CAFRE Equine Apprentice can ‘earn and learn’ by taking BHS exams

CAFRE BHS apprentice BR Farm
APPRENTICESHIP: Equine apprentices will be able ‘earn and learn’ if they sign up for CAFRE’s Level 2 Apprenticeship. (FW37-505NN)

CAFRE is offering young people an opportunity to ‘earn as you learn’ through the Apprenticeships NI programme.

Jenny Richardson, a lecturer on the programme said: “The Level 2 Apprenticeship in the Equine Industry programme is an excellent way to gain British Horse Society (BHS) qualifications, while continuing to earn and develop practical skills in the workplace.”

The Equine Apprenticeship students have embraced the change in teaching methods, which were required due to Covid-19 restrictions. Equine Apprentices usually travel to college periodically for block training, but in March teaching moved to remote learning through Zoom and Microsoft Teams. The class embraced working online and have gained valuable skills, knowledge and experience in the process.

So, Tuesday, April 4, 2020 was a very memorable day for the Apprentices, who successfully completed the stable management section of the British Horse Society Stage 2 Care Exam. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the examinations were run individually. The students are now preparing for the British Horse Society Stage 2 Ride and Lungeing examinations.

If you are aged between 16-24 years old and are interested in gaining a qualification through the Apprenticeships NI scheme, please contact Jenny Richardson at CAFRE Enniskillen Campus on 028 6634 4853, or alternatively email: jenny.richardson@daera-ni.gov.uk. A number of equine employers are keen to get involved.

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