Course Dates

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

  • November, 2018

  • 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: 20th November 2018

    Hosted by: Mick Fitzgerald

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

    View Course Brochure/Booking Form

  • Ground Based Yard Staff Course

    The Northern Racing College are holding a Ground Based Yard Staff Course on 23rd November 2018 in Doncaster.  This 6 week course is ideal for those who are a complete beginner and want to learn how to look after racehorses.

    On successful completion of the course, you will be placed into a job in a racing yard as a Yard Based Racing Groom.

    For more information and to apply, please email info@northernracingcollege.co.uk or call 01302 861000.

  • Apprenticeship Course (Racing Option)

    Location: Northern Racing College, Doncaster
    Date: 23rd November to 15th February 2019

    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 – 26th November 2018 – 4th February 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/ 

  • Graduate Development Programme bzdvbratrcdvxdsfustszufbcyxxuersxa

    Applications for the British Horseracing Graduate Development Programme 2019 are now invited. This Programme, celebrated its 25th running in 2015, provides an invaluable source of talent to the sport and its supporting industry. Its starts in July with a FREE 2 week residential course in Newmarket. Following this, paid industry placements usually start immediately and last for at least 8 weeks.

    Applications will close on 28th February 2019. For more information and details on how to apply, please click here.

  • December, 2018

  • Trainers Licence

    Trainers Licence – Module 3 Staff Management

    December 3rd – 6th 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: Northern Racing College, Doncaster
    Date: 4th December 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: 5th December 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.

     

  • Racing Secretary Course

    Racing Secretaries Course
    Location: Northern Racing College, Doncaster
    Date: 11th December to 12th December 2018

    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 https://www.northernracingcollege.com/racing-secretaries-course or call Georgina Ridal on 01302 861000.

  • TBA Stud Farming Course

    This year’s TBA Stud Farming Course will run from 11th-13th December and gives breeders and stud staff the opportunity to learn the latest in stud management from leading experts in the industry. Aimed at those who wish to build upon their own practical experience and knowledge of stud work, the course is a great way to either refresh your knowledge or learn new practice.

    Over the three-day period, the course covers a range of topics which have been selected to provide a comprehensive overview of general stud management; starting from the very beginning in the selection of mating plans and understanding genetics, to care of the broodmare and foal from conception to the yearling stage, the management of barren and maiden mares, and the managing of stallions and teasers.

    The course fee for 2018 is £395 for TBA members, and £495 for non-members (fee includes dinner on the first night, lunches and refreshments, but not accommodation or other meals.) Places are limited, so will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
    Discounts are available for studs sending four or more delegates. Please contact Melissa Parrish at Stanstead House on 01638 661321 or email melissa.parris@thetba.co.uk for enquiries or download the application form.

  • January, 2019

  • The Racing Industry Course

    The Racing Industry Course (TRIC) is a British Horseracing Authority programme, planned and delivered by the British Racing School. It is a week long course which covers all of the major aspects of the racing industry.

    The course would be suitable for a wide range of people, ranging from those new to racing through to middle managers or anyone who simply wants to broaden their knowledge of the British and International racing scene.

    The Course runs from 28th January to 1st February 2019 at the British Racing School in Newmarket.

    For further details and to register your interest please email: Cath.Goff@brs.org.uk

  • February, 2019

  • Jockey Training

    Pre Licence Skills Assessment – Apprentice
    Location: Northern Racing College, Doncaster
    Date: 7th February 2019

    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.

  • Ground Based Yard Staff Course

    The Northern Racing College are holding a Ground Based Yard Staff Course on 15th February 2019 in Doncaster.  This 6 week course is ideal for those who are a complete beginner and want to learn how to look after racehorses.

    On successful completion of the course, you will be placed into a job in a racing yard as a Yard Based Racing Groom.

    For more information and to apply, please email info@northernracingcollege.co.uk or call 01302 861000.

  • Stud Secretary Course

    The Stud Secretaries’ and Stud Administration Course has been developed for secretaries new to the Thoroughbred breeding industry or anyone wishing to work in the role.

    To register your interest in the next Stud Secretaries’ and Stud Administration Course please contact: leaya@nationalstud.co.uk or 01638 675930.

  • May, 2019

  • Ground Based Yard Staff Course

    The Northern Racing College are holding a Ground Based Yard Staff Course on 10th May 2019 in Doncaster.  This 6 week course is ideal for those who are a complete beginner and want to learn how to look after racehorses.

    On successful completion of the course, you will be placed into a job in a racing yard as a Yard Based Racing Groom.

    For more information and to apply, please email info@northernracingcollege.co.uk or call 01302 861000.

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