Doncaster Equine College Application

Welcome to the Doncaster Equine College application page. Doncaster Equine College (DEC) sits within the National Horseracing College (NHC) with which it shares its facilities. 

Please fill in all the appropriate fields where possible. 

Details of the courses on offer can be viewed here

Attendance at the College based just outside Doncaster is on a day basis and not a residential programme so consider your options of travel to and from the College for your course.

Before completing this application make sure you have as much information to hand as possible such as National Insurance number, names and details of anyone who will be giving you a reference, exam results and email addresses.

Please ensure that the email address you enter does not start with  or contain  a Capital (Upper Case) letter as this can cause the system to decline the email.  E.g enter and not

You must click on the SUBMIT button at the end to ensure your Application gets to us and if you do not receive an email within 24 hours contact us on 01302 861000 or email

Please note that fields highlighted with a *  are mandatory and if not completed your Application will not be submitted.

Questions about previous school and educational experience.

If you left school in the last 2 years, one referee should be your Head Teacher or Form Tutor.


Student declaration

Parent/Guardian Declaration(not required if candidate is age 18 or older):

How We Use Your Personal Information The personal information you provide is passed to the Chief Executive of Skills Funding (“the Agency”) and, when needed, the Department for Education, including the Education Funding Agency to meet legal responsibilities under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009, and for the Agency’s Learning Records Service (LRS) to create and maintain a unique learner number (ULN). The information you provide may be shared with other partner organisations for purposes relating to education or training. Further information about use of, and access to, your personal data, and details of partner organisations are available at:,

The National Horseracing College/Doncaster Equine College collects information for its own and ESFA use and the privacy statement here covers how NHC and ESFA use your persoanl information.   You must select at least one option from the choices for allowed Contact and Preferred Contact Methods.  The full NHC/DEC GDPR Policy can be viewed here.

How We Use Your Personal Information This privacy notice is issued by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Department of Education (DfE). It is to inform learners how their personal information will be used by the DfE, the ESFA (an executive agency of the DfE) and any successor bodies to these organisations. For the purposes of relevant data protection legislation, the DfE is the data controller for personal data processed by the ESFA. Your personal information is used by the DfE to exercise its functions and to meet its statutory responsibilities, including under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 and to create and maintain a unique learner number (ULN) and a personal learning record (PLR). Your information will be securely destroyed after it is no longer required for these purposes. Your information may be used for education, training, employment and well-being related purposes, including for research. The DfE and the English European Social Fund (ESF) Managing Authority (or agents acting on their behalf) may contact you in order for them to carry out research and evaluation to inform the effectiveness of training. Your information may also be shared with other third parties for the above purposes, but only where the law allows it and the sharing is in compliance with data protection legislation. You can agree to be contacted by other third parties by ticking any of the section below.

Further information about use of and access to your personal data, details of organisations with whom we regularly share data, information about how long we retain your data, and how to change your consent to being contacted, please visit: