The Equine Foundation, Apprenticeship and Higher Apprenticeship framework has been designed with industry in Wales to provide learners entering the profession with the skills and knowledge to work in the sector. The minimum duration of the Foundation Apprenticeship is 18 months, Apprenticeship is 24 months and Higher Apprenticeship – Yard Manager is 18 months and Rider and Horse Trainer is 24 months. At Levels 2 and 3, there are three pathways covering the main areas of employment within the industry: Horse Care, Racehorse Care and Harness Horse Care. Job opportunities include: Assistant Groom, Stud Groom, Trek Assistant, Jockey, and Harness Horse Groom. At Level 4 the Higher Apprenticeship focuses on Yard Management and Riding and Horse Training. Following the successful completion of the Apprenticeship, there are many opportunities available which could include specialising within the profession, completing other vocational courses or progressing into Higher Education.