This is a mandatory Turf Club course delivered by RACE for anyone intending to apply for a Restricted or Public Trainer’s Licence. It is run from Monday to Wednesday for 3-consecutive weeks from 9am to 5pm (9 days in all). Completion of this course does not guarantee a trainer’s licence. The programme is designed to provide a comprehensive and practical preparation for the demands of setting up a training yard and it facilitates the development of a business plan and safety statement as well as offering insights from successful practitioners and networking opportunities with other prospective licence holders.
Prior to being accepted on the course applicants are required to complete a portfolio of evidence about experience, an examination on your experience and a practical assessment of horse handling skills and therefore candidates are expected to know how to train a racehorse.