BHA Careers in Racing brochure 2021 - Page 16

On successful completion of the Foundation Course , students will achieve a Level 1 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care . They will then be placed in a racing yard to commence an Apprenticeship at Level 2 . This course is compulsory for anyone under 19 who wants to work in a racing yard .
Students will learn a host of skills specifically related to the care of racehorses , including how to ride and importantly , how to look after themselves and keep fit . There are no specific entry requirements other than a desire to work outdoors , have a reasonable level of fitness and have a hardworking attitude .
The course will include :
• A residential Foundation Course ( 12 -18 weeks , dependent on experience )
• A work placement in a racing yard to complete an Apprenticeship at Level 2 ( at a yard to be agreed between the Racing School and Learner )
• Free tuition for learners , low cost accommodation and food
• Life skills
• No experience necessary but there is a fitness test
• Riding tuition .
There are also a variety of other courses available from Jockey Training to Management Courses .
For further information visit www . brs . org . uk , email careers @ brs . org . uk or call 01638 675905 .
Step on Track Programme Equine Student Progression Programme Live. Learn. Race. The Equine Student Progression Programme offers a route into the horse racing industry for those in their final year of studies at an Equine College or who have recently graduated and have a strong desire and interest to work with racehorses. Racing2Learn is the racing and thoroughbred breeding industries’ online eLearning platform which provides a range of FREE, flexible eLearning courses which can be accessed anytime, anywhere by everyone working in the British horseracing industry. The training course will teach participants how to ride and look after racehorses and will be held at one of the industry’s Training Providers. Upon successful completion of the five week training programme participants will be placed into employment at a Racehorse Trainer’s yard. This residential course runs annually during the summer months with applications usually opened in March and closed at the end of April. Successful applicants are invited to attend an assessment day in May, which includes an assessment of fitness and suitability for the course. To find out more visit The courses are self-paced and take between 20 – 60 minutes. Participants ‘learn by doing’, by engaging in learning activities which check and assure their knowledge and understanding. Upon successful completion an eCertificate is issued.