Opportunity to gain a Racing Diploma Qualification in final 2 years of School

24th Mar 2015 | News

Applications are currently invited for the latest intake of the Flexible learning program here at the British Racing School in September.

What is the Flexible Learning Program? Jaki Houston-Campbell, lead instructor and coordinator explains “This is an amazing opportunity for students to attend the BRS one day a week from school and train for their level 2 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care. The course lasts two years and candidates are aged 14/15 and so in their final few years at school. The first academic year students are taught the basic technique to ride a racehorse in pose position, along with the theory to pass assessments in horse care. The second academic year able students are taught more advanced skills such as riding fast work, schooling over hurdles and jumping out of the stalls. “

Sounds like fun? Don’t just take our word for it, this is what some of ex-FLP pupils say:

“The FLP course was a vital part in me being able to obtain my apprentice licence. I was able to learn the correct way to look after and ride horses whilst still at school so I was able to work in a racing yard straight after leaving school” Shelley Birkett. UK Apprentice Jockey.

“The course helped me gain experience in handling and riding racehorses by having many different types of horses for different skill levels, by being able to learn on a horse that can challenge you but not be too tough and then when you are ready you can go up a step. Also the patient and individual style of teaching made it so that I was able to understand what I was learning and let me develop my riding skills” Jack Gilligan. U.S. Apprentice Jockey.

Hurry time is running out, get your application forms in now interviews are being held after Easter! Need more information? Contact Jaki Houston-Campbell for advice or an application form.