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.


Racing2Learn Online Learning Hub

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has launched Racing2Learn, a new online e-learning platform for anyone involved with the racing and Thoroughbred breeding industries. The platform, which …

Business Administration Apprenticeship

Business Administration Apprenticeships are now available as part of a range of horseracing apprenticeships.

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.

Advanced Apprenticeship (Racing)

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

Assistant Trainer

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

British Horseracing Development Programme

The British Horseracing Development Programme (formerly known as the British Horseracing Graduate Development Programme) is well known and highly regarded throughout the British Horseracing industry

Certificate of Higher Education in Thoroughbred Stud Operations

Writtle University College is one of the UK’s leading providers of land‐based, animal, environmental, design and sports education. Established in 1893, and achieving University College status in …

Entry to Stud Employment Programme(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.

Equine Student Progression Programme

A seven week residential training course followed by a work placement at a Racehorse Trainer’s yard

Godolphin Flying Start Programme

Godolphin Flying Start is a two year, full time Management and Leadership training programme that specialises in the International Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding industry. Our mission is to …

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 …

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 …

HEROS Racing Staff Academy

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

Industry Qualifications

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

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.

Management Development

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

The National Stud’s Diploma in Stud Practice and Management

Develop your career in the Thoroughbred Breeding Industry

Overview of British Racing Seminar

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

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 …

Racecourse Ground Staff Course

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

Racing Secretary Course

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

Scottish Racing Academy

Get Started Our courses are recognised by the British Horseracing Authority for the delivery of racehorse care qualifications for those wishing to study in Scotland. What’s involved The …

Step on Track Programme – Register your interest now!

The Step on Track Programme has been developed to support under represented groups in British Racing and to give a fantastic opportunity to explore the range of careers routes in the sport of …

Stud Secretaries and Stud Administration Course

The ideal course if you want to work in Stud Administration

TBA Stud Farming Course

This year’s TBA Stud Farming Course will run from 10 -12 December and gives breeders and stud staff the opportunity to learn the latest in stud management from leading experts in the industry. …

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.

Trainers Licence

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

Women in Racing – Media Training Event

Control the narrative – insights into interacting with the media Everyone connected with the sport will have watched racing on television at some point but have you ever wondered what it’s …

Yard Managers

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


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