Education

The National Stud has been one of the world’s leading providers of Thoroughbred industry education for over 30 years.

Starting with the Diploma in Stud Practice and Management in 1986, the education programme has evolved over the years and now spans the full spectrum – from those with little or no experience with Thoroughbreds, to short courses and learning programmes for those already working at a senior level in the industry. All courses are tailored to provide learners with the industry knowledge and practical training required for a successful career in their chosen field.

The qualifications offered are accredited by the industry’s awarding body 1st4Sport. In addition to residential and short courses, we offer a range of qualifications which can be delivered and assessed in the workplace.

Education

THOROUGHBRED BREEDING INDUSTRY

EDUCATION PATHWAY

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Experience level
Suitable courses / duration
Dates
Qualification level
No experience? No problem!
29 July - 1 October 18 October - 17 December
29 July - 1 October 18 October - 17 December
Limited experience with horses?
29 July - 1 October 18 October - 17 December
29 July - 1 October 18 October - 17 December
Experience with thoroughbreds and looking to pursue a career in the industry?
January - June
January - June
Working in the industry and keen to keep developing?
7-9 September 2021 Delivered throughout the year
7-9 September 2021 Delivered throughout the year
Aiming for or currently working in higher management position?
Delivered throughout the year
Delivered throughout the year

Courses

Read our students' blog

“The National Stud E2SE course gave me the basic grounding to succeed in the Thoroughbred breeding industry. For anyone that is contemplating applying do it.”

Chris Daffin

2019 E2SE Graduate

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