Entry to Stud Employment Programme (E2SE)

An 8-week residential training programme for individuals with generic equine experience that wish to gain the knowledge and skill set which will enable them to be employed in the Thoroughbred bloodstock industry.


Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care (Breeding Option).


8 Weeks

Study type

Full-time, Newmarket

Completion of the residential programme will lead to a 6 -9 month paid placement with a reputable stud, learning how to assist with foalings, handle breeding stock and relevant husbandry tasks. Successful completion leads to a 1st4Sport Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care (Breeding Option).

Start Dates: January 16th 2023 and September 4th 2023 (Alternative start dates may be offered depending on applicant)

Entry Requirements: Applicants must be 18 years or older by the course start date and have generic horse handling experience. No previous formal qualifications required

Contact the Education Team on students@nationalstud.co.uk or 01638 675922 for more information

Costs: A £200 room deposit is required on being accepted onto the programme. This will be fully refunded on departure pending a room inspection. Learners will also be required to pay a £60 contribution towards trips. Residential accommodation is provided in the on-site student hostel and learners will be provided with lunch on weekdays with facilities provided for all other meals which are to be self-catered.

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