Flexible Learning Programme

Course Overview

This is a two year course offered to 14-16 year olds as a one day release from school

During this first year of the Flexible Learning Programme (FLP) the students will learn how to ride a quiet racehorse, change hands and ride a canter in pose position. They will have lectures and practical lessons about most aspects in horse care.

In the second year the students return and will continue to work towards their Level 1 Diploma in racehorse care. They will ride an ex-racehorse on the 7 furlong straight canter, have practical lessons and lectures in all aspects of looking after a racehorse. The modules assessed range from preparing horses for exercise (both ridden and non-ridden) and examining the health and wellbeing of a horse.


Course Requirements

This course is open to students at partner schools only

Currently Samuel Ward Upper School and Technology College, Newmarket College, Mildenhall College of Technology, Great Cornard Upper School are the schools offering this scheme.

If you do not attend one of these schools but are interested in the Flexible Learning Programme you can speak to the teachers at your school and show them this website or contact Jackie Gill onĀ jackie.gill@brs.org.uk, tel: 01638 665103.


Course costs


There is no cost to the student to attend this course. Lunch and materials are provided free of charge.

Course Dates

Dates for this course are arranged on an individual basis with the school.