Your route to becoming a
Over 19 years old
not in racing
Don’t worry if you haven’t worked in racing before and have no or limited experience of working with horses. There are training options for beginners or novices of any age.
If you have already used Government funding for other equine training, you may be eligible for more Government funding for training. Please talk to the British Racing School or Northern Racing College. They may also be able to suggest other training options.
We’d suggest one of two options for you:
- You can apply to work with a racehorse trainer and your training can be led by your employer. Selected racehorse trainers offer employer-led training. This is a new scheme run by the British Horseracing Authority and the National Trainers Federation. You train on-the-job and the racehorse trainer measures your progress against a Racing Groom Skills Passport.
- Students up to 22 years old may be eligible for the Foundation Level 1 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care and then the Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care. Funding support may be available from the racing industry, so please speak to the racing schools for more information.
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