• CARE Subsidised Training

    CARE aims to provide training and development opportunities to all who work in the equine industry, whether that is providing grant aid to those who are returning to education or providing access to subsidised training programmes.


    CARE is now offering subsidised HGV driving training (C licence) with the Airport Driving School for an all in fee of €600 per person, this training normally retails at over €1,200 per person. This fee will include the following:


    • Off road and theory (2 hours)
    • Rigid lessons (8 hours)
    • Rigid mock exam
    • Pre-test and hire of rigid for test
    • Exam fees

    The Airport Driving School is located in Jamestown Business Park, Finglas, Dublin 11. They offer a unique 'Test Pass Guarantee' scheme with a 98% pass rate and also have the most modern fleet of vehicles in Europe.


    How to apply? 

    If you wish to avail of this training, you must be currently working in the racing industry and have done so for at least the past twelve months. You will firstly need to complete and return the application form which is available to download here. CARE will need to verify that you are working in the industry before payment can be processed, details of the verification process are outlined below: 

    Please note that you must have a public service card to sit the driving test in the Republic of Ireland.


    PAYE Employees: 

    Applicants who are PAYE employees within the industry are required to verify this by providing copies of payslips along with the completed application form, for example, if you apply for the HGV driving training in March 2019, you will need to provide a copy of a payslip from February 2019 and February 2019. CARE does not wish to see wage details and this information can be blacked out if the applicant wishes to do so, copies of payslips and licences will be securely disposed following verification.


    Self Employed:

    If you are a self-employed individual working in the equine industry and wish to apply for the HGV training please contact Patrick Ryan in CARE directly on 045 455488 or on email at [email protected].  


    Following verification you will be contacted by CARE and payment can be arranged using one of the two methods below:

    1. You can pay for your place with a credit or debit card, please contact Patrick Ryan in CARE directly on 045 455488 to arrange

    2. You can pay via your HRI account using the authorisation form which is available to download here.


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