The Level 6 qualification has been designed to mirror the traditional skills associated with caring for racehorses whilst embracing technology and innovation seen within the Scottish workforce.

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Duration

Full-time, part-time, block-release, day release or evening modes*

Cost

Fully funded for most learners - contact us to discuss

Entry Level

Advanced

Qualification

Stable Staff NPA SCQF Level 6

Dates & Locations

Work Based

Course Content

The Level 6 is made up of the following NPAs:

Title Level Credits
National Progression Award in Horse Care at SCQF 6 1
National Progression Award - Leadership for the Racehorse Industry at SCQF 6 1
National Progression Award in Racehorse care and Management at SCQF 6 1
NPA in Racehorse Exercise and Performance (Optional) 6 1
Professional Development Award (PDA) in Equine Breeding at SCQF (Optional) 7 1
* This qualification will be completed in your own time with support from an SRA member of staff and assessed in the workplace.

The Level 6 qualification has been designed to mirror the traditional skills associated with caring for racehorses whilst embracing technology and innovation seen within the Scottish workforce.

The structure of the qualifications allows for a high degree of flexibility in the delivery mode. The awards could be offered on full-time, part-time, block-release, day release or evening modes. A distance learning delivery mode is possible providing adequate materials, tutorial support and assessment facilities exist. Combination of delivery modes is also a possibility. The learners completing these qualifications can expect to handle and provide exercise for a variety of horses in different working environments. They must adhere to safe working practices, be prepared to work in all weather conditions and often in ‘out of hours’ situations. They will be required to have dedication and commitment to the role as well as being capable of offering advice, support and guidance to their team, whilst possessing appropriate people skills.

The Level 6 is made up of the following NPAs:

National Progression Award in Horse Care at SCQF Level 6 – Mandatory:

  • Horse Care: Watering and Feeding
  • Horse Care: Tacking up for Ridden Competition Work
  • Horse Care: Trimming, Turnout and Clipping
  • An introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (SCQF Level 6) (Part 1 of Horse Health)
  • Injuries & Ailments (SCQF Level 6) (Part 2 of Horse Health )

National Progression Award – Leadership for the Racehorse Industry at SCQF Level 6 – Mandatory:

  • Level 6: Stable Management
  • Level 6: Sustainable Development in Practice in the Horseracing Industry
  • Level 6: Skills for Customer Service in the Horseracing Industry
  • Level 6: Leadership in Practice

National Progression Award in Racehorse care and Management at SCQF Level 6 – Mandatory:

  • Horse Care: Horse fittening FV9P 11 (SCQF Level 5)
  • Working with young horses (SCQF Level 6)
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of training programmes for racehorses (SCQF Level 6)
  • Observation of work practice contribute to the evaluation and modification of training programmes for racehorses (SCQF Level 6)

NPA in Racehorse Exercise and Performance (Level 6) (OPTIONAL):

  • Racehorse Care: Preparation for Ridden Work
  • Providing Non-ridden Exercise for Horses
  • Riding Racehorses for Routine Exercise
  • Riding a Racehorse to Improve Performance

Professional Development Award (PDA) in Equine Breeding at SCQF Level 7 (OPTIONAL):

  • Equine Studies: The Brood Mare
  • Equine Studies: The Stallion
  • Equine Studies: Equine Youngstock

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

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