The racing industry is committed to working with schools and colleges in supporting the curriculum and in helping them provide advice to support students who may be considering a career in racing.
Racing to School
Racing to School is the racing industry’s education programme offered free to schoolchildren and students, delivered at racecourses, trainers’ yards and studs across Great Britain. Aimed at children from Year 5 upwards, it introduces children to the industry and delivers key subjects in the national curriculum (Maths, English, Science and other topics) in a practical and lively way.
RaceDay for Schools
RaceDay, is a free curriculum based online resource for students aged 11 to 16s. It can help deliver outcomes under the Enterprise, Work-Related Learning, Citizenship and Business Studies parts of the curriculum. Using interactive and simulated activities students develop skills in areas such as marketing, decision making, leadership and financial capability. It is a useful tool to develop knowledge of the racing industry for your students who may be considering a career as a racing groom.
If your school provides work experience placements, please look at our trainer map for racehorse trainers who are local to your school who may offer work experience to your students.
Training courses and providers
The British Racing School, National Horseracing College and Haddon Training provide training for students from 16 years old.
For more information please visit their websites:
Equine college students
The Racing to School Riders programme offers students in equine colleges a chance to find out about the racing industry and provides information on the wide range of career opportunities in the industry. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We often see students who have trained at equine colleges in another discipline wanting to move into a career as a racing groom. Many students can go straight into employment with a racehorse trainer. Others, who might want some specific training in looking after and riding racehorses, can join the free Entry to Employment Programme run at the British Racing School and the National Horseracing College. The British Racing School also provide a Transition to Racing course for those who are very competent at riding in another equestrian discipline but who want to learn to ride for racing. For more information please visit their websites:
Safety and wellbeing
The safety and wellbeing of our racing staff is paramount. The BHA has a Safeguarding Policy available and there is additional industry work ongoing.
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