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Level 1

1st4sport Level 1 Diploma in Work Based Thoroughbred Horse Care

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Required age
14 +

Learning hours

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Key dates

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The 1st4sport Level 1 Diploma in Work Based Thoroughbred Horse Care is perfect for learners who are passionate about working with horses.

They will gain the knowledge, confidence and skills required to care for horses, as well as to carry out general stable management routines under supervision.

This will enable them to grow their skills with appropriate support on hand to guide their development and answer any questions.

This qualification is supported by the BHA as the trade association and employers for horseracing in the UK.

Gives learners the knowledge, confidence, and skills to care for horses under supervision and carry out general stable management routines

Qualification Progression

This qualification leads to further learning or training in the horseracing industry such as the 1st4sport Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Thoroughbred Racehorse Care

Achievement of this qualification will help learners progress to the following job roles:

  • Groom
  • Yard assistant

Level 1

1st4sport Level 1 Diploma in Work Based Thoroughbred Horse Care

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