Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care

Learners who successfully complete the Foundation Course and demonstrate their aptitude and commitment will be secured employment in a racing yard and will undertake the Intermediate Apprenticeship programme. This programme will include a Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care together with a Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care and Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 1.

The Intermediate Apprenticeship is completed largely at the learner’s place of work, with a member of the Northern Racing College Roving Assessor team visiting every 8 – 10 weeks to assess the skills and knowledge the learner is gaining through workplace training.

Anyone aged 16 or over, who works at least 16 hours a week in a licensed racing stable can apply. Learners must already have achieved a Level 1 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care OR an equivalent equine qualification OR have relevant occupational experience.

The qualification involves study of horse care, written work projects collecting evidence of competency and practical assessments.

An Intermediate Apprenticeship is an ideal way to increase knowledge and completion is a statement of competence to perform certain practical duties to a particular standard. The Intermediate Apprenticeship also prepares individuals for progression onto the Advanced Apprenticeship. The Level 2 Diploma is linked to the scale 2 racing wage.

The Northern Racing College also offer a Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care.