Residential Foundation Course Level 1 Diploma In Work-Based Racehorse Care


Level 1 Diploma


6-14 Weeks

Study type

Full-time, Residential, Doncastter / Newmarket

Course overview

Upon successful completion of the course, suitable learners, with the right aptitude, will be secured permanent, full-time employment in a UK racing yard, where they will become a member of the stable staff team. In addition, they can complete the Level 2 Apprenticeship Programme, including a Level 2 Diploma in Racehorse Care. This can lead to the Level 3 Apprenticeship, including a Level 3 Diploma in Racehorse Care and Management.


This course is tailored for those with no practical experience with horses. However, applicants will be required to go through an interview selection process.This course is designed for 16-year-olds+.

What will you learn

The residential foundation course consists of several weeks’ residential training at the British Racing School (BRS) or National Horseracing College (NHC). For those taking the riding option, the training has been designed to ensure learners are competent both on the ground working with horses and also whilst riding a thoroughbred racehorse at exercise. Learners will receive lectures and demonstrations and will work to a routine similar as a racing yard.

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