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 

February 11th - 15th 2019      at the British Racing School

 

Module 2: Business Skills

March 4th - 8th 2019                        at the British Racing School

 

Module 3: Staff Management

March 18th - 21st, 2019                      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. 

Course Dates:

October 2nd - 3rd at the British Racing School

Racing Secretary Course

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


December 11th - 12th                                   at the Northern Racing College 

 

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 Northern Racing College on 01302 861008 or email: 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 days:

2019 dates to be confirmed

 


The course costs £250.00 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:


February 19th - March 2nd, 2019                          at the British Racing School


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 Amateur Category ’B’ Amateur Riders’ Course is open to eligible Category
’A’ Amateur Rider’s, subject to them meeting existing pre-qualifying conditions.
The next course will be held on the following dates:


October 22nd - 26th                                      at the British Racing School


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:


November 19th - 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
a t t he No r t h e rn Ra c i n g C ol l e ge on 01 3 0 2 8 6 1 0 08 or e- m a i l :
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.

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
t h e N o r t h e rn Ra c i ng Co l l e g e o n 0 1 3 0 2 8 6 1 0 0 8 o r e - m a i l :
georgina.ridal@northernracingcollege.co.uk.

Visit to Weatherbys - New Licensed and Permitted Trainers Open Day

Dates for new Licensed and Permitted Trainers to visit Weatherbys are as follows:

   

 

For further information regarding visits to Weatherbys, please contact Philippa Richardson

on 01933 440077, ext. 2142 or email: prichardson@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:

2019 dates to be confirmed.


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