1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Assisting with the Rehabilitation of Horses

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This qualification is equivalent to Level 3 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)*.

To find out how to apply to deliver this qualification see the How to Apply section. There are no costs involved in applying or becoming a 1st4sport recognised centre.

Developed in partnership with the British Racing Authority (BHA), the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Assisting with the Rehabilitation of Horses is designed to provide a benefit to learners who may already have experience of working with racehorses and who wish to specialise in providing rehabilitation opportunities to horses retiring from the racing industry for a variety of reasons including age, injury and form.

*Please note there may be exceptions to the above. Further information about the EQF can be found on the EQF Portal.

Learners are required to:

  • have been accurately identified*
  • able to communicate effectively in English (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

NB. It is recommended that potential learners have an interest in the area and/or some experience to ensure that this is the correct qualification for them.

* The identify check must be completed in the course induction

Learners must successfully achieve 13 credits, completing all three mandatory units.

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Carry out routine care and monitor the health and well-being of horses H/600/3485 38 5


Assist with the rehabilitation of horses R/600/3790 23 3


Develop and implement a horse rehabilitation plan M/600/3795 33 5

For recognised centres and tutors, the qualification is supported by the following resources:

  • generic administrative guidance and tools for recognised centres
  • Qualification Specification outlining the requirements of delivering and assessing the qualification

Fees are charged per learner and provide registration and certification for the qualification, as well as a 1st4sport Learner Pack, learning resources and certificate. Centre recognition, qualification approval and annual centre fees may also be applicable.

To apply to become a recognised centre approved to deliver this qualification please contact [email protected]

This qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Further information about the benefits of the framework can be found by visiting the Ofqual website.

All learners being registered for RQF qualifications are required to have a Unique Learner Number (ULN) issued by the Learner Register. To be approved to offer this qualification, you will need to demonstrate that you can access and verify learners’ ULNs with the Learner Register. For more information about this process, please visit the Learning Records Service website