Course Dates

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

  • March, 2020

  • Assistant Trainer

    Location: National Horseracing College, Doncaster
    Date: 3rd – 5th March 2020

    The Assistant Trainers Course is a three-day course reflecting the importance of the assistant trainers’ role within stables and on the racecourse. The course is also suitable for Head Grooms and Pupil Assistants.

    The course covers aspects of Staff Management, Handicapping, Media Training, Health and Safety, Racing Welfare, BHA’s Licensing and Security functions, Weatherbys Operations and the Rules of Racing.

    A recommendation from the trainer or a CV proving sufficient experience must accompany an application.

    HOW TO APPLY
    Please contact the Georgina Ridal on:
    01302 861000
    g.ridal@theNHC.co.ukrdauqcyeyfatyxvatfrevtdrqezssrtvv

  • Jockey Training

    Apprentice Jockeys Licence Course

    An Apprentice Jockeys Licence Course for new Apprentice Jockeys will be held on the following date:

    16th – 27th March 2020 at the British Racing School in Newmarket

    Application forms to reserve places on this course are available from the Licensing Department at the British Horseracing Authority.  Telephone 020 7152 0148 or email licensing@britishhorseracing.com.

  • Racing Secretary Course

    Racing Secretaries Course
    Location: National Horseracing College, Doncaster
    Date: 17th – 18th March 2020

    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

  • Trainers Licence

    Trainers Licence – Module 3: Staff Management

    23rd – 26th March 2020 at The British Racing School in Newmarket

    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 Di Farrell-Thomas, The British Racing School, Snailwell Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7NU. Tel 01638 665103 or email: courses@brs.org.uk

  • May, 2020

  • Trainers Licence

    Trainers Licence – Module 2 Business Skills

    March 2nd – 6th 2020 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

  • Jockey Training

    Amateur Rider Category A Seminar

    Location: National Horseracing College, Doncaster
    Date: 6th May 2020 

    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

  • Jockey Training

    Amateur Rider Category A Assessment
    Location: National Horseracing College, Doncaster
    Date: 7th May 2020

    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.

    The applicant must be proficient and experienced in the following:

    • Control: Judgment will be made on the rider’s ability to control a racehorse at speed. The rider should be able to restrain the horse (whilst keeping the horse and him/her self in a balanced position) alongside another horse and rider on the gallop. The rider should be able to slow the horse down to a speed required when asked.
    • Jumping: For a Jumping only license the rider will need to be able to school over race type hurdles at speed, without unduly hindering the horse.
    • Stalls: For a Flat only license the rider should be capable of jumping a horse out of the stalls without unduly hindering their or other horse’s progress and direction. The BHA in conjunction with the NHC and the BRS have produced a short video outlining all the disciplines which you should have had previous experience in prior to your assessment. It also covers all the other elements of the assessment process. Please see video at top of the page.

    For further information visit our website; or call Georgina Ridal on 01302 861000.

  • Apprentice Jockeys Licence Course

    Apprentice Jockeys Licence Course

    An Apprentice Jockeys Licence Course for new Apprentice Jockeys will be held on the following date:

    11th – 22nd May 2020 at the British Racing School in Newmarket

    Application forms to reserve places on this course are available from the Licensing Department at the British Horseracing Authority.  Telephone 020 7152 0148 or email licensing@britishhorseracing.com.

  • Racing Secretary Course

    Racing Secretary Course

    19th – 21st May 2020 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 National Horseracing College on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority.  It offers a friendly and fascinating introduction to the world of racing.

    Venue: Newmarket Racecourse

    Date: 20th May 2020

    Hosted by: Mick Fitzgerald

    Click here for full course details

  • Apprentice Jockeys Licence Course

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

    25th May – 29th May 2020 

    Fancy being a jockey? Does your pony think he’s a racehorse? – then the five-day NHC 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 National Horseracing 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

    Hot to apply:

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

    01302 861000
    g.ridal@theNHC.co.uk

  • June, 2020

  • Jockey Training

    Amateur Rider Category A Seminar

    Location: National Horseracing College, Doncaster
    Date: 24th June 2020 

    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

  • Jockey Training

    Amateur Rider Category A Assessment
    Location: National Horseracing College, Doncaster
    Date: 25th June 2020

    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.

    The applicant must be proficient and experienced in the following:

    • Control: Judgment will be made on the rider’s ability to control a racehorse at speed. The rider should be able to restrain the horse (whilst keeping the horse and him/her self in a balanced position) alongside another horse and rider on the gallop. The rider should be able to slow the horse down to a speed required when asked.
    • Jumping: For a Jumping only license the rider will need to be able to school over race type hurdles at speed, without unduly hindering the horse.
    • Stalls: For a Flat only license the rider should be capable of jumping a horse out of the stalls without unduly hindering their or other horse’s progress and direction. The BHA in conjunction with the NHC and the BRS have produced a short video outlining all the disciplines which you should have had previous experience in prior to your assessment. It also covers all the other elements of the assessment process. Please see video at top of the page.

    For further information visit our website; or call Georgina Ridal on 01302 861000.

  • August, 2020

  • Apprentice Jockeys Licence Course

    Apprentice Jockeys Licence Course

    An Apprentice Jockeys Licence Course for new Apprentice Jockeys will be held on the following date:

    3rd – 14th August 2020 at the British Racing School in Newmarket

    Application forms to reserve places on this course are available from the Licensing Department at the British Horseracing Authority.  Telephone 020 7152 0148 or email licensing@britishhorseracing.com.

  • Racing Secretary Course

    Racing Secretary Course

    4th – 6th August 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 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

    Location: National Horseracing College, Doncaster
    Date: 26th August 2020

    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

  • Jockey Training

    Amateur Rider Category A Assessment
    Location: National Horseracing College, Doncaster
    Date: 27th August 2020

    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.

    The applicant must be proficient and experienced in the following:

    • Control: Judgment will be made on the rider’s ability to control a racehorse at speed. The rider should be able to restrain the horse (whilst keeping the horse and him/her self in a balanced position) alongside another horse and rider on the gallop. The rider should be able to slow the horse down to a speed required when asked.
    • Jumping: For a Jumping only license the rider will need to be able to school over race type hurdles at speed, without unduly hindering the horse.
    • Stalls: For a Flat only license the rider should be capable of jumping a horse out of the stalls without unduly hindering their or other horse’s progress and direction. The BHA in conjunction with the NHC and the BRS have produced a short video outlining all the disciplines which you should have had previous experience in prior to your assessment. It also covers all the other elements of the assessment process. Please see video at top of the page.

     

    For further information visit our website; or call Georgina Ridal on 01302 861000.

     

  • September, 2020

  • 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 National Horseracing College on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority.  It offers a friendly and fascinating introduction to the world of racing.

    Venue: Doncaster Racecourse

    Date: 29th September 2020

    Hosted by: Mick Fitzgerald

    Click here for full course details

  • October, 2020

  • Racing Secretary Course

    Racing Secretary Course

    13th – 15th October 2020 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.

  • Jockey Training

    Amateur Rider Category A Seminar

    Location: National Horseracing College, Doncaster
    Date: 26th October 2020

    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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