Course Dates

View the upcoming Courses and Training dates at the various industry Training Providers

  • May, 2018

  • Racing Secretary Course

    Racing Secretary Course

    22nd to 24th May 2018 at the British Racing School in Newmarket.

    Suitable for existing Racing Secretaries new to racing or anyone considering working as a Racing Secretary. For further details and to book your place, please contact courses@brs.org.uk or call 01638 665103.

  • Overview of British Racing Seminar

    Do you want to develop your career in horseracing or perhaps you are new to the industry and would like to expand your knowledge of the sport? Get a jump start with this seminar, delivered by the Northern Racing College on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority.  It offers a friendly and fascinating introduction to the world of racing.

    Venue: Newmarket Racecourse

    Date: 23rd May 2018

    Hosted by: Mick Fitzgerald

    View Course Brochure/Booking Form

  • Pre Licence Skills Assessment – Apprentice

    Pre Licence Skills Assessment – Apprentice
    Location: Northern Racing College, Doncaster
    Date: 24th May 2018

    All prospective applicants must pass a Pre-Licence Assessment before being considered for a place on the main jockeys’ courses for apprentices and conditionals. The day comprises of a fitness test, riding assessment and one to one discussions with our Jockey Coaches. The aim of these changes is to better equip jockeys with the necessary technical skills as they progress through the early stages of their career and to meet their personal development needs.

    For further information visit our website https://www.northernracingcollege.com/copy-of-apprentice-licence or call Georgina Ridal on 01302 861000.

  • Sales Day‐ An Overview of Preparing and Selling Yearlings for Sale

    The Thoroughbred Breeders Association and The National Stud have recently teamed up to offer a one‐day seminar on preparing and selling yearlings at the sales.

    The seminar, which will take place at The National Stud’s Joan Westbrook Lecture Theatre on Wednesday 30 May, will give attendees an insight into what it takes to successfully prepare a yearling for the sales and find out what potential buyers are looking for.

    For more information or to book your place, please contact Leaya Slater on T:01638 675930 or email: leaya@nationalstud.co.uk

    Date: Wednesday 30 May
    Time: 9:15am‐ 4.30pm
    Location: Joan Westbrook Lecture Theatre, The National Stud
    Course Fee: TBA & TTC members £54 (inc VAT) or £108 for non‐members.

  • Jockey Training

    Amateur Rider Category A Seminar

    Location: Northern Racing College, Doncaster
    Date: 30th May 2018

    The NRC holds training seminars for new Amateur Riders wishing to ride under the Rules of Racing. The seminar is run over one day and is designed to provide future Amateur Riders with information about their role and responsibilities on the Racecourse. The Seminar day is theory based.

    For further information visit our website; https://www.northernracingcollege.com/amateur-riding-category-a or call Georgina Ridal on 01302 861000.

  • Jockey Training

    Amateur Rider Category A Assessment
    Location: Northern Racing College, Doncaster
    Date: 31st May 2018

    The applicant must have already attended a Category A Seminar. As part of the assessment the applicant will be required to undertake a evaluation of their fitness.

    For further information visit our website; https://www.northernracingcollege.com/amateur-riding-category-a or call Georgina Ridal on 01302 861000.

  • Entry to Employment Programme for Equine College Students xdybaxxebddxbxfxtsybzqfwzrrvsssfdxwt

    A five week residential training course followed by a work placement at a Racehorse Trainer’s yard

    The Entry to Employment programme offers a route into the horse racing industry for those in their final year of studies at an Equine College or who have recently graduated and who have a strong desire and interest to work with racehorses.

    The training course will teach participants how to ride and look after racehorses. Courses take place at both The British Racing School in Newmarket and Northern Racing College in Doncaster during the Summer months.

    You must be finishing your Equine College Course in 2018 and be able to start employment in the racing industry at the end of the 5 week training Programme. You must also be physically fit.

    To apply, please click here.

  • June, 2018

  • Apprenticeship Course (Racing Option)

    Location: Northern Racing College, Doncaster
    Date: 1st June to 31st August 2018

    For those people seeking their first taste of racing, this pre-apprenticeship foundation course which is offered as a riding or non-riding course will ensure they have the necessary skills to gain employment in the racing industry, and for existing racing staff emphasis is placed on ensuring they receive the advice and develop the practical knowledge and experience to gain promotion within their chosen field.

    For the riding course this 18 week, residential foundation course consists of 12 weeks at the NRC and 6 weeks work experience placement. It has been designed to ensure learners are competent both on the ground working with horses and also whilst riding a thoroughbred horse at exercise. Learners will receive lectures and demonstrations and will work to a routine similar to a racing stable whilst at the NRC and then complete 6 weeks work experience in a yard. The aim of this course is to prepare learners for work in a racing stable.

    Learners will gain;
    • A Level 1 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care
    • Functional Skills qualifications maths and English
    • Emergency First Aid Certificate
    • L3 Award in the principles of transporting horses by road on short journeys
    • L1 Award introduction to horse racing industry
    • Life skills including cooking, nutrition, fitness, looking after your money and talks from speakers from NASS and Racing Welfare.
    • In addition learners also improve their self-esteem, independence, self-confidence and resilience.

    No previous equine experience or academic qualifications are required to enrol. Applicants must not weigh more than 11 stone ready to ride for the riders course.

    Upon successful completion of the course suitable learners, with the right aptitude, will be secured permanent, full time employment in a UK racing yard, where they will become a member of the stable staff team.

    For full details or to apply visit our website https://www.northernracingcollege.com/nrc-foundation-course or call Sarah Beattie on 01302 861000.

  • Pre Licence Skills Assessment – Apprentice

    Date: June 4th – 7th

    This course involves projects of written work, learning and study, along with collecting evidence of your competency and practical assessments.

    An Advanced Apprenticeship is the ideal way to increase your knowledge about racehorse care and management and, with experience, prepare you for a position of responsibility. The Advanced Apprenticeship can lead you to a Foundation Degree in racing offered through British Racing School in conjunction with Warwickshire College and Coventry University.

    If you have any queries or would like an application form please contact the Training Office on 01638 675906 or email trainingoffice@brs.org.uk

  • Trainers Licence

    Trainer Module One – Racehorse Management
    Location: Northern Racing College
    Date: 18th June to 21st June 2018

    The course is made up of a series of seminars, which are delivered by specialist racing consultants, who each have extensive working knowledge of the horseracing industry. Visit our website for further information; https://www.northernracingcollege.com/trainers-modules

    Full details regarding the course criteria and licence application forms can be found at the British Horseracing Authority’s website or contact Annette Baker: T: 0207 152 0000 E: abaker@britishhorseracing.com

  • Apprenticeship Course (Racing Option)

    Location – British Racing School in Newmarket

    Dates – 25th June 2018  – 24th August 2018  

    This pre-apprenticeship foundation course is fully residential and all tuition and learning materials are completely FREE.  The length of the course will depend on your experience and will be either 9 or 14 weeks long.  During this time we will learn:

    Racehorses

    • To ride racehorses in control and according to instructions, you will ride 2 lots every day
    • To muck out and administer daily grooming, feeding and care for racehorses.  You will have 2 or 3 horses to care for during your residential course
    • To prepare a horse for going racing

    Studies

    • Help you to achieve your functional skills English and Maths
    • Help you to achieve your Apprenticeship which includes your Level 2 Diploma in Racehorse Care
    • Help you to achieve your First Aid Certificate

    Life Skills

    • Team building
    • How to budget and manage your finances living away from home
    • Diet and nutrition to help you maintain your weight and a healthy diet
    • Personal safety
    • Drug and alcohol awareness
    • Personal health including sexual education
    • Equality & diversity in the workplace
    • Cybersafety
    • Road Safety

    Following successful completion of this course, you will then be placed into a full time, fully paid job where you will complete your Apprenticeship.  This typically takes 18 months.  A workplace Instructors will visit you in the yard when you are working to help you complete your portfolio.

