Course Dates

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

  • July, 2019

  • Jockey Training

    AMATEUR RIDER DEVELOPMENT COURSE

    THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR AMATEUR JOCKEYS WHO WOULD LIKE TO DEVELOP AND IMPROVE THEIR RACE RIDING TECHNIQUE

    It’s a week long residential course designed to help current riders who hold either their Category A Amateur Riders permit or Point to Point Licence, develop their skills as a rider, and get some professional tuition. The course includes:

    Riding
    Schooling sessions / stalls sessions
    Video analysis
    Simulator training, pushing technique and correct use of the whip
    Fitness assessment and advice
    Diet and nutrition advice
    Fall training
    Sports psychology

    To find out more information or for an application to attend the Amateur Rider Development course with The British Racing School please contact Di Farrell-Thomas at Di.Farrell-Thomas@brs.org.uk or telephone 01638 675907.

  • August, 2019

  • Racing Secretary Course

    Racing Secretary Course

    6th – 8th August 2019 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.

  • Health and Safety in the Racing and Breeding Industry Seminar

    This is a course in “Equine Specific”  emergency first aid and is taught by healthcare professionals that deal with equestrian related injuries on a daily basis.

    1 day course at The National Stud

    Full Details: https://www.nationalstud.co.uk/training-courses/part-time-short-courses/industry-short-courses/

  • Apprenticeship Course (Racing Option)

    Location – British Racing School in Newmarket

    Dates – 12th August 2019 – 18th November 2019  

    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/ 

  • PONY RACING CAMP

    A WEEK LONG RESIDENTIAL CAMP FOR CHILDREN AGED 11 – 15 YEARS WHO WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PONY RACING

    13th – 17th August 2019

    This is a one week residential course for you and your pony to experience the fun of pony racing whilst developing yourself as a young jockey. During the week you will:

    Ride your pony on our gallops whilst being filmed then watch yourself back in the classroom

    Perfect your jockey pose position on our racehorse simulators

    See behind the scenes of a Newmarket Trainers’ yard and Newmarket Racecourse

    Enjoy an evening of mounted games in teams led by a current jockey (Jockeys that have visited the camp include Frankie Dettori, Paul Hanagan, William Buick, Frankel’s jockey Tom Queally plus many more …)

    Take part in a Best Turned Out competition judged by a racehorse Trainer

    And finally …

    Ride your pony up our straight gallop upsides a jockey!!

    To find out more information or for an application to attend The Pony Racing Camp with The British Racing School please contact Jackie Gill at Jackie.Gill@brs.org.uk or telephone 01638 665103.

  • PONY RACING CAMP

    A WEEK LONG RESIDENTIAL CAMP FOR CHILDREN AGED 11 – 15 YEARS WHO WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PONY RACING

    13th – 17th August 2019 

    This is a one week residential course for you and your pony to experience the fun of pony racing whilst developing yourself as a young jockey. During the week you will:

    Ride your pony on our gallops whilst being filmed then watch yourself back in the classroom

    Perfect your jockey pose position on our racehorse simulators

    See behind the scenes of a Newmarket Trainers’ yard and Newmarket Racecourse

    Enjoy an evening of mounted games in teams led by a current jockey (Jockeys that have visited the camp include Frankie Dettori, Paul Hanagan, William Buick, Frankel’s jockey Tom Queally plus many more …)

    Take part in a Best Turned Out competition judged by a racehorse Trainer

    And finally …

    Ride your pony up our straight gallop upsides a jockey!

    To find out more information or for an application to attend The Pony Racing Camp with The British Racing School please contact Jackie Gill at Jackie.Gill@brs.org.uk or telephone 01638 665103.

  • PONY RACING CAMP

    A WEEK LONG RESIDENTIAL CAMP FOR CHILDREN AGED 11 – 15 YEARS WHO WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PONY RACING

    19th – 24th August 2019 

    This is a one week residential course for you and your pony to experience the fun of pony racing whilst developing yourself as a young jockey. During the week you will:

    Ride your pony on our gallops whilst being filmed then watch yourself back in the classroom

    Perfect your jockey pose position on our racehorse simulators

    See behind the scenes of a Newmarket Trainers’ yard and Newmarket Racecourse

    Enjoy an evening of mounted games in teams led by a current jockey (Jockeys that have visited the camp include Frankie Dettori, Paul Hanagan, William Buick, Frankel’s jockey Tom Queally plus many more …)

    Take part in a Best Turned Out competition judged by a racehorse Trainer

    And finally…

    Ride your pony up our straight gallop upsides a jockey!

    To find out more information or for an application to attend The Pony Racing Camp with The British Racing School please contact Jackie Gill at Jackie.Gill@brs.org.uk or telephone 01638 665103.

