Courses & Training

View the Wide Range of Courses on Offer

If you are a young person looking to start in the industry or are already working and would benefit from some training - take a look at the Courses available below which will help to start you on or take you up the career ladder.


Apprenticeship Course (Racing Option)

This is the first step to becoming a Racing Groom. Find out how an Apprenticeship can kick start your career in racing.

The Thoroughbred Breeding Industry Careers Course

You don’t need to be a jockey to enjoy a rewarding career in horse racing and we hope to dispel the myth that you need to ride in order to be part of the action. Our two‐day Careers Course aims …

Graduate Development Programme

The British Horseracing Graduate Development Programme is well known and highly regarded throughout the British Horseracing industry

Ground Based Yard Staff Course

If you want to work in racing but don’t want to ride, you could consider working in a yard as Ground Staff? You don’t even have to have any previous experience with horses. Many Racing …

Advanced Apprenticeship (Racing)

Take that next step in your career and study for an Advanced Apprenticeship.

National Stud Diploma Course

Develop your career in the Thoroughbred Breeding Industry

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

Apprenticeship in Thoroughbred Stud Work (Breeding)

If you want to work with racehorses but don’t necessarily want to ride, a career in the Breeding Industry might be for you.

HEROS Racing Staff Academy

HEROS Racing Staff Academy is accepting applications for a September start.

Health and Safety in the Racing and Breeding Industry Seminar

On behalf of the British Horseracing Authority, the British Racing School delivers a one day Health and Safety Seminar that is ideal for anyone keen to understand the health and safety …

Sales Day‐ An Overview of Preparing and Selling Yearlings for Sale

The Thoroughbred Breeders Association and The National Stud have recently teamed up to offer a one‐day seminar on preparing and selling yearlings at the sales. The seminar, which will take place …

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 …

Overview of British Racing Seminar

Love racing? Your chance to learn about the fascinating world of horseracing

Racing Secretary Course

Learn more about the role of the Racing Secretary with this comprehensive course

Stud Secretary Course

The ideal course if you want to work in Stud Administration

Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA

The Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA provides an opportunity to nurture and develop future business leaders for the industry, thereby helping to secure a strong future for the sport.

Industry Qualifications

The Industry Training Providers and 1stSport provide two nationally recognised qualifications to help people learn about the structure of the horseracing industry.

Trainers Licence

Completion of the Trainers Course is required in order to apply for a licence to train racehorses

Jockey Training

There are a range of Jockey Training courses offered. All jockeys, Amateur, Apprentice/Conditional and professional are required to pass a licence course.

Assistant Trainer

The Assistant Trainers course is ideal for anyone new to the role of Assistant Trainer or those who aspire to be one

Yard Managers

The Yard Managers course is suitable for those who are wanting to progress their career and take on more responsibility

Racecourse Ground Staff Course

There are a number of different courses available for Racecourse Groundstaff. 

Management Development

The British Racing School have teamed up with an external training provider to provide management training specific to the racing industry. 


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