    For more information and to apply visit https://www.brs.org.uk/courses/apprenticeship-level-2-diploma/ 

     

  • July, 2018

  • Jockey Training

    Pre Licence Skills Assessment – Conditional
    Location: Northern Racing College, Doncaster
    Date: 5th July 2018

    All prospective applicants must pass a Pre-Licence Assessment before being considered for a place on the main jockeys’ courses for apprentices and conditionals. The day comprises of a fitness test, riding assessment and one to one discussions with our Jockey Coaches. The aim of these changes is to better equip jockeys with the necessary technical skills as they progress through the early stages of their career and to meet their personal development needs.

    For further information visit our website https://www.northernracingcollege.com/copy-of-apprentice-licencexdybaxxebddxbxfxtsybzqfwzrrvsssfdxwt or call Georgina Ridal on 01302 861000.

  • Trainers Licence

    Trainer Module Two – Business Skills 
    Location: Northern Racing College
    Date: 9th July to 12th July 2018

    The course is made up of a series of seminars, which are delivered by specialist racing consultants, who each have extensive working knowledge of the horseracing industry. Visit our website for further information; https://www.northernracingcollege.com/trainers-modules Full details regarding the course criteria and licence application forms can be found at the British Horseracing Authority’s website or contact Annette Baker: T: 0207 152 0000 E: abaker@britishhorseracing.com

  • Apprenticeship Course (Racing Option)

    Location: Northern Racing College, Doncaster
    Date: 20 July to 12 October 2018

    For those people seeking their first taste of racing, this pre-apprenticeship foundation course which is offered as a riding or non-riding course will ensure they have the necessary skills to gain employment in the racing industry, and for existing racing staff emphasis is placed on ensuring they receive the advice and develop the practical knowledge and experience to gain promotion within their chosen field.

    For the riding course this 18 week, residential foundation course consists of 12 weeks at the NRC and 6 weeks work experience placement. It has been designed to ensure learners are competent both on the ground working with horses and also whilst riding a thoroughbred horse at exercise. Learners will receive lectures and demonstrations and will work to a routine similar to a racing stable whilst at the NRC and then complete 6 weeks work experience in a yard. The aim of this course is to prepare learners for work in a racing stable.

    Learners will gain;
    • A Level 1 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care
    • Functional Skills qualifications maths and English
    • Emergency First Aid Certificate
    • L3 Award in the principles of transporting horses by road on short journeys
    • L1 Award introduction to horse racing industry
    • Life skills including cooking, nutrition, fitness, looking after your money and talks from speakers from NASS and Racing Welfare.
    • In addition learners also improve their self-esteem, independence, self-confidence and resilience.

    No previous equine experience or academic qualifications are required to enrol. Applicants must not weigh more than 11 stone ready to ride for the riders course.

    Upon successful completion of the course suitable learners, with the right aptitude, will be secured permanent, full time employment in a UK racing yard, where they will become a member of the stable staff team.

    For full details or to apply visit our website https://www.northernracingcollege.com/nrc-foundation-course or call Sarah Beattie on 01302 861000.

  • Apprenticeship Course (Racing Option)

    Location – British Racing School in Newmarket

    Dates – 22nd July 2018  – 17th August 2018 

    This pre-apprenticeship foundation course is fully residential and all tuition and learning materials are completely FREE.  The length of the course will depend on your experience and will be either 9 or 14 weeks long.  During this time we will learn:

    Racehorses

    • To ride racehorses in control and according to instructions, you will ride 2 lots every day
    • To muck out and administer daily grooming, feeding and care for racehorses.  You will have 2 or 3 horses to care for during your residential course
    • To prepare a horse for going racing

    Studies

    • Help you to achieve your functional skills English and Maths
    • Help you to achieve your Apprenticeship which includes your Level 2 Diploma in Racehorse Care
    • Help you to achieve your First Aid Certificate

    Life Skills

    • Team building
    • How to budget and manage your finances living away from home
    • Diet and nutrition to help you maintain your weight and a healthy diet
    • Personal safety
    • Drug and alcohol awareness
    • Personal health including sexual education
    • Equality & diversity in the workplace
    • Cybersafety
    • Road Safety

    Following successful completion of this course, you will then be placed into a full time, fully paid job where you will complete your Apprenticeship.  This typically takes 18 months.  A workplace Instructors will visit you in the yard when you are working to help you complete your portfolio.

