Managing Staff Recruitment, Training and Retention in Horseracing Level 4 Learning Programme
This learning programme has been designed for those who are responsible for the management of people within a commercial racing yard licensed by the British Horseracing Authority or a Thoroughbred Stud. It takes account of the 'lived experience' of working in the British racing and Thoroughbred Breeding industries. Whilst many skills are generic across other sectors of industry, this award relates directly to the demands and challenges of working with teams in the horseracing environment.
The Learning Programme comprises a series of tasks based on the Learning Outcomes below, which will be completed through research and self-study. Learners will be allocated a mentor, who will guide them through the process and provide links to recommended websites, suitable short courses and suggested reading.
1. Understand the culture and ethos for achieving a successful career in the horseracing industry
2. Understand the processes and opportunities available to attract and recruit new entrants into the racing and Thoroughbred Breeding industries
3. Understand the education and training provision available in the industry and an employer's responsibility in relation to staff development
4. Understand and implement a safeguarding policy in line with industry requirements
5. Understand the requirements to support the 'Prevent' policy and adhere to government guidelines
6. Provide a working environment that promotes staff welfare and retention and promotes people management and leadership skills
7. Conform to legislative, regulatory and industry-specific employment responsibilities
8. Assess hazards and control risks to environment, horses and people in connection with staff employment
9. Understand safe working practices in the racing industry
10. Recognise and reward staff performance
11. Provide a working environment that recognises and supports equality and diversity
12. Actively support industry recognition schemes including 'Stable and Stud Staff Awards' and 'The Winning Approach'
13. Support BHA education initiatives including safeguarding and integrity
14. Understand the structure of the racing and Thoroughbred Breeding industries
can be made to the National Horseracing College (the approved centre), who will
process the registration and issue a learner portfolio. On completion of the
learner portfolio, an application can be made for assessment. This is conducted through portfolio review
followed by a Professional Discussion with a panel of sector
specialists/assessors appointed by the BHA. Learners who do not attain the required
standard will be provided with guidance to undertake further learning before
applying for reassessment.
For details of how to apply for this Learning Programme, please contact any of the following: