Introduction to Thoroughbred Industry

Applications Open!

Course Due To Commence

29th July 2024

This is a 4-week, full-time course for those wishing to gain basic entry level skills to gain employment in the Thoroughbred Industry

Course Programme

Over the duration of 4 – weeks, students will learn key skills required for entry level to a career in the Thoroughbred Industry along with gaining QQI Level 4 accredited certificates:

  • QQI Level 4 Stable & Yard Routine
  • KWETB Sustainability Module
  • DAFM Certificate of Competence (for transporting Equines – Ages 18 yrs + requirement)
  • Manual Handling & Basic First Aid Certificates
  • Yard visits & Guest Speakers

Possible progression for suitable / eligible candidates to the Thoroughbred Industry Traineeship

Who Can Apply

  • You must be able to communicate effectively in English (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
  • Have an interest in working with horses as a career and a reasonable level of physical fitness
  • No previous equine experience required.

How To Apply

To apply, complete the Application Form

  • Closing date for applications – 17th July 2024
  • Places are limited (you may be required to attend)
  • The training for this course is funded by KWETB
  • Training is delivered by RACE in collaboration with Equuip
  • Once an application is received, you will be contacted.

Health Criteria

Working in the Thoroughbred Industry involves a high level of physical activity and therefore candidates should be fit and leading active lives. If you have a diagnosed medical condition you MUST inform RACE ahead of assessment for this course.  You will be required to complete standard medical questionnaire.

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