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HEROS Education

At HEROS Charity Education we welcome students aged 14-16 to join our enrichment programme. We aim to build confidence, self-esteem and reengage students with learning.   Post 16 we offer a diploma and apprenticeships for those young people looking for a career in racing or working…

At HEROS Charity Education we welcome students aged 14-16 to join our enrichment programme. We aim to build confidence, self-esteem and reengage students with learning.  

Post 16 we offer a diploma and apprenticeships for those young people looking for a career in racing or working with horses more generally.

Through working with our ex racehorse students on all levels benefit from: 

  • Widen the horizons and increase employability opportunities of those seeking work
  • Offer confidence and life-changing skills through practical knowledge in the handling of horses and an understanding their needs
  • Give training, advice and ongoing support on all aspects of the job search

HEROS Education can also offer a variety of courses and can be personalised to suit the individual’s requirements based on time and experience. We are an accredited 1st4Sport training provider and therefore can provide a flexible package to suit most situations.

Courses:

  • The Flexible learning provision includes enrichement days on a ‘roll on, roll off’ basis. (1 - 2 days a week, term time only)
  • Diploma in horse care (6- 12 months)
  • Apprenticeships over 12 to 18 months 

The days of the week that our education provision is delivered on are;

  • Monday – Apprenticeships and diploma
  • Tuesday - Apprenticeships and diploma
  • Wednesday - Apprenticeships and enrichment
  • Thursday- Apprenticeships 
  • Friday- Apprenticeships and enrichment

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Who to contact

Contact Name
Grace Muir
Contact Position
CEO/Education Manager/Equine Training Manager
Telephone
01488638820
E-mail
Education@HEROScharity.org
Website
http://www.heroscharity.org/education-and-training/
Notes

The home of HEROS is North Farm Stud, Fawley, Wantage, is located in an area of natural outstanding beauty on the borders of Oxfordshire and West Berkshire.

HEROS is supported by a Board of Trustees, Patrons, Ambassadors (such as Victoria Pendleton, John Francome and Richard Hughes) and volunteers, and works in partnership with Racing Welfare and other charitable providers.

All students follow a strict induction programme to ensure that safety remains paramount when working alongside animals. HEROS Charity Education does have a specific teaching, learning and assessment yard where all horses have been fully risk assessed to reduce the likelihood of an accident. All policies and procedures are available on our website or can be emailed on request.

Where to go

Name
North Farm
Address
The Swallows
North Fawley
Wantage
Postcode
OX12 9NJ
Notes

Located in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty HEROS Education enjoys the use of top of the range facilites based on a working Stud and Rehabilitation yard.  

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday - Friday (09:00-16:00)
Time of day
Term time only
Session Information
These times reflect the maximum hours a student may need to attend. These will differ greatly dependent upon course.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£70/ Per day
Details

Our costs are dependant upon the course enrolled upon - some course are fully funded whilst others may need to be privatly funded.  This is dependant upon age and prior education.

Please get in touch with our office to dicuss any course costings.

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Under 16 referals must come through your child's school 

Post 16 referals can come to HEROS directly 

Additional Information

Providing services to
11 - 16 years (secondary school age)
16 + years
Young people

Supporting people with
Challenging behaviour
Mental health conditions

Last checked on 30/07/2021

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