Industry Qualifications

The Industry Training Providers and 1stSport provide two nationally recognised qualifications to help people learn about the structure of the horseracing industry.

If you want to learn more about the racing industry or want to be more effective in your role by improving your knowledge, these qualifications are for you.

There are two qualifications you can complete – Level 1 Award in An Introduction to the Horseracing Industry & Level 2 Certificate in the Structure of the Horseracing Industry.


These short industry acknowledged qualifications, are externally recognised and are a must for anyone who:

  • Currently works in racing and would like to understand more about the industry
  • Is planning a career in racing and needs a head start
  • Is passionate about racing and wants to know more about its structure

For employers, these qualifications provide a first rate opportunity to ensure your staff have a consistent knowledge of the horseracing industy, making them more effective in their day to day roles when dealing with customers and colleagues. It is an ideal tool for inducting new staff.

You will cover areas such as how the industry operates, the main stakeholders, the history of the Thoroughbred and how racing is funded.

These exciting qualifications are awarded by 1stSport and are achieved by self supported study from workbooks provided and an invigilated test. Please contact the British Racing School or National Horseracing College for more information.

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