Equine apprenticeship student, Sophie Baudot, achieves the best results seen in her EPA

Congratulations to The College of Animal Welfare equine apprenticeship student, Sophie Baudot, for gaining a distinction in her End Point Assessment (EPA), picking up the highest mark ever seen by the EPA organisation in the process. 

Sophie, who has now completed her Level 3 Senior Equine Groom Apprenticeship reflected on her time studying with CAW: “I have thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this course – I’ve had a fantastic tutor and team throughout! I have learnt so much and had a brilliant experience with my education.” Her enthusiasm and commitment to learning have been evident in every step of her apprenticeship. 

Sophie’s transformation throughout the programme has been remarkable. Her college tutor, Rebecca Whittingham, recalls, “It’s hard to remember that Sophie was very shy when she started her apprenticeship and had difficulty talking to others. What a transformation and incredible achievement! I am very proud of her, as are her family and colleagues.” She continued, “Sophie continues to thrive at Baylands Equestrian Centre, where she is a highly valued member of the team, supervising, teaching and supporting others. Feedback from anyone who comes in contact with her is always positive, her professional conduct exceeds expectations in all areas. A well-deserved distinction for an exceptional apprentice, I wish her all the best of luck for the future”. 

This remarkable achievement is not just a testament to her hard work, but also to the support of her employer, college tutor and peers.Top of Form 

Achieving a distinction in an end-point assessment is no small feat. It demands a thorough understanding of equine care and exceptional practical skills. Sophie’s distinction is a clear indication of her proficiency and readiness for a successful career in the equine industry.  

Congratulations Sophie! 

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