14-16 WORK RELATED TRAINING

WORK RELATED LEARNING PROGRAMME

This 2 year course is designed for 14 – 16 year olds, currently in full-time education who want to spend one-day a week at the Northern Racing College working towards a Diploma Level 1 in Racehorse Care. For many, this initial training course leads to an apprenticeship and permanent employment in the horseracing industry upon completion of the learner’s full-time studies. Learners for this course are enrolled following a recommendation made by a member of staff at their school.

No experience is needed, just an interest in horses and a commitment to be reliable, hard working and motivated.

COURSE INFORMATION

  • A 3-term course normally commencing in September to July the following year.
  • The course cost (£1,500 per year for all three terms, £500 payable in advance at the start of each term), will be met by the school the learner is attending.
  • The course is one day per week during term time only.
  • Transport to and from the Northern Racing College will be the responsibility of the school/learner.
  • Learners must bring a skull cap (matching Kite Mark standards PAS015, BSEN1384 or ASTMF1163 ( USA standard), jodhpur boots and half chaps or long riding boots. (These can be purchased through the College shop.)
  • The Northern Racing College will provide learners with a body protector and other essential personal protective equipment.
  • All activities in the College will be supervised by a qualified instructor/assessor.
Work Related Training Programme

JOBS/CAREERS AVAILABLE AFTER COMPLETION OF THE COURSE

Learners attending this course will be eligible to apply for the apprenticeship course when they leave school. The Northern Racing College will find them a placement in a racehorse trainer’s yard, where they will complete the apprenticeship programme, including a Level 2 Diploma in Racehorse Care. This can lead to the Advanced Apprenticeship, including a Level 3 Diploma in Racehorse Care and Management.

DO LEARNERS NEED ANY PRIOR EXPERIENCE WITH HORSES

No, the course is open to complete beginners. All learners need is an interest in working with horses.

WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INCLUDE?

Each programme includes Racehorse Care Diplomas which, unlike traditional qualifications, demonstrate that a learner is competent and can perform to the standard required by the racing industry. Programmes cover a wide range of subjects including riding thoroughbred racehorses, mucking out, tack cleaning, grooming and other horse husbandry activities, as well as theoretical elements, for example, lectures on horse health and many other subjects and seminars.

HOW TO APPLY

A member of the school can contact Sarah Beattie for more details:

T: 01302 861000

E: sarah.beattie@northernracingcollege.co.uk

We give thanks to The Racing Foundation who have generously supported the 14 to 16 programme. The Racing Foundation was established in 2012 to oversee the distribution of funds to charitable causes within racing following the sale of the Tote. Since inception, it has granted over £2million to charities associated with the horseracing and Thoroughbred breeding industry in the UK, supporting work in social welfare, education, training & participation, horse welfare, equine science research, and heritage & culture. Website: www.racingfoundation.co.uk