Teachers' and Lecturers' Zone
Information for teachers and career advisors
The racing industry has been working with educators for some time and our curriculum resources are hugely popular and go from strength to strength. Many are amazed to learn the number of job roles within the industry at every level. As such a diverse industry there really are opportunities across all levels.
We are keen to work more closely with schools to ensure they feel equipped to give career advice to those students interested in working in racing. We have a number leaflets and brochures, that we can send out to schools or you can download as PDFs.
Careers Lectures and Visits
We will always do our best to facilitate a career lecture from a member of our team or a local employer. To book us just send us details of your requirements! Email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
The racing industry has created two fantastic resources for teachers, both of which are FREE.
RaceDay for Schools
For teachers to use in the classroom RaceDay, is a curriculum based online resource. RaceDay is a FREE online resource for 11–16s, directly linked to Enterprise, Work-Related Learning (WRL), Citizenship and Business Studies (among others).
Through ‘owning’ a horse and ‘managing’ a racecourse, students develop their Enterprise and Business Studies skills in areas such as marketing, decision making, leadership and financial capability. Interactive and simulated activities are used throughout the resource.
RaceDay can help to deliver some of the outcomes extended under the following curricula:
England, Wales and Northern Ireland: DCSF Key Stages 3 and 4 in Enterprise, Work-Related Learning and Citizenship.
Scotland: Curriculum for Excellence S1–S6 in Enterprise and Citizenship.
Take a look now RaceDay for Schools
Racing to School
To get out and about with a group of students – consider Racing to School . The ‘Racing to School’ Education Programme is designed to introduce young people to the horseracing industry, to give them an opportunity to consider the sport as both a leisure pursuit and career opportunity, whilst at the same time enhancing and enriching their studies.
This is achieved through the use of real life, stimulating and innovative activities covering a wide range of National Curriculum areas. Since its inception in 2000, the programme has enjoyed rapid expansion, with over 10,000 schoolchildren, from the ages 4 to 18. The core subjects of Maths, Literacy and Science are easily linked to the horseracing industry and are widely covered across all age ranges through a variety of activities.
Additional subjects include Art, Geography, History, Design and Technology, ICT, Business Studies, Leisure and Tourism, Sports Science and Citizenship.
Open Days at the Training Providers
The two main Racing Training Providers offer open days to give students an opportunity to look around the facilities and find out more about the career prospects and training available. Ensure you keep your students up to date with these opportunities.
Northern Racing College Taster Days (Doncaster) are designed for potential students' their families and careers advisors. A typical Taster Day looks at the training the students undertake at the College, the qualifications and the many career paths that the industry offers. For dates, click here.
British Racing School Taster Days (Newmarket) are run monthly and offer a similar behind the scenes taste to day to day life as a student. For dates, click here.
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Learn more about this fascinating industry. Take a look at the different job roles on offer by visiting the A to Z of Careers, view the Courses & Training available in the industry including Apprenticeships, read some interesting Case Studies and visit the Training Providers page.