Training Racehorses under a Licence or Permit to Train

Applications are invited for attendance on the following courses for potential Trainers and Permit Holders, administered by the British Horseracing Authority, the National Trainers’ Federation and the British Racing School and Northern Racing College. The courses are mandatory and early application is recommended. Applicants are reminded that they MUST achieve Level 3 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care and Management/NVQ Level 3 in Racehorse Care and Management PRIOR TO ATTENDING MODULE 1 and are advised to contact the British Racing School (01638 665103) or Northern Racing College (01302) 861003 to register for this WELL IN ADVANCE OF ATTENDANCE ON THE COURSE.

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Module 1: Racehorse Management 

May 20th - 27th        at the Northern Racing College
October 21st - 25th        at the British Racing School

 

Module 2: Business Skills

March 4th - 8th 2019          at the British Racing School
June 10th - 12th          at the Northern Racing College
November 11th - 15th          at the British Racing School

 

Module 3: Staff Management

March 18th - 21st, 2019           at the British Racing School
July 8th - 10th           at the Northern Racing College
December 9th - 12th           at the British Racing School

 

The cost for each Module is £945 (including 5 nights accommodation), £910 (including 4 nights accommodation) or £770 (with no accommodation).

For courses taking place at the Northern Racing College, the cost for each module is £750 (with no accomodation).

For information and application forms for the above, please contact Di Farrell-Thomas, The British Racing School, Snailwell Road, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7NU. Tel: 01638 665103, Fax: 01638 560929, e-mail: courses@brs.org.uk or Georgina Ridal at the Northern Racing College on 01302 861008 or e-mail: georgina.ridal@northernracingcollege.co.uk.

Riding Work Course

 

The British Racing School introduced a Work Riding and Horse Assessment
Course in 2007 to help improve the standard of riding in the workplace.

 

   

The course is intended to provide individuals with guidance and advice on how to
develop their work riding and horse assessment skills. The course is run over two
afternoons (to accommodate Newmarket Stable Staff) and just the 2nd day or
non-Newmarket Stable Staff. For more information please contact Di Farrell-
Thomas on Di.Farrell-Thomas@brs.org.uk or 01638675907.

Racing Secretary Course

 

The British Racing School and Northern Racing College will be running Racing
Secretary Courses on the following dates:


April 9th - 10th                                      at the Northern Racing College
May 21st - 23rd                                    at the British Racing School


Courses are suitable for existing Racing Secretaries new to racing or anyone
considering working as a Racing Secretary. For further details and a reservation
form please contact Di Farrell-Thomas at the British Racing School on 01638
675907 or email: Di.Farrell-Thomas@brs.org.co.uk  or Georgina Ridal at the
N o r t he r n Ra c i n g C o l l e g e o n 01 3 0 2 8 61 0 0 8 o r e - m a i l :
georgina.ridal@northernracingcollege.co.uk

 

Training for Amateur Riders

A 2 day training and assessment course for new Amateur Riders wishing to ride
under the Rules of Racing will be held at the British Racing School and the Northern
Racing College on the following dates:

March 12th - 13th           at the British Racing School


The course costs £265.00 including lunch and refreshments.

Application forms to reserve a place on the course are obtainable from
Di Farrell-Thomas, at The British Racing School, Snailwell Road, Newmarket,
Suffolk CB8 7NU, Tel: 01638 675907 or e-mail: Di.Farrell-Thomas@brs.org.uk or
Georgina Ridal at the Northern Racing College on 01302 861008 or e-mail:
georgina.ridal@northernracingcollege.co.uk

 

 

Conditional Jockey’s Licence Course

 

The Conditional Jockey’s Course takes place over a two week period.


Prior to being accepted on the licence course, new applicants and those holding
Category ’A’ Amateur Permits must successfully complete a one-day Pre-
Assessment at either the BRS or NRC. Pre-assessment days are held 6 weeks
before the licence course. In order to book a place on the Pre-Assessment,
please contact the BHA Licensing Team on 020 7152 0145.


Once the Pre-assessment has been successfully completed, the BHA will review
reports and confirm course bookings to successful applicants.


