HEROS Education Open Evening

Thursday 4 April 2019  |  Start 17:00  |  Finish 19:00  |  Postcode OX12 9NJ  |  Location North Farm Stud

HEROS Education offers bespoke training opportunities for any learners wishing to progress within the equine industry. We offer a wide range of study and training programmes and work hard to cater for everyone who wishes to learn with HEROS Education. Come and meet our tutors, students, the HEROS horses and find out more.

This is a friendly, informal opportunity for prospective students, together with their parents or carers, to discuss the many options available.

There will be refreshments available.

For post 16 students we offer a range of routes into the equine industry either through our sub-contract with Myerscough College, formed for the 2018-2019 academic year, which delivers traineeships in Horse Care at Level 1 or through our Level 2 Racing Academy delivered through our partnership with Abingdon and Whitney College.

We are passionate about getting young people into racing and to this end we also offer Apprenticeship training opportunities, again delivered through our contract with Myerscough College. It is our aim to expand on this provision, providing the training and assessment to apprentices whilst they work for an expanding network of racing trainers.

In addition to our equine courses our learners also benefit from the provision of employability courses, life skills classes and the teaching of Maths and English; with many students working towards a functional skills qualification. We want to help our learners achieve the skills to lead successful and independent lives.

Moving forward, HEROS Education will now develop the strong foundations it has built up over the past few years. We are looking to increase the numbers of learners entering our programmes of study and thus the numbers finding employment or further study within racing. Already we are expanding our network of contacts throughout the equine industry and wish to demonstrate that as an industry, racing can address the shortage of staff whilst also providing lifelong careers options to a new generation.


You can download a copy of Paul Wilcox's presentation here.