The 12 week residential foundation course has been extended to 18 weeks which will comprise of 12 weeks residential at the NRC and 6 weeks on work experience.
NRC’s 18-week Stable Staff Foundation Course is open to complete beginners with no previous experience with horses and prepares learners for work in the racing industry. During this initial period of training learners will undertake such activities as carrying out yard duties, looking after racehorses, riding out, attending lectures and studying for their technical certificate and functional skills qualifications.
Upon successful completion of the Foundation Course, learners will achieve their Diploma Level 1 in Work Based Racehorse Care; Functional Skills Qualifications and a First Aid Certificate.
Following the 6 week work experience, those learners with the right aptitude will be secured an apprenticeship placement in a racing stable, where with the support of NRC’s roving instructors, they can go on to achieve their Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care and their Level 3 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care and Management.