Thoroughbred Industry Administration Course

What’s involved?

The overall aim of this programme is to provide the learner with skills and knowledge required for a position working in the administrative sector of the thoroughbred industry. The programme is designed to provide ‘how-to’ information on a variety of relevant tasks.

Delivered via blended learning, over 6 weeks (mostly evening time for ease of access, with 2 afternoon sessions and 1 full day on campus), with the final week completed over 1.5 days. There are assessments associated with the core modules, including assignments and exams. The course content is supported via Moodle (an online access platform to support course content).

  • You must attend all sessions and complete all assessments to successfully compete the course and receive certification.
  • As the majority of the course will be delivered online, you must have access to a device with a camera & mic to attend the online sessions via Zoom and access the online course page via Moodle.
  • You must have access to Microsoft Word & Excel to complete assessments.

What’s covered?

  • Industry visit
  • Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Payroll
  • Racing Administration
  • Health & Safety
  • HR for small / medium business
  • Marketing for small / medium business
  • Stud Administration
  • Panel session with industry representatives

When is the course delivered?

Next course date to be announced – expected delivery October 2024 (dates to be confirmed).

How do I apply?

Applications are due to be opened end of August / early September 2024 for upcoming course offering, October 2024.

To be placed on a waiting list to be notified when applications are open, please email

What is the cost of this course?

This course is subsidised by EQUUIP . The fee for the course is set at €250.00 payable to RACE at booking (once offered a place on the course). Places are limited and will be offered according to applications received.

For queries, please email


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