Race Horse Care - SCQF Level 5 - FT


19 Aug 2024


13 Jun 2025

Scottish Racing Academy & Borders College are offering a new and exciting opportunity to gain qualifications, develop riding skills and gain knowledge of the vast range of careers within the racehorse industry. The course comprises of college attendance (1-2 days per week ) to gain underpinning knowledge and essential skills with placement (2-3 days per week) in a racing yard , you will be assessed within the racing yard by a Scottish Racing Assessor .

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NPA Racing Yard Routine, NPA Thoroughbred Preparation, NPA Racehorse Exercise and Performance, NPA Specialist Racehorse Care.


1-2 Days in College, 2-3 Days on placement in a racing yard.


Entry requirements

A proven interest in horse care or horse racing along with an interest in pursuing a career in the equine industry. Core Skills - Communications/English or IT at SCQF level 4/5, For those with no formal qualifications a letter of reference from a race yard. Entry to the course is subject to interview and a riding skills test

Progression opportunities

On successful completion of the course you may look at employment opportunities throughout the UK in racing yards.


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