Training & Education

To ensure optimum health and welfare of breeding stock, and to support the professional development of breeders and employees, the TBA provides education for members in the form of seminars, courses and documents on all subjects relating to the breeding and rearing of Thoroughbreds. For more information on the services the TBA provides click here

Industry Courses

There are a number of recommended industry courses we would advise you looking into if you are hoping to get a job or improve your career in breeding or racing.

Please click here for more information on the courses available

Industry Training Providers

The TBA recommends selected training providers that offer appropriate industry training and are approved by BHEST, the industry Awarding Body. In line with the government’s requirements, BHEST develops and awards nationally recognized qualifications that provide the practical grounding for people to build careers and businesses in British horseracing, from equine care and transport to thoroughbred breeding and farriery.

The main training provider for the breeding industry is the National Stud.

Further information on the qualifications offered by each provider listed here

Careers Advice

The Careers Advice and Training Service (CATS) is a facility to support people who wish to develop their careers in racing and is funded by The Racing Foundation.  CATS support is tailored to each individual and provide guidance in a number of areas, including careers coaching, CV writing, applications of funding and careers advice.

Careers in Racing promotes career paths and job opportunities in British Horseracing.  The website contains a huge amount of information on a diverse range of roles, training and qualifications available, as well as hosting a job board advertising more than 1,000 racing vacancies each year

The Thoroughbred Club

The Thoroughbred Club is a social, educational and professional club open to all 16 to 35-year olds with a passion for horse racing and who wish to progress their career in the industry. Members have access to an exciting range of benefits which include exclusive events, race day ticket offers and subscription to the Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder Magazine.  In addition the club also offers a range of careers services, including a bursary grant, a two-day careers course and careers advice.