NPA in Racing Yard Routine at SCQF level 5

NPA in Racing Yard Routine at SCQF level 5

This National Progression Award (NPA):

  • introduces learners to techniques that are important in the equine sector
  • provides an overview of the horseracing industry with a focus on the knowledge and skills required to contribute to the running of a racing yard

It develops practical, technical and transferable skills such as racehorse care, horse health, feeding and watering, and maintaining high standards of safety and welfare within a racing yard.

This qualification is available through colleges and training providers.

NPAs can be taught as a full-time course over one year or as a part-time course over two years.

Why study this qualification

The NPA in Racing Yard Routine is designed for a wide range of learners, including:

  • school leavers
  • adults returning to education
  • individuals who are currently in employment and wish to obtain a formal qualification
  • those who are looking to access HN programmes

The qualification is also suitable if you work in or are interested in working in a racing yard or if you have an interest in horseracing and thoroughbred horses.

You will develop an understanding of horse health and care, with an emphasis on thoroughbred horses. You will also develop a range of practical skills that support the work of a racing yard.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the college or training provider. However, if you are thinking of entering the SCQF level 5 award it is recommended that you should have Core Skills at SCQF level 4.

Employment and progression

You could use this level 5 award to progress to:

  • study at SCQF level 6
  • an HNC/HND in Equine Studies or a related area
  • a PDA in Equine Breeding
  • an SVQ in the Horse Care sector
  • employment in the Horse Care sector, perhaps as a racing groom or work rider

Qualification structure

Group award code: GR21 45 (24 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level: 5

This National Progression Award consists of 4 mandatory units (24 SCQF credit points).

Mandatory units include:

  • Horse Care: Watering and Feeding: An Introduction
  • Horse Care: Safe Working Practices
  • Racehorse Care: An Introduction
  • Horse Health: An Introduction

See the group award specification (248 KB) for the full list of mandatory units.

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Qualification structure

Group award code: GR21 45 (24 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level: 5

This National Progression Award consists of 4 mandatory units (24 SCQF credit points).

Mandatory units include:

  • Horse Care: Watering and Feeding: An Introduction
  • Horse Care: Safe Working Practices
  • Racehorse Care: An Introduction
  • Horse Health: An Introduction

See the group award specification (248 KB) for the full list of mandatory units.

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How to assess

Assessment will be a combination of practical and knowledge assessments under closed- and open-book assessment conditions. See the assessment and evidence requirements for each unit.

Assessment and/or e-assessment support packs are available for this qualification.

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