This course is designed for 14-16 year olds who are at school and are interested in learning about racehorses and how to look after them in a yard environment.

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Entry Level



SCQF Level 4/5 - Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (OFQUAL) Level 2 equivalent to meet regulations under the British Horseracing Authority

Dates & Locations

In conjunction with Borders College

The Borders College Schools Academy provides an integrated approach to education, where senior phase pupils are given the opportunity to learn a range of vocational skills, both practical and academic. These provide them with a vocational pathway on to further and higher education at a range of different levels.

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the candidates with an understanding of the principles for caring for racehorses and how they can be applied in practise. The course will introduce the learner to the routine care, healthcare, feeding and exercise requirements of racehorses. They will also be able to prepare, load and unload horses as would be required ahead of escorting a horse to the races. Throughout this qualification the emphasis will be on safe working and skills required for initial employment in the racing industry.

The course delivers the skills and knowledge required to care for racehorses and carry out general routines.

Apply for this course

The course is registered through one of our partner training providers, Borders College.

please click the link below to apply directly with them.