Completion of the Trainers Course is required in order to apply for a licence to train racehorses
The aim of the courses is to prepare those individuals who are on the verge of applying for a Licence to Train, rather than to teach the art of training racehorses.
These courses are part of the criteria for a Licence to Train, which is set by the Licensing Committee of the British Horseracing Authority. The Committee will make the decision on whether a Licence application will be granted. It should be noted that completing the mandatory training programme will not confer automatic right to a Licence.
The courses are made up of a series of seminars, which are delivered by specialist racing consultants, who each have extensive working knowledge of the horseracing industry.
“I was a bit cynical before I went on this course – after all I had been working in the industry for ten years….but I was amazed at how much I learnt – it was very well put together and I feel better equipped to start my business now”
The Trainers Courses consist of three modules, with each taking place over four/five days.
- Module 1: Racehorse Management: (To be eligible to attend this course applicants must have achieved an NVQ Level 3 in Racehorse Care and Management.) The module will give an insight into horse health, feeding & nutrition, training & fitness and licensing/racecourse procedures.
- Module 2: Business Skills: Business planning, obtaining finance, accounting principles, business law, marketing and media skills.
- Module 3: Staff Management: Recruiting and managing staff, employment regulations and health and safety obligations