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An apprenticeship in racing is not just about gaining a qualification, it is also about building a future, creating a path, and fulfilling dreams. This is an industry like no other; it offers those that work hard the chance of truly unique and brilliant opportunities; all of which are led by a passion for horses, racing and the community around it.


 

“I’ve been able to gain qualifications whilst still working for my employer, Christian Williams, and my Haddon Training apprenticeship runs really nicely alongside my racing career.”
Jack Tudor  – Welsh Grand National Winner 2019

 

 

“Haddon Training has been a massive help to me – with their help I was able to complete my apprenticeship whilst still working at Philip Hobbs Racing”.

Ben Jones – The Ladbrokes Trophy (formerly known as the Hennessy Gold Cup) Winner 2019

 


All current racing grooms under the age of 19 years old, must earn and complete the Racehorse Care – Level 2 apprenticeship or equivalent qualification. To apply for a trainers licence completing the Racehorse Care and Management – Level 3 apprenticeship or equivalent, is an essential part of the criteria.

Our racing apprenticeships are approved and supported by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) as the national governing body and trade association for horseracing in the UK. We also offer the recognised Certificate of Competence in the Welfare of Transporting Horses for short journeys as part of our racing apprenticeship programme.

The following sections will provide you with more information on the apprenticeships we run, entry requirements and possible next steps in your career.

To apply for a racing apprenticeship you will need to be of school leaver age and it is advantageous to have some prior working experience in the equine industry.

If you have already completed any of the following then the Racehorse Care & Management apprenticeship may be suited for you:

  • Level 2 in Horse Care through college
  • BHS Stage 2

If you are still in full-time education; school, college, university, on another apprenticeship, or just unsure of your suitability just contact our friendly team to discuss.

Maths and English will be included in the delivery of the programme; unless you have achieved Grade A-C or 4-9 at GCSE level, or a Level 2 Essential Skills qualification.

For the Racehorse Care Apprenticeship, level 1 English and maths will be needed to achieve this level and all apprentices will take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.

For the Racehorse Care & Management Apprenticeship, level 2 English and maths will be needed to achieve this level.

Teaching and support for Maths and English will be given in the workplace and contextualised to the working environment.

This apprenticeship is broken into five core components; Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR), a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), a Technical Certificate, maths Essential Skills and English Essential Skills.

Throughout the apprenticeship journey, every learner will progress against the core apprenticeship components, taking part in monthly sessions with their Trainer-Coach, accessing different learning systems and spending time learning new skills, knowledge and behaviours whilst at work.

For English and maths, a formal assessment will be taken to prove knowledge and development in these areas, once sufficient training has taken place. The ERR component is separately assessed through completion of a workbook. The Technical Certificate consists of a knowledge-based formal assessment that evidences what you have learnt on the programme. Lastly, the NVQ is assessed by a mixture of recorded observations and a submission of a portfolio of evidence accrued over the duration of your time on the programme, with input from your employer and Trainer-Coach.

These assessments are all designed to prove competence in the workplace and each of our learners is fully supported in their preparation for them.

All our Trainer-Coaches are experts in the equine industry and will be on hand to support apprentices throughout their apprenticeship.  They will continually check knowledge and understanding through a variety of methods used in this apprenticeship, including written assignments, workbooks, tailored resources, and observations.

The equine industry is vast. There will be scope to move up the ladder, or across the disciplines, and Haddon Training can support each individual apprentice’s goals.

We have a variety of progression routes available for our apprentices; this could be progressing onto our Racehorse Care & Management – Level 3 apprenticeship with the ambition of becoming Head Person or perhaps developing into a Learning Mentor role to aid promotion to Pupil Assistant Trainer.

Each assigned Trainer-Coach will be there to help their apprentice decide on the next step that is right for them.

 

 

  • More information

    The following sections will provide you with more information on the apprenticeships we run, entry requirements and possible next steps in your career.

  • Entry requirements

    To apply for a racing apprenticeship you will need to be of school leaver age and it is advantageous to have some prior working experience in the equine industry.

    If you have already completed any of the following then the Racehorse Care & Management apprenticeship may be suited for you:

    • Level 2 in Horse Care through college
    • BHS Stage 2

    If you are still in full-time education; school, college, university, on another apprenticeship, or just unsure of your suitability just contact our friendly team to discuss.

  • Maths and English

    Maths and English will be included in the delivery of the programme; unless you have achieved Grade A-C or 4-9 at GCSE level, or a Level 2 Essential Skills qualification.

    For the Racehorse Care Apprenticeship, level 1 English and maths will be needed to achieve this level and all apprentices will take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.

    For the Racehorse Care & Management Apprenticeship, level 2 English and maths will be needed to achieve this level.

    Teaching and support for Maths and English will be given in the workplace and contextualised to the working environment.

  • Teaching, learning and assessments

    This apprenticeship is broken into five core components; Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR), a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), a Technical Certificate, maths Essential Skills and English Essential Skills.

    Throughout the apprenticeship journey, every learner will progress against the core apprenticeship components, taking part in monthly sessions with their Trainer-Coach, accessing different learning systems and spending time learning new skills, knowledge and behaviours whilst at work.

    For English and maths, a formal assessment will be taken to prove knowledge and development in these areas, once sufficient training has taken place. The ERR component is separately assessed through completion of a workbook. The Technical Certificate consists of a knowledge-based formal assessment that evidences what you have learnt on the programme. Lastly, the NVQ is assessed by a mixture of recorded observations and a submission of a portfolio of evidence accrued over the duration of your time on the programme, with input from your employer and Trainer-Coach.

    These assessments are all designed to prove competence in the workplace and each of our learners is fully supported in their preparation for them.

    All our Trainer-Coaches are experts in the equine industry and will be on hand to support apprentices throughout their apprenticeship.  They will continually check knowledge and understanding through a variety of methods used in this apprenticeship, including written assignments, workbooks, tailored resources, and observations.

  • What are the next steps in a career?

    The equine industry is vast. There will be scope to move up the ladder, or across the disciplines, and Haddon Training can support each individual apprentice’s goals.

    We have a variety of progression routes available for our apprentices; this could be progressing onto our Racehorse Care & Management – Level 3 apprenticeship with the ambition of becoming Head Person or perhaps developing into a Learning Mentor role to aid promotion to Pupil Assistant Trainer.

    Each assigned Trainer-Coach will be there to help their apprentice decide on the next step that is right for them.