  • Apprenticeship Course (Racing Option)

    Location – British Racing School in Newmarket

    Dates – 26th August 2019  – 28th October  2019 

    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://brs.org.uk/course/foundation-course/

     

  • September, 2019

  • Certificate of Higher Education in Thoroughbred Stud Operations*

    * Subject to final validation approval.

    This new course at Writtle University  College aims to combine a sound knowledge of breeding theory with a range of assessed practical competencies to ensure that the graduate will be a sought-after employee within the thoroughbred stud industry. The one-year Certificate of Higher Education in Thoroughbred Stud Operations award will provide a tailored course to appeal to those students interested in developing their knowledge across a range of disciplines pertinent to breeding thoroughbred racehorses. This theoretical knowledge is combined with extensive practical experience and the development of an appropriate work ethic.

    For further information and to apply, please click here.

  • Stud Secretaries and Stud Administration Course

    5 Day course at The National Stud

    During the intensive week long course delegates will receive lectures form industry experts, including, among others, the bloodstock team at Weatherbys, veterinary professionals from Newmarket Equine Hospital, the bloodstock sales team at Tattersall’s and the National Stud’s Accounts Manager and Marketing and Nominations Executive. The course will provide those with an interest in working within a Stud Secretary or Stud Administration role an understanding of key elements, roles and responsibilities.

    £660 Inc VAT

    More Details https://www.nationalstud.co.uk/training-courses/part-time-short-courses/industry-short-courses/

  • Assistant Trainer

    10th to 12th September 2019 at the British Racing School in Newmarket.

    The Assistant Trainers Course is a residential course run over three days. The aim of this course is to illustrate the importance of an assistant trainers’ role both in the yard and on the racecourse.   This course is suitable for Head Grooms as well as Assistants.  A recommendation from the trainer or a CV proving sufficient experience must accompany an application.

    The course includes:

    • Staff Management
    • Handicapping
    • Media Training
    • Health and Safety
    • Racing Welfare
    • BHA’s Licensing and Security functions
    • Weatherbys Operations and the Rules

    For more information and application forms, please contact Di Farrell-Thomas, The British Racing School, Snailwell Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7NU. Tel 01638 665103 or email: courses@brs.org.uk

     

  • Apprenticeship Course (Racing Option)

    Location – British Racing School in Newmarket

    Dates – 16th September – 20th December 2019

    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://brs.org.uk/course/foundation-course/

  • 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: Doncaster Racecourse

    Date: 25th September 2019

    Hosted by: Mick Fitzgerald

    View Course Brochure/Booking Form

  • October, 2019

  • Racing Secretary Course

    Racing Secretary Course

    1st – 3rd October 2019 at the British Racing School in Newmarket.

    Suitable for existing Racing Secretaries new to racing or anyone considering working as a Racing Secretary.

    To find out more information or for an application to attend the Racing Secretaries course with The British Racing School please contact Di Farrell-Thomas at Di.Farrell-Thomas@brs.org.uk or telephone 01638 675907.

  • Trainers Licence

    Trainer Module One – Racehorse Management
    Location: British Racing School
    Date: 21st – 25th October

    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://brs.org.uk/course/trainers-module-1-racehorse-management/

    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

  • November, 2019

  • Trainers Licence

    Trainers Licence – Module 2 Business Skills

    November 11th – 15th 2019 at The British Racing School in Newmarket

    The cost for each module is £945 (including 5 nights accommodation), £910 (including 4 nights accommodation) or £770 (with no accommodation)

    For more information and application forms, please contact Di Thomas, The British Racing School, Snailwell Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7NU. Tel 01638 665103 or email: courses@brs.org.uk

  • Apprenticeship Course (Racing Option)

    Location – British Racing School in Newmarket

    Dates – 18th November 2019  – 20th January 2020 

    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://brs.org.uk/course/foundation-course/

  • 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: Newbury Racecourse

    Date: 19th November 2019

    Hosted by: Mick Fitzgerald

    To book you place or to view more information, click on the link below:

    View Course Brochure/Booking Form

  • December, 2019

  • Apprenticeship Course (Racing Option)

    Location – British Racing School in Newmarket

    Dates – 2nd December 2019 – 9th March 2020

    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://brs.org.uk/course/foundation-course/

  • Jockey Training

    Conditional Licence and Category B Course

    The Conditional Licence and Amateur Category B courses are combined. The course is open to any rider wishing to take out a category B permit subject to the existing pre-qualifying conditions and for potential conditional jockeys.

    2nd to 6th December at The British Racing School

    Applications from both Category B Amateurs and Conditional Jockeys should be made to the British Horseracing Authority Licensing Department on 020 7152 0148.

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