We host adult learning courses on a range of other subjects

As well as a comprehensive range of equestrian related courses, the British Racing School also hosts adult learning courses on a range of other subjects.

Held on Saturdays, these workshops provide a calm and leisurely environment for you to learn new skills and develop existing ones. Training is provided by tutors with a wealth of knowledge and the classes are small and friendly. Courses are open to all and there’s no previous experience or knowledge necessary, just a desire to learn!

A three hour course costs £25.50 pp, while a five hour course costs £42.50 pp and has lunch included. Find out more about the courses on offer below or contact us adultlearning@brs.org.uk


Have you bought a new DSLR but not yet moved the dial from auto? Confused about the difference between autofocus and auto metering modes? In this course we will explore the main buttons and dials and see what they do to your photographs. We will examine the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Come along with your DSLR (or fancy compact camera) to have it all explained and take your camera out and put your new knowledge to the test. ​

Do you long to write, but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you’ve started, but don’t know how to improve? You’re in the right place.

These sessions shed light not only on narrative, but on the whole creative process. The course will help you get those words from head to heart, and onto page or screen. The course is designed to stimulate creativity and get you into the habit of writing. You’ll be able to share your writing in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Above all, these sessions are for people who want to have fun, let their imagination fly, and see their writing soar.

This course will deal with the very basics of using a computer. It is designed for people who have either no knowledge or very little and would like to feel more confident with the basics, starting from switching on. During the course you will learn about the hardware, software, keyboard, mouse, desktop, structure of windows, word processing and health and safety.

This a must-do workshop for anyone wanting to learn or enhance their knowledge in basic accounts and get to grips with the latest version of SAGE. The workshop will help you learn how to manage your customer and suppliers details, process invoices, handle sales and more. The course is run through practical step-by-step learning.

The BRS provides a quiet and calm environment to practise crochet. In this beginners crochet session you will learn how best to hold the hook to suit you and from there practise various stitches including slip knots, starting chain, single crochet, double crochet and start your first project! You will have notes to take away with you to practise in your own time and will have the knowledge to read and understand basic patterns.

Do you enjoy films, but wish you knew more about how they’re made? And would you like to share your insights about important films?

On this course you will have fun looking critically and creatively at the art and entertainment of film. Taking one film at a time, these sessions will build on your love and knowledge of film, and you’ll come to appreciate each film more fully. You’ll study how films are made and how to really ‘read’ them. You will gain a deeper knowledge and appreciation of film, cinema and related media. But mostly, you’ll enjoy a better understanding of the films you watch at the cinema or in the comfort of your own home!

Join us for a morning of painting and leave with beautiful art to hang on your wall – all levels of artistic ability are welcome. Led by Amy Clements, an American artist who has been teaching and painting for over 20 years, you choose from one of two English inspired scenes and she will guide you step by step while you enjoy drinks and camaraderie with your fellow classmates.