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The National Stud E2SE course gave me the basic grounding to succeed in the Thoroughbred breeding industry and helped me along into my placement at Cheveley Park Stud where I continue to learn every day. I've met many great friends for life and realised a dream! For anyone that is contemplating applying, do it. - Chris Daffin, Cheveley Park stud, E2SE Graduate

Entry To Stud Employment Programme


If you are looking for a change in direction or you are keen to work in the stud sector, the Entry to Stud Employment course (E2SE) could be an ideal next step for you.

The E2SE Programme is fully funded by the Thoroughbred Breeders Association and delivered by The National Stud.  The course began in 2018 and provides practical work-based training for individuals who wish to pursue a career in the Thoroughbred industry but are lacking relevant experience. The residential programme takes place over nine weeks and consists of practical work-based training with evening lectures. On completion, students who have achieved the required standard will have an interview for a minimum 6-9 month paid position at a UK Thoroughbred Stud Farm to gain further experience and complete the industry recognised Diploma in Word-based Racehorse Care (Breeding Option). Prior to starting their work placement students will have completed a Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care. All qualifications are accredited by 1st 4 Sport.


Entry to Stud Employment