Course Dates

All course dates are subject to postponement during the ongoing Covid-19 situation

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

  • August, 2021

  • Racing Secretary Course

    Racing Secretary Course

    17th – 19th August 2021 at The British Racing School in Newmarket

    It provides knowledge of the role of a racing secretary and is run over three days, with speakers ranging from organisations such as the International Racing Bureau (IRB), the National Trainers Federation (NTF), the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and Weatherbys. An experienced and well established racing secretary will give a practical insight into fulfilling this demanding role.

    It will cover:

    The Structure of Racing
    Health and Safety – BHA Red Book explained
    NTF Employment Guide, The NASS/NTF Agreement and Racing Administration
    BHA – The Rules of Racing
    Weatherbys involvement with racing
    International Racing Bureau
    General Payroll
    Transport Qualifications explained
    European Breeders Fund

    Suitable for existing Racing Secretaries new to racing or anyone considering working as a Racing Secretary. For further details and a reservation form please contact Di Farrell-Thomas at The British Racing School on 01638 675907 or email: Di.Farrell-Thomas@brs.org.uk 

  • Jockey Training

    Amateur Rider Category A Seminar & Assessment

    Location: National Horseracing College, Doncaster
    Date: 24th – 25th August 2021 

    The NHC 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; or call Georgina Ridal on 01302 861000

  • September, 2021

  • Stud Secretaries and Stud Administration Course

    The 2021 Stud Administration course will be held at The National Stud from Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th September.

    The programme comprises of lectures from industry experts, including the bloodstock sales team at Tattersall’s, The National Stud’s Nominations Manager and Stud Office Manager, and veterinary professionals from Newmarket Equine Hospital and Rossdales.

    The course will provide attendees with the fundamental skills necessary for working in a stud administration role. Delegates will also gain background industry knowledge relating to marketing, transportation, bloodstock sales, mare and foal registrations, administration procedures and veterinary practices.

    For more information or to book a place email students@nationalstud.co.uk or visit our website www.nationalstud.co.uk

    Early booking is advised as limited places are available.

  • Assistant Trainer

    7th – 9th September 2021 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

     

  • October, 2021

  • Racing Secretary Course

    Racing Secretary Course

    12th – 14th October 2021 at the British Racing School in Newmarket.

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

    It provides knowledge of the role of a racing secretary and is run over three days, with speakers ranging from organisations such as the International Racing Bureau (IRB), the National Trainers Federation (NTF), the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and Weatherbys. An experienced and well established racing secretary will give a practical insight into fulfilling this demanding role.

    It will cover:

    The Structure of Racing
    Health and Safety – BHA Red Book explained
    NTF Employment Guide, The NASS/NTF Agreement and Racing Administration
    BHA – The Rules of Racing
    Weatherbys involvement with racing
    International Racing Bureau
    General Payroll
    Transport Qualifications explained
    European Breeders Fund

    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.

  • Jockey Training

    Amateur Rider Category A Seminar & Assessment 

    Location: National Horseracing College, Doncaster
    Date: 20th – 21st October 2021

    The NHC 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; or call Georgina Ridal on 01302 861000

  • December, 2021

  • Racing Secretary Course

    Racing Secretaries Course
    Location: National Horseracing College, Doncaster
    Date: 13th – 14th December 2021

    The Racing Secretaries Course is designed to provide aspiring secretaries and newly appointed secretaries with a comprehensive understanding of the role of the trainers secretary, the structure of the racing industry and racing administration.

    The two-day course provides a thorough grounding and allows candidates the opportunity to talk directly with key personnel from organisations such as Weatherbys, the National Trainers Federation, the British Horseracing Authority and the International Racing Bureau.

    For further information visit our website on the Racing Secretaries Course all Georgina Ridal on 01302 861000 or email g.ridal@theNHC.co.uk

  • Jockey Training

    Amateur Rider Category A Seminar & Assessment

    Location: National Horseracing College, Doncaster
    Date: 15th – 16th December 2021

    The NHC 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; or call Georgina Ridal on 01302 861000.

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