This course is designed for newcomers to the industry who wish to develop their knowledge of racehorses in a yard environment.

Green Dot Triangle

Full time or Part time*


Fully funded for most learners - contact us to discuss

Entry Level



SCQF Level 5 (equivalent of Level 2)

Dates & Locations

Work Based

* This qualification will be completed in your own time with support from an SRA member of staff and assessed in the workplace.

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the candidates with an understanding of the principles for caring for racehorses and how these principles 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.