Careers in Racing

Jockey Training

From basic training to media training, this section will give you all you need to know about becoming a jockey.  

Please note that courses are listed in alphabetical order - not necessarily the order you would complete them. 

All jockeys, both Apprentice (flat) and Conditional (jump) would first complete a Licence Course, followed by a Continuation Course and finally the Advanced Course.

  • Advanced Apprentice Course (Flat)

    As an Apprentice Jockey, you'll need to continue your development in order to maintain your licence.  Having completed both your Licence and Continuation Courses and having achieved 20 or...

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  • Apprentice Continuation Course (Flat)

    This course is designed to build on the skills you learnt on the Licence Course and offers a more in-depth look at your riding skills, fitness and wellbeing. 

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  • Apprentice Licence Course (Flat)

    Most Jockeys have worked as a Stable Hand at some point in their life and may have completed their Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care (formerly NVQ 2) via one of the routes detailed on...

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  • Conditional Advanced Course (Jump)

    The aim of the Advanced Course is to provide Conditional Jockeys with further advice and training on the development of their professional career.

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  • Conditional Continuation Course (Jump)

    This course is designed to build on the skills you learnt at your Licence course and offers a more in-depth look at your riding skills, fitness and wellbeing.

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  • Conditional Licence Course (Jump)

    Most Jockeys have worked as a Stable Hand at some point in their life and may have completed their Level 2 Diploma (formerly NVQ 2) in Work Based Racehorse Care via one of the routes detailed on...

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  • Media Training

    This training enables you as a professional jockey to access training in media broadcast techniques and interview skills.

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