    For more information and to apply visit https://www.brs.org.uk/courses/apprenticeship-level-2-diploma/ 

     

  • Jockey Training

    Pre Licence Skills Assessment – Apprentice
    Location: Northern Racing College, Doncaster
    Date: 24th July 2018

    All prospective applicants must pass a Pre-Licence Assessment before being considered for a place on the main jockeys’ courses for apprentices and conditionals. The day comprises of a fitness test, riding assessment and one to one discussions with our Jockey Coaches. The aim of these changes is to better equip jockeys with the necessary technical skills as they progress through the early stages of their career and to meet their personal development needs.

    For further information visit our website https://www.northernracingcollege.com/copy-of-apprentice-licence or call Georgina Ridal on 01302 861000.

  • Jockey Training

    Amateur Rider Category A Seminar

    Location: Northern Racing College, Doncaster
    Date: 25th July 2018

    The NRC holds training seminars for new Amateur Riders wishing to ride under the Rules of Racing. The seminar is run over one day and is designed to provide future Amateur Riders with information about their role and responsibilities on the Racecourse. The Seminar day is theory based. For further information visit our website; https://www.northernracingcollege.com/amateur-riding-category-a or call Georgina Ridal on 01302 861000

  • Jockey Training

    Amateur Rider Category A Assessment
    Location: Northern Racing College, Doncaster
    Date: 26th July 2018

    The applicant must have already attended a Category A Seminar. As part of the assessment the applicant will be required to undertake a evaluation of their fitness. For further information visit our website; https://www.northernracingcollege.com/amateur-riding-category-a or call Georgina Ridal on 01302 861000.

  • Trainers Licence

    Trainer Module Three – Staff Management  
    Location: Northern Racing College, Doncaster
    Date: 30th July to 2nd August 2018

    The course is made up of a series of seminars, which are delivered by specialist racing consultants, who each have extensive working knowledge of the horseracing industry. Visit our website for further information; https://www.northernracingcollege.com/trainers-modules Full details regarding the course criteria and licence application forms can be found at the British Horseracing Authority’s website or contact Annette Baker: T: 0207 152 0000 E: abaker@britishhorseracing.com

  • August, 2018

  • Apprenticeship Course (Racing Option)

    Location – British Racing School in Newmarket

    Dates – 6th August 2018 – 8th October 2018

    This pre-apprenticeship foundation course is fully residential and all tuition and learning materials are completely FREE.  The length of the course will depend on your experience and will be either 9 or 14 weeks long.  During this time we will learn:

    Racehorses

    • To ride racehorses in control and according to instructions, you will ride 2 lots every day
    • To muck out and administer daily grooming, feeding and care for racehorses.  You will have 2 or 3 horses to care for during your residential course
    • To prepare a horse for going racing

    Studies

    • Help you to achieve your functional skills English and Maths
    • Help you to achieve your Apprenticeship which includes your Level 2 Diploma in Racehorse Care
    • Help you to achieve your First Aid Certificate

    Life Skills

    • Team building
    • How to budget and manage your finances living away from home
    • Diet and nutrition to help you maintain your weight and a healthy diet
    • Personal safety
    • Drug and alcohol awareness
    • Personal health including sexual education
    • Equality & diversity in the workplace
    • Cybersafety
    • Road Safety

    Following successful completion of this course, you will then be placed into a full time, fully paid job where you will complete your Apprenticeship.  This typically takes 18 months.  A workplace Instructors will visit you in the yard when you are working to help you complete your portfolio.

    For more information and to apply visit https://www.brs.org.uk/courses/apprenticeship-level-2-diploma/ 

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