Responsibilities (ERR), Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and Functional Skills in Maths and English (unless you have achieved GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above).
Once a month a Haddon Training Assessor-Trainer will visit the apprentice in the work-place to assess and help them through their programme. Haddon Training pride themselves in employing very experienced and vocationally qualified Assessor-Trainers to ensure every learner has a quality learning experience.
An Apprentice will gain training on the job from their employer, earn a wage and work towards a nationally recognised qualification! The Apprentice will gain skills that will develop their confidence, competence and commercial speed, the mix that all employers are looking for.
The apprenticeships are fully Government funded for 16-23 year olds who meet the eligibility criteria of:
The optional units of the Diploma can be tailored to the type of yard you are employed on; here is an example of the optional units:
Work-based Apprenticeships are a great way to train your staff to your standards! Depending on which region you are based in, when you take on a new apprentice you could be eligible to apply for Government AGE Grant of up to £2,000 to help you employ them.
Apprenticeships are a responsible and legal approach to employing unskilled staff, especially for school levers aged 16-18 years old.
Horse Care Apprenticeships are also available for your existing staff if they are aged between 16-23 years old. This is great for structuring their training and keeping them motivated in the work-place. Existing staff must be kept on the same wage and employers are not entitled to the AGE Grant.
The legal requirements for an Apprentice:
Our current employers rated us on the FE Choices Survey (2015/2016) on the below aspects of our Apprenticeship delivery:
If you would prefer to have a telephone conversation about how Apprenticeships could help you, please call our experienced Business Development Team on 01672 519977.
If you would like to recruit for an Apprentice, please complete an Apprenticeship vacancy form below and return to us to advertise. You can take advantage of our FREE in-house recruitment service!