Industry courses

NEW – Entry to Stud Employment Course (E2SE)

The TBA is piloting a new training programme which aims to widen access to the Thoroughbred breeding industry for those with limited experience.  The Entry to Stud Employment Programme is open to those aged 18 or older, including mature recruits from other industries, graduates and those wishing to make a job change within the industry.  Twelve students will be accepted on the 2017 course which will be delivered by the National Stud, and consists of a nine week residential course at the stud, followed by six to nine months in work place.   The course is generously co-funded by the Racing Foundation.

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National Stud Apprenticeship Course

The Apprenticeship Course, in partnership with the British Racing School offers schools leavers a direct route into the Thoroughbred breeding industry Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualifications and workplace experience. The full time, residential course is completely FREE and allows you earn as you learn … more

The National Stud Diploma Course

The Diploma is a five month, full time residential training programme dedicated to the Thoroughbred breeding industry. The course combines practical experience working on a commercial stud during the busy breeding season (February to June) with theoretical lectures, visits, workshops and demonstrations relating to Thoroughbred breeding and racing. Students are supported and assessed during the programme using appraisals, projects, assignments and examinations relating to practical and commercial aspects of the industry. Successful students are awarded the National Stud Diploma certificate, in addition high achievers are presented with awards and prizes including significant travel bursaries. more

The TBA Stud Farming Course

This year’s TBA Stud Farming Course will run from Tuesday 12th-14th December 2017 at the British Racing School in Newmarket. This well respected three day course boasts a programme of lectures and visits covering a wide range of stud management topics, delivered by leading veterinary and industry experts.

Racing industry courses

If you are interested in attending a training course that will enable you to work in a racing yard, you should contact:

Alternatively for work-based learning on a stud or in a racing yard contact: