HEROS Charity

HEROS courses enable learners to either go out and work practically with horses or to move on to study a full-time course or apprenticeship. Learners will learn to safely work with horses in different situations. Learners who successfully complete the course(s) may wish to continue and study full time at HEROS on the HEROS Racing Staff Academy (in partnership with Abingdon and Witney College) or at another college or enrol onto a work-based apprenticeship.

The 14-16 vocational courses provide a practical option for learners currently in Year 10 who are looking for alternative education when progressing in to Year 11. The courses run alongside GCSE options taken at school. The different 1st4Sport courses allow learners to learn about different aspects of horse care, working both in a classroom and on the stable yard.

Qualifications offered are:

  • The 1st4sport Level 1 Award Introduction to the Horseracing Industry
  • Entry Level up to Level 3 courses recognised by the British Racehorse Authority BHA as an entry route into racing.

Age group: 

Primary enrichment, KS3 and 4 programmes


Contact details


The Swallows, North Farm Stud
OX12 9NJ
Fawley, Wantage


01488 638820



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