• Entry to Stud Employment

    Course Overview

    The TBA supported Entry to Stud Employment Programme (E2SE) is open to anyone aged 18 or above; there are no entry criteria as such, other than the physical aptitude for the job and the drive to learn and work in the industry. Prior experience with horses is NOT a prerequisite and no advantage is given to those who do have prior experience with horses. A commitment to working hard in the industry and learning on the job is required, as is a positive attitude and the ability to work in a team.

    Qualification gained

    After completing the 9 week residential programme, all trainees should have achieved:

    • Basic Emergency First Aid

    • Manual Handling Awareness

    • Introduction to tractor driving – subject to driving licence requirements

    • Relevant online certificates related to employment and stud work

    • Level 3 Award in Transporting Horses on Short Journeys

    • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care

    • Recommendation for employment with a stud farm

    After 6-9 months in paid employment:

    • Level 2 Work Based Diploma in Racehorse Care (Breeding option)