Course Dates

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

  • May, 2019

  • PONY RACING CAMP

    Fancy being a jockey? Does your pony think he’s a racehorse? – then the five-day NRC Pony Racing Camp is a must for your both…

    We welcome riders who are aged 11 – 15 and have:

    • Attended a Level 1 day at either Northern Racing College or British Racing School

    OR

    • Competed in at least one Pony Club Pony Race, or a Point-to-Point Pony Race.

    The programme includes:

    • Daily riding and equisizor tuition
    • Instruction from licensed jockeys
    • An evening at the races, receiving a behind the scenes tour
    • A visit to a racing stable, to include watching the horses at morning exercise
    • Team building games and individual sporting competitions
    • Racing quiz

    Please contact Georgina Ridal for further details and an application form :

     T 01302 861000
     Email  georgina.ridal@northernracingcollege.co.uk

  • Entry to Employment Programme for Equine College Students

    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 either the British Racing School in Newmarket or the Northern Racing College in Doncaster during the Summer months.

    You must be finishing your Equine College Course in 2019 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.

    Applications are now invited. To apply click here or for any other enquiries, please contact info@careersinracing.com.

  • PONY RACING CAMP

    The National Stud Evening Lecture Programme will once again be held January – June 2019.

    The programme will run from 22nd January until 13th June and will be held twice a week (usually Tuesday and Thursday) at 6pm in the Joan Westbrook Lecture Theatre, The National Stud and lasts approximately 1 hour, however there are several which will run for 90 minutes.

    The programme which consists of 40 lectures which covers Thoroughbred breeding, management issues, disease, conformation and  bloodstock management.  Please find a topic list attached. The cost to attend full programme is £360 per delegate (see attached booking form for multiple delegate rates).

    Should you wish to attend individual or a small selection of lectures please contact leaya@nationalstud.co.uk

    To book places please get in touch and complete and return the attached booking form.

    Topic List – Click Here

    Full Series Enrollment form – Click Here 

  • June, 2019

  • PONY RACING CAMP

    The National Stud Evening Lecture Programme will once again be held January – June 2019.

    The programme will run from 22nd January until 13th June and will be held twice a week (usually Tuesday and Thursday) at 6pm in the Joan Westbrook Lecture Theatre, The National Stud and lasts approximately 1 hour, however there are several which will run for 90 minutes.

    The programme which consists of 40 lectures which covers Thoroughbred breeding, management issues, disease, conformation and  bloodstock management.  Please find a topic list attached. The cost to attend full programme is £360 per delegate (see attached booking form for multiple delegate rates).

    Should you wish to attend individual or a small selection of lectures please contact leaya@nationalstud.co.uk

    To book places please get in touch and complete and return the attached booking form.

    Topic List – Click Here

    Full Series Enrollment form – Click Here 

  • Jockey Training

    Amateur Rider Category A Permit

    Location:British Racing School, Newmarket 
    Date: 25th – 26th June

    Before an application may be considered for a new Category A permit, the applicant must first attend a one-day training seminar and one day assessment at either The British Racing School or Northern Racing College. The two day licence course is a mandatory requirement for anyone wishing to take out their Category A Amateur Riders Permit.

    During the course you will be lectured and assessed on the following:

    The balanced body position
    Principle of schooling and jumping (jump permit)
    Simulator training
    Rules and Regulations
    Integrity
    Raceday procedures

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

  • July, 2019

  • Trainers Licence

    Trainer Module Three – Staff Management  
    Location: Northern Racing College, Doncaster
    Date: 8th July to 10th 2019

    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

  • Trainers Licence

    Trainers Licence – Module 2

    Business Skills

    10th – 12th July  – The Northern Racing College in Doncaster

    The cost for each module is £895 (including 5 nights accommodation), £870 (including 4 nights accommodation) or £770 (with no accommodation)

    For more information and application forms, please contact Sarah Beattie, Northern Racing College, The Stables, Rossington Hall, Great Northern Road, Doncaster, DN11 0HN. Tel 01302 861000 or email: info@northernracingcollege.co.uk .

  • Apprenticeship Course (Racing Option)

    Location – British Racing School in Newmarket

    Dates – 15th July – 16th September 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/

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

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