In the Racehorse Care course you will study a range of topics to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in the thoroughbred horse racing industry.
This course helps develop the skills you need to work in the thoroughbred racing horse industry, either stud or racing. At the same time, it helps you gain the personal, interpersonal and workplace skills that will help you succeed in any job.
Offered in conjunction with the Scottish Racing Academy, this course is recognised by the British Horseracing Authority.
This course is the first step on the ladder of equine qualifications offered at SRUC and runs in parallel with the NC in Horse Care.
It is designed to give a practical foundation in the care of racehorses. The course provides students with the qualification required to be eligible for employment in racing yards.
Students will gain skills relevant for a range of career opportunities within the racing industry. Students will undertake early morning and weekend yard duties as part of the course. An acceptable level of fitness is required to enable students to ride effectively and carry out yard duties.
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