This course is designed for current stable staff who want to upskill within the workplace and develop their knowledge of caring for racehorses in a yard environment.

Green Dot Triangle

Full-time or part time*


Fully funded for most learners - contact us to discuss

Entry Level

Intermediate (includes non-riding option)


SCQF Level 5 (equivalent of Level 2)

Dates & Locations

Work Based

Course Content

Thoroughbred Preparation

Title Level Credits
Racehorse Care: Safe Handling of Thoroughbred Horses 5 1
Racehorse Care: Preparation for Ridden Work (Tack and Equipment) 5 1
Horse Care: Equitation 2 - I2(FV9W11) (1.0) Or Horse Care: Equitation 3 - H(FV9X12) (1.0) 5 1
Personal Wellbeing and Exercise - I2() (1.0) 5 1
Escort Racehorses to Race Meetings 5 1
* 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 preparing thoroughbred horses for riding and subsequent riding activities and how these principles can be applied in practice. The course will introduce the learner to a variety of equipment they will need to understand, apply and manage. Throughout this qualification the emphasis will be on safe working and skills required for initial employment in the racing industry. All of these qualifications have been developed in consultation with Scottish trainers

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

please click the link below to apply directly with them.