The two-week Conditional Licence Course will be held on the following dates:


August 15th -16th                                                  at the Northern Racing College


Application forms to apply for a course reservation are available from the
Licensing Team, British Horseracing Authority, 75 High Holborn, London WC1V
6LS. Tel: 020 7152 0145. e-mail: licensing@britishhorseracing.com.


Individuals who currently hold a Category ’B’ Amateur Rider’s permit and wish to
attend the Conditional Course, will not be required to attend a Pre-Assessment
and will only be required to attend the second week of the Conditional Jockey’s
Licence Course.

Category ’B’ Course

 

The Conditional Licence and Amateur Category B Courses are combined. The
course is open to any rider wishing to take out a Category B permit subject to the
existing pre-qualifying conditions and for potential Conditional Jockeys. The next
course will be held on the following dates:



September 23rd - 27th                                              at the Northern Racing College


Application forms to apply for a course reservation are available from the
Licensing Team, British Horseracing Authority, 75 High Holborn, London WC1V
6LS. Tel: 020 7152 0140. e-mail: licensing@britishhorseracing.com.

 

 

Apprentice Jockeys' Licence Course

The Apprentice Licence Course takes place over a two week period.
Prior to being accepted on the licence course, new applicants and those holding
Category ’A’ Amateur Permits must successfully complete a one-day Pre-
Assessment at either the BRS or NRC. Pre-assessment days are held 6 weeks
before the licence course. In order to book a place on the Pre-Assessment,
please contact the BHA Licensing Team on 020 7152 0145.


The two-week Apprentice Licence Course will be held on the following dates:


March 18th - 20th                               at the British Racing School
November 18th - 29th                        at the Northern Racing College

 

Application forms to apply for a course reservation are available from the
Licensing Team, British Horseracing Authority, 75 High Holborn, London WC1V
6LS. Tel: 020 7152 0145. e-mail: licensing@britishhorseracing.com.

 

 

Foundation Courses

The Foundation Course is a 10-week residential Level 1 Diploma in Work Based
Horse Care followed by a two-week induction into the racing industry and the
commencement of a Foundation Apprenticeship which includes a Level 2 Diploma
in Work Based Racehorse Care. For further details please contact Georgina Ridal
at the Northern Racing College on 01302 861008 or e-mail :
georgina.ridal@northernracingcollege.co.uk.

 

The British Racing School holds the Foundation Apprenticeship Course. This is a 9
week residential course leading to Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse
Care for 16-22 year olds. For further details please contact Di Farrell-Thomas at
the British Racing School on 01638 675907 or e-mail: careers@brs.org.uk

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Advanced Apprenticeship Programme

The Advanced Apprenticeship Programme which includes a Level 3 Diploma in Work
Based Racehorse Care and Management is open and free to anyone under 25 who are
EU nationals and working at least 16 hours per week. This highly valued, industry
recognised qualification is designed to train the managers and senior staff of the future.

 


For further details and an application form please contact the British Racing School
Office on 01638 675907 or e-mail trainingoffice@brs.org.uk or Georgina Ridal at
the Northern Racing College on 01302 861008 or e-mail :
georgina.ridal@northernracingcollege.co.uk.

 

Visit to Weatherbys

New Licensed and Permitted Trainers Open Day


The following dates are for new Licensed and Permitted Trainers to visit
Weatherbys -


Wednesday, March 27th
Wednesday, July 17th
Wednesday, November 20th


To arrange visits to Weatherbys please contact Cameron Smith on 01933 440077,
ext. 2607 or email: csmith@weatherbys.co.uk

 

Yard Managers Course

A 2-day management course suitable for anyone supervising staff in a racing yard/
stud farm. For further information regarding dates and an application form, please
contact Di Farrell-Thomas at The British Racing School on 01638 675907 or email:
Di.Farrell-Thomas@brs.org.uk

 

Bookkeeping/SAGE

 The British Racing School will be running a book keeping course aimed at the Racing Industry, on the following dates:

 

September 16th -18th at the British Racing School


You will spend the whole day with the Finance Director of The British Racing School learning about book keeping in a racing yard. The second day of the course will be spent learning about the accounts programme SAGE. This course is suitable for existing secretaries or anyone considering working as a racing secretary, who would like to improve their CV and make themselves invaluable to a trainer. For more information please contact Di Farrell-Thomas on 01638 675907 or email: Di.Farrell-Thomas@brs.org.uk