ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME

Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care & Management

When a learner has completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship programme they can then progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship programme. This includes a Level 3 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care and Management, a L3 Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care and Management and Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2.

As with the Intermediate Apprenticeship programme, the Advanced 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 complete assessments.

Anyone aged 16 or over, who works at least 16 hours a week, in a licensed racing stable can apply. Learners must already have completed their Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care qualification OR have relevant occupational experience.

The qualification involves projects of written work in horse care and management and includes optional specialist areas, collecting evidence of competency and practical assessments.

The Advanced Apprenticeship is an ideal way to increase knowledge and completion is a statement of practical competence to perform the required duties. The Advanced Apprenticeship also prepares individuals for positions of responsibility. The Level 3 Diploma is linked to the scale 4 racing wage.

A Level 3 Diploma is a mandatory requirement for all prospective licensed racehorse trainers and permit holders. As many modern trainers have completed their Level 3 Diploma, they are aware of the research, knowledge and work that goes into a portfolio and are recruiting on the basis of this qualification.

The Northern Racing College also offer a Level 3 Diploma in Horse Care.

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