If you're working with horses, you may be able to take qualifications, like those offered by The British Horse Society (BHS) and The Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS). These include:
- Entry Level Award in Assisting with Basic Care of Horses
- Level 2 Certificate and Diploma in Horse Care
- BHS Stage 1 and 2 in Horse Knowledge Care and Riding
- ABRS Riding and Horse Care Certificate
The Northern Racing College at Doncaster offers a stable staff foundation course for beginners. The course is 18 weeks long and includes 6 weeks of work experience and will prepare you for entry into the racing industry. If you complete the course, you can be considered for a racing apprenticeship.
If you're over 21, enjoy riding horses and would like to find out more about what it's like to work in the racing industry, The British Racing School offers a Transition to Racing course.
If you're interested in working in the horse breeding industry, for example as a stud groom, you can start training at The National Stud in Newmarket.