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.

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Duration

Full-time or part time*

Cost

Fully funded for most learners - contact us to discuss

Entry Level

Intermediate (includes non-riding option)

Qualification

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

Dates & Locations

Borders College

SRUC

*These awards can be offered on a full-time, part time, block release, day release or evening basis. Combination of delivery is also a possibility.

The structure of these qualifications allow a high degree of flexibility in delivery due to their practical nature. The likely format will be a day a week in college and assessed in the workplace however, it is subject to change depending on uptake of the course.

Get in touch to discuss the dates and locations.

Course Content

Thoroughbred Preparation

Code Title Level Credits
NEWU 45 Racehorse Care: Safe Handling of Thoroughbred Horses 5 1
NEWU 45 Racehorse Care: Preparation for Ridden Work (Tack and Equipment) 5 1
FV9W 11 Horse Care: Equitation 2 - I2(FV9W11) (1.0) Or Horse Care: Equitation 3 - H(FV9X12) (1.0) 5 1
D0VF 11 Personal Wellbeing and Exercise - I2() (1.0) 5 1
J3XD Escort Racehorses to Race Meetings 5 1
* This may be a combination of block release, day release or evening basis. The likely format will be a day a week in college and assessed in the workplace however, it is subject to change depending on uptake of the course.

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

Apply for this course

The course is registered through our partner training providers, SRUC and Borders College.

please click the link below to apply directly with them.