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Level 2 Diploma in Racehorse Care at Northern Racing College

Course description

The Intermediate Apprenticeship is completed largely at the learner’s place of work, with a member of the Northern Racing College Roving Assessor team visiting every 8 – 10 weeks to assess the skills and knowledge the learner is gaining through workplace training.

Anyone aged 16 or over, who works at least 16 hours a week in a licensed racing stable can apply. Learners must already have achieved a Level 1 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care OR an equivalent equine qualification OR have relevant occupational experience.

Course content

The qualification involves study of horse care, written work projects collecting evidence of competency and practical assessments.

An Intermediate Apprenticeship is an ideal way to increase knowledge and completion is a statement of competence to perform certain practical duties to a particular standard. The Intermediate Apprenticeship also prepares individuals for progression onto the Advanced Apprenticeship. The Level 2 Diploma is linked to the scale 2 racing wage.

The Northern Racing College also offer a Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care.

Entry requirements

Level 1 Diploma in Racehorse Care


Roving Instructors will visit you at your place of work and assess you.

Financial information

No formal requirements.

Future opportunities

Racing Groom

Travelling Racing Groom

Head Racing Groom

Travelling Head Groom

Work Rider

Assistant Trainer


Further information

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application or please go to the link to apply directly online:

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northern Racing College directly.

Last updated date: 23 April 2018

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