20/09/2019 British Horseracing Authority 2019-12-01T00:00:00+00:00

The British Racing School

  • Sector: sport fitness
  • Level: 2
The British Racing School

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The British Racing School, based in Suffolk, delivers a residential Foundation Course and is suitable for all abilities, even if someone is a complete beginner.  They recruit young people from all over the country and courses start every month. On successful completion of the Foundation Course, students will achieve a Level 1 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care and will then be placed in a racing yard to commence an Apprenticeship at Level 2. This course is compulsory for anyone under the age of 19 and wants to work in a racing yard, under the Rules of Racing.

You will learn a host of skills specifically related to the care of racehorses, how to ride them and most importantly, how to look after yourself and keep fit. There are no entry requirements other than a desire to work outdoors, have a reasonable level of fitness and be hardworking.

The course will include:

  • A residential Foundation Course (nine to fourteen weeks, dependent on experience)
  • A work placement in a racing yard to complete an Apprenticeship (at a yard to be agreed between the Racing School and Learner)
  • Key skills development
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