10 Feb 2022

2022 Diploma Course underway at the National Stud

The 2022 Diploma Course is well underway at The National Stud with students from the UK, Ireland, South Africa, France and Portugal.

The course provides the ideal platform for those starting out in their thoroughbred industry career. Previous graduates are now working at the Castlebridge Consignment, Juddmonte, Coolmore, Racing UK, Chasemore Farm and Segenhoe Stud in Australia.

Over the coming weeks the group will work alongside the stud team assisting with foalings, vet rounds and in the covering shed. They will also complete the Evening Lecture Programme, which covers everything from stud veterinary practices and pedigrees to stallion selection and consignment. This programme is also available to purchase and view online.

The National Stud has been one of the world’s leading providers of Thoroughbred industry education for over 30 years.

Starting with the Diploma in Stud Practice and Management in 1986, the Education programme has evolved over the years and now spans the full spectrum – from those with little or no experience with Thoroughbreds, to short courses and learning programmes for those already working at a senior level in the industry. All courses are tailored to provide learners with the industry knowledge and practical training required for a successful career in their chosen field.

The qualifications offered are accredited by the industry’s awarding body 1st4Sport. In addition to residential and short courses, we offer a range of qualifications which can be delivered and assessed in the workplace.

PHOTO ATTACHED, credit Dominic James
From left to right – Karen Seal, John Campbell, Charlie Woods, Ian Wilson, Jose Costa, Jonathan Smyth, Cara Bradbury, Robert Moss, Shona Murphy, Jamie Smith, Claudia Metaireau, Michael O’Connell, Rosanna Rushworth, Dylan Williams, Summer Leeson, Jessy Mardell

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