HEROS Education

At HEROS we provide specific training programmes for people wanting to work in racing and other equine industries. Our programmes also support the delivery of retraining and rehoming of ex-racehorses. We also provide guidance and training for owners of ex-racehorses to help with their confidence and understanding.


Work Based Training and NVQs

We provide learning opportunities for young people wishing to gain experience and / or qualifications specifically with thoroughbreds and ex racehorses.  We offer traineeships and apprenticeships, NVQs and functional skills. 

We are also able to offer new units in rehabilitation and retraining at level 2.

Please enquire about other opportunities / your requirements.

Work placements

We offer work experience placements to students on equine and veterinary courses. The duration of the placement is open to negotiation on application. We pride ourselves in our flexibility and are open to most requests dependent on availability.

Throughout the placement, students will be able to work alongside our staff and other equine professionals in the area of ex racehorse welfare, retraining and rehoming. 
We are able to provide students with a broad overview of the work we do and we will try to accommodate individual specialisms and interests.

We offer traineeships and apprenticeships – for people (16+) who are considering equestrian employment as a future career or for those who are currently working in the industry wishing to develop their qualifications and skills.

We are also able to consider placements in yard maintenance.

Yard Tours and Visits

We are able to offer yard tours to educational and / or general interest groups. Please call to discuss your curriculum or group requirements. 



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