WINNER – Best Collaboration Award 2022

April 13th 2022

Kildare & Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) and the Racing Academy & Centre of Education (RACE) are delighted to have won the Business Collaboration Award at the 2022 Education Awards held at Clontarf Castle honouring all the hard work of staff and students have put into this course.

Responding to industry needs, KWETB, RACE, along with leading representative bodies in the horse racing and breeding industries have collaborated to provide an entry-level programme for aspiring jockeys offering the only QQI led qualifications in Racehorse Care and Riding (commonly known as the Trainee Jockey Course).

KWETB and RACE have put together a multi-disciplinary team that supports and nurtures young talent and prepares them for careers in the global horseracing industry.

This special purpose 42-week residential QQI Level 4 Horsemanship Course is innovative in design and execution.

The course has been designed to provide learners with a strong foundation for a future career in the racing industry with an emphasis on all-round personal development and wellness along with practical horsemanship skills, workplace preparation and industry induction.

More information is available at https://racingacademy.ie/cms/trainee-jockey/