Horse Care (Racehorse Care) (subject to approval)

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)


Oatridge Campus


This course is the first step on the ladder of equine qualifications offered at SRUC and runs in parallel with the NC Horse Care. It is designed to give a practical foundation in the care of racehorses.

The course is offered in conjunction with the Scottish Racing Academy and is recognised by the British Horseracing Authority. The course provides students with the qualification required to be eligible for employment in racing yards. Students will gain skills relevant for a range of career opportunities within the racing industry.

Content includes: Safe Handling of Thoroughbred Horses; Racehorse Care: An Introduction: Preparation for Ridden Work; Stable Routine; Escorting Racehorses to Race Meetings.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4 preferably including English and Maths. 2 weeks' practical work experience to be completed prior to an agreed date. Recorded evidence of ability to ride, to include a minimum of walk, trot and canter to be submitted on with application.

Progression Routes

HNC Equine Studies

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Horse Care

SCQF Level