Industry Training - Programme

Certificate Racing Programme Introduction

In 2010, the racing development training programme has passed the assessment of Hong Kong Council of Academic Accreditation and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), and received Level 1 to Level 4 accreditation. The nine accredited racing training programmes comprise three riding and six non-riding programmes, covering subjects such as basic riding, stable management, horse care, IT, financial management and sports science. The Certificate Courses are as follows:

Certificate in Racing (Stable Assistant)

[QR Registration No.: 14/003616/L1   Validity Period: 01/06/2014 to 31/05/2027]

Foundation level, focusing on the basic knowledge on horses; Contents include caring for horses, and basic stables management, such as identifying sick horses, and methods in maintaining the stable

Certificate in Racing (Riding)

[QR Registration No.: 14/003617/L1 Validity Period: 01/06/2014 To 31/05/2027]

Besides the above courses, it also includes basic riding lessons for work riders and racing trainees.

Certificate in Racing (Advanced Stable Assistant)

[QR Registration No.: 14/003652/L2   Validity Period: 01/06/2014 to 31/05/2027]

Contents include restraint and training of horses, and higher level in stables management, such as applications of basic treatments to injuries and illnesses, supervision of stable staff etc. Students who have completed this level can apply to be Head lads and Work Riders;

Certificate in Racing (Work Rider)

[QR Registration No.: 18/000295/L2   Validity Period: 01/06/2018 to 31/05/2027]

Besides the above courses, it also includes riding lessons for apprentice jockey trainees, apprentice jockeys and work riders.

Certificate in Racing (Assistant Trainer)

[QR Registration No.: 22/000096/L3   Validity Period: 01/06/2022 to 31/05/2027]

This level can be divided into two parts. The first part is suitable for Apprentice Jockeys. Contents include racing knowledge and skills, and communication with horse owners and trainers, etc.; the second part is suitable for Assistant Trainers. Contents include preparing training programmes for horses, and the procedures relating to the running of a racing stable.

Certificate in Racing (Jockey)

[QR Registration No.: 14/003619/L3   Validity Period: 01/06/2014 to 31/05/2027]

Besides the above courses, it also includes advanced riding lessons for jockeys.


Certificate in Farriery

[QR Registration No.: 18/000003/L3   Validity Period: 01/01/2018 to 31/05/2027]

It is a four-year apprenticeship training programme for apprentice farriers of The Hong Kong Jockey Club. Completion of this 4-year programme will lead to the terminal qualification of Certificate in Farriery (Year 4). Modules include make standard shoes for a range of horses, fit shoes for normal healthy horses and fit shoes to alleviate moderate faults and defects in horses

Certificate in Farriery has received the recognition from HKCAAVQ in 2011.

Diploma in Horse Racing Stewarding

[QR Registration No.: 14/002481/L4   Validity Period: 01/09/2013 to 31/08/2025]

This qualification provides comprehensive training to support Horse Racing Stewards and to uphold the integrity of racing in Hong Kong. Contents include an extensive knowledge of the rules of racing, racing protocols, animal welfare and duty of care requirements. Students at this level are required to evaluate information for planning and research purposes and apply theoretical concepts to a range of situations, including recognising approved and non-approved racing gear and equipment and legal and illegal racing tactics

Diploma in Horse Racing Stewarding has also received the recognition from HKCAAVQ in 2013.

The ninth course, Diploma in Horse Racing Instructor, has recently received Level IV status in the Qualifications Framework for a four-year-period from 1 October 2023.

Diploma in Horse Racing Instructor

[QR Registration No.: 23/000840/L4   Validity Period: 01/10/2023 to 30/09/2027]

This program aims at training program participants, through a holistic approach, to become an all-round competent horse racing instructor with sound knowledge of horse management and sufficient practical skills in the delivery of training in the arenas and on the tracks. Upon successful completion of the program, the program participant will be able to demonstrate competence and autonomy in planning riding lessons, teaching the racing trainees from the foundation level to the advanced level of being able to ride accurate times of fast work and the official barrier trials to the satisfaction of the Stewards under the Rules of Racing.