September 3, 2020

CAFRE Equine Apprentice students gain top marks in British Horse Society Exams

CAFRE is offering young people an opportunity to “Earn as you learn” through the ApprenticeshipsNI programme.  Jenny Richardson, Lecturer on the programme states “The Level 2 Apprenticeship in the Equine Industry programme is an excellent way to gain British Horse Society 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.

Tuesday 4th April 2020 was a 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 and 24 years old and are interested in gaining a qualification through the ApprenticeshipsNI 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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