I'm New to Racing

Foundation Course

6-18 weeks £Varies dependent on course

Experience Level:

No experience required

The first step towards working in horseracing, this is an apprenticeship programme which opens the door to this multi-million pound industry. Your journey starts here!

Course Dates

This is a fully residential course at The British Racing School
  • 16/05/2022 - 19/09/2022
  • 20/06/2022 - 12/09/2022
  • 12/09/2022 - 05/12/2022
  • 19/09/2022 - 23/01/2023

Diploma Courses

Level 2 Apprenticeship Equine Groom (Racing)

12-18 months £FREE

Experience Level:

Intermediate

An essential step towards working in the racing industry, the Level 2 Apprenticeship Equine Groom (Racing) gives you all the skills and experience you need to further your career.

Course Dates

This is a course run by The British Racing School

Short Courses

Newmarket Pony Academy

£0

Experience Level:

Beginner

The Newmarket Pony Academy is a community project designed to use horses and ponies to positively effect mental health and wellbeing of children in Newmarket.

Course Dates

There are various courses and dates available

Stable Staff Courses

Regional Staff Development Programme

4 days £100 (refundable bond)

Experience Level:

Experienced

TRAINING AVAILABLE AT RACING YARDS NATIONWIDE

A qualified racing coach will visit your yard with a mobile training unit (racing yards only). Please get in touch with the RSDP team to check availability.

BECOME A RACING COACH

Who is eligible and what is included

  • Any senior member of racing staff or anyone with proven experience in the racing industry can apply
  • Those who have a passion to support and develop staff within their team
  • Three qualifications gained during training – First Aid, Safeguarding and Level 1
  • Coaching certificate
  • Varied learning (CPD) opportunities
  • Employers can nominate a potential coach
  • Training is funded with a returnable deposit
  • Residential courses provide subsidised accommodation
  • First Aid and Safeguarding qualifications are fully funded

 

 

Starting 9th May 2022

Newmarket

Stable Staff Courses

Horseracing Industry Foundation Degree

24 months (PT) £8000 PA

Experience Level:

Moderate

This new and exciting Foundation Degree, with the option to progress to an Honours Degree, delivers a broad programme of learning and offers a fascinating insight into the horseracing industry.

Course Dates

24 month part time Foundation Degree
  • 01/09/2023 - 01/09/2025

Stable Staff Courses

Yard Managers Course

Two Days

Experience Level:

Experienced

The Yard Managers course is suitable for anyone who currently supervises staff in a racing yard or stud farm. It covers many aspects of administration, leadership and management needed in the day to day running of a racing yard. This course does not to teach practical horse care.

Course Dates

A residential course at The British Racing School
  • 09/11/2022 - 10/11/2022

Short Courses

CLIPPING

Half Day £POA

Experience Level:

Intermediate

You can learn the useful art of clipping on this Bitesize course; improve your skillset and employability at the British Racing School.

Course Dates

A course at the British Racing School

Jockey

CATEGORY A AMATEUR RIDER PERMIT

Two days £280

Experience Level:

Intermediate

As an alternative to riding as a professional jockey, individuals may apply for an Amateur Riders Permit. It can be a great way to kick start your race riding career and was the route chosen by Ryan Moore, Tom O’Brien and Richard Johnston to name a few.

Course Dates

A two day assessment
  • 18/10/2022 - 19/10/2022
  • 29/11/2022 - 30/11/2022
  • 17/01/2023 - 18/01/2023
  • 14/02/2023 - 15/02/2023
  • 07/03/2023 - 08/03/2023

Short Courses

MANE PULLING

Half Day £POA

Experience Level:

Intermediate

Learn more about this important part of horse care. This course teaches you how to thin and shorten your horse’s mane.

Course Dates

A course at the British Racing School

Management

The Racing Industry Course (TRIC)

1 week £1400

Experience Level:

Experienced

Whether you already work within horseracing or simply have a desire to learn about what goes into running and administering the multi-million pound industry then TRIC is the course for you. With an established reputation, TRIC attracts delegates from all over the world as well as a top-class line-up of speakers throughout the week.

Course Dates

1 week course at The BRS
  • 30/01/2023 - 03/02/2023

Short Courses

HORSE HANDLING

One Day £POA

Experience Level:

Novice

Learn how to handle a horse with confidence on this one day practical course at The British Racing School. Perfect for anyone who wants to work with horses.

Course Dates

A course at the British Racing School

Short Courses

HORSE HEALTH AND FIRST AID

Half Day £POA

Experience Level:

Intermediate

Take this Bitesize course and learn more about how to keep your horse healthy and well. Essential knowledge for anyone wanting to work in the equine industry.

Course Dates

A course at the British Racing School

Short Courses

PRACTICAL BANDAGING

Half Day £POA

Experience Level:

Intermediate

Get expert tuition on this important skill – attendees on the course will work through the theory before applying their skills during practical sessions on our horses.

Course Dates

A course at The British Racing School

Short Courses

LUNGING AND LONG REINING

Half Day £POA

Experience Level:

Intermediate

Improve your skills with expert tuition – this Bitesize course uses practical sessions to get delegates to a stage where they are competent in the correct techniques.

Course Dates

A course at The British Racing School

I'm New to Racing

TRANSITION TO RACING

4.5 Days £685

Experience Level:

Intermediate

If you are aged 21 or over and wish to ride out in a racing yard this is the course for you!

Course Dates

A residential course at the British Racing School
  • 26/09/2022 - 30/09/2022
  • 13/03/2023 - 17/03/2023

Other

BRITISH HORSERACING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Ten Weeks £FREE

Experience Level:

Advanced

If a career in an exciting, high-profile and challenging industry sounds appealing, then the British Horseracing Development Programme is for you. It starts with a comprehensive two-week residential course at The British Racing School followed by a typically eight-week long paid placement with a leading industry organisation.

Course Dates

Residential course at The British Racing School

Other

THE RACING INDUSTRY COURSE (TRIC)

One Week £1400.00

Experience Level:

Suitable for middle management

The Racing Industry Course is a week-long residential course designed to teach everything you need to know about the horseracing industry.

Course Dates

Residential training at The British Racing School
  • 30/01/2023 - 03/02/2023

Pony Racing

PONY RACING TRAINING DAYS – LEVEL 1 and 2

One Day £50.00

Experience Level:

Intermediate

Use the excellent facilities of The British Racing School and take advantage of our expert tuition to help you get ahead in Pony Racing!

Course Dates

Training at The British Racing School
  • 31/05/2022 - 31/05/2022
  • 29/08/2022 - 29/08/2022
  • 25/10/2022 - 25/10/2022

Pony Racing

PONY RACING TRAINING DAYS – LEVEL 3

One Day

Experience Level:

Intermediate

Come and use our excellent facilities and take advantage of our expert tuition to help you get ahead in Pony Racing!

Course Dates

Training at The British Racing School
  • 01/06/2022 - 01/06/2022
  • 30/08/2022 - 30/08/2022
  • 26/10/2022 - 26/10/2022
  • 28/12/2022 - 28/12/2022

Diploma Courses

Level 3 Apprenticeship Senior Equine Groom (Racing)

Five Days £FREE

Experience Level:

Intermediate

The Level 3 Apprenticeship Senior Equine Groom (Racing) is a highly valued, industry recognised, advanced qualification, required for the top positions in the horseracing industry.

Course Dates

This is a fully residential course at The British Racing School