Training the senior staff of the future

13th May 2015 | News

It is often cited by trainers that the industry lacks good quality senior staff, whilst staff often complain that they feel undervalued.  This is where the Advanced Apprenticeship, Level 3 diploma can help!


Run along similar lines to the Level 2 Foundation Apprenticeship with Work Place instructors visiting the yards and training the young people in the work place, both employer and employee can benefit from this Government funded training program.
Skills such as clipping, breaking in young horses, feeding and managing horse health can all be covered. Flexibility in the program can ensure that staff are suitably trained for the industry and can learn new skills.
In order for Advanced Apprentices to get off to the best possible start, it is a requirement to  attend a week long FREE residential course; these are held regularly at the BRS.
Not only do the courses enable learners to achieve their Functional Skill (Maths and English) qualifications (if needed) in a “fast track” way, students will also finish the week confident with the new OneFile e-portfolio system and complete the mandatory requirements, such as First Aid training.
Throughout the week students also benefit tuition from the jockey coaches in work riding and schooling/stalls work. Innovative teaching has ensured learners get the most out of the course, with great emphasis on feeding and the all-important Horses Health.
Not for the faint hearted, but great fun, a lower leg is dissected in order for learners to really appreciate and put into perspective the structures of the lower leg.

Recent member of the course have been from the yards of Messrs N Henderson, R Philips, N Twiston Davies, G Moore, M de Kock and J Tate.
All tuition and accommodation is provided free of charge and is available to those working full time in racing yards up to the age of 23. Trainees from Point to Point and Arab racing yards are also welcome. Further details can be obtained from Sarah Hayde-Salter or Alex Mant