Free CPD training from EquiToolz

A new online training website tailor-made for the equestrian industry has launched this week. EquiToolz is suitable for anyone involved with horses to boost their skills and give them CPD.

The online training offers a great opportunity to gain confidence, and the free courses include CPD approved training which is highly valued by employers. Not only can employees take charge of their own development, but organisations can use it to train staff, volunteers and members in a more cost-effective way.

The content is delivered through videos, audio, interactive questions and attachments. The best bit is you can study at your own pace; elements can be revisited and, if you need to leave mid-way through a section, you can simply pick up where you left off. The flexibility makes it easy to fit into your busy routine and train from your home, college or workplace. When the course is completed, you can print off a certificate as evidence of your newly acquired skills.

EquiToolz has been proudly developed by Kirsty Collinson from TrainingToolz, specialising in simple but effective online training toolkits. Kirsty said: “I realised there was a need for more consistent and accessible training, so I teamed up with a group of experts to create content specific to the equine industry and up to date with the latest advice and legislation.”

Kirsty continued: “Equine businesses and organisations, including sporting bodies and charities, can access key CPD approved courses for free via EquiToolz which usually they’d have to pay for. This means they can allocate budget to other areas at a time when so many in the sector are struggling financially.”

As well as the range of training available, organisations can host their own courses on the website. The content can be branded with the company’s colour palette and logo, and bespoke content can be created by EquiToolz’s team of highly skilled professionals.

Catherine Morgan, Associate Director, Howden Insurance Ltd said: "It is more important than ever that all businesses have robust health and safety procedures in place, and they are even more vital for equestrian businesses given the high-risk nature of the industry. EquiToolz helps with this by bringing relevant and specific content and training courses to riders and equestrian businesses and organisations."

With more courses in the pipeline, Kirsty envisages that EquiToolz will soon be able to offer further training opportunities for everyone, including employers looking for courses on legal compliance, employees looking for professional development, leisure riders, those just starting out with horses, and people in need of a subject refresher.

Courses currently available free of charge are:

  • An Introduction to Parasite Control for Horses
  • Level 2 Safeguarding Awareness in the Equestrian World
  • An Introduction to Health and Safety (including Covid-19) for Employers in the Equestrian Industry
  • Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering in the Equestrian Industry
  • BETA Body Protectors Awareness Course