Apprenticeship Course (Racing Option)

Location – British Racing School in Newmarket

Dates – 15th July – 16th September 2019

This pre-apprenticeship foundation course is fully residential and all tuition and learning materials are completely FREE.  The length of the course will depend on your experience and will be either 9 or 14 weeks long.  During this time we will learn:


  • To ride racehorses in control and according to instructions, you will ride 2 lots every day
  • To muck out and administer daily grooming, feeding and care for racehorses.  You will have 2 or 3 horses to care for during your residential course
  • To prepare a horse for going racing


  • Help you to achieve your functional skills English and Maths
  • Help you to achieve your Apprenticeship which includes your Level 2 Diploma in Racehorse Care
  • Help you to achieve your First Aid Certificate

Life Skills

  • Team building
  • How to budget and manage your finances living away from home
  • Diet and nutrition to help you maintain your weight and a healthy diet
  • Personal safety
  • Drug and alcohol awareness
  • Personal health including sexual education
  • Equality & diversity in the workplace
  • Cybersafety
  • Road Safety

Following successful completion of this course, you will then be placed into a full time, fully paid job where you will complete your Apprenticeship.  This typically takes 18 months.  A workplace Instructors will visit you in the yard when you are working to help you complete your portfolio.

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