Training Thoroughbred Horses for Performance Level 4 Learning Programme
This learning programme has been designed for those who are responsible for running a commercial racing yard licensed by the British Horseracing Authority. It relates to the specific skills of preparing and racing horses to run competitively under the Rules of Racing. It covers a range of processes and policies relating to organisational, business and staffing requirements. Learners taking this award should be operating autonomously and be confident in their decision-making abilities that will impact on their current or future role within the industry.
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. Plan the training and education of Thoroughbred horses in preparation for racing performance
2. Evaluate the current performance and condition of the horse and identify the horse's training needs
3. Establish and agree objectives with relevant personnel and connections and develop appropriate training programme
4. Formulate training goals to meet objectives
5. Oversee the training programme in consultation with those involved in its implementation
6. Review, evaluation and modify the training programme
7. Manage an appropriate exit strategy for racehorses on conclusion of their racing career
8. Maintain relevant legal and regulatory records
9. Plan the training and education of Thoroughbred horses in preparation for racing performance
10. Conform to the BHA Equine Welfare Strategy as appropriate
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: