TITLE: TRAINEE JOCKEY COURSE
DURATION: 28 Weeks
AIM: Trainees will acquire the skills necessary to gain
employment and opportunities in the horse racing industry.
Safety & Hygiene
Riding and Stable Management
One week computer module.
One week safety, hygiene and induction module.
Twelve weeks riding and stable management module.
Mornings are spent on the job training under the supervision
of local racehorse trainers
Afternoons are spent attending classroom lectures and practical
Subjects include communications, mathematics, French, stable
management, life skills and physical education.
Full time on the job training under the supervision of local
racehorse trainers, including morning and evening stables
and leading up at the races.
Every evening there are organised activities including computers,
art, simulator training, sports and study periods.
Age: At least 15 and less than 18 years of age before
Weight and Height: Less than 9 stone.
Riding Experience: Not required.
Education: A school reference is required.
Health: A medical certification is required.
Suitable candidates will be required to complete a two week
trial in July, those selected will start the course proper
FETAC Level II in Racehouse Care and Exercise
FETAC Level I in Stable and Yard Routine
FETAC Foundation and Level I in Communications, Personal Effectiveness
R.A.C.E., Curragh House, Dublin Road, Kildare.
TO: Your nearest FÁS Office