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Sorry Ross if I have caused offence but my point was directed towards stable staff, not graduates.<br>Once through initial training, if stable staff want to further their education, ie NVQ3, this has to be done mostly in their spare time. As they work extremely hard with long hours, this is difficult.<br>As far as I’m aware (and would gladly be corrected), there is no course at the racing schools designed for the study of an NVQ3 with set periods of days/weeks for guidance/tuition within the school and away from the yard. <br>Study is done with an assessor who visits the yard periodically. Yes, some trainers are very supportive but a racing yard can be a very busy place and appointments with the assessor sometimes need to be cancelled. Not a satisfactory arrangement.<br>Consequently, most never embark, never mind complete, further education.