Regional Development

If you are an employer in the racing industry there are lots of opportunities to develop your staff. With the implementation of initiatives such as The Regional Staff Development Program, NAoRS led funded courses and TBA/National Stud regional training now has never been a better time to access training for your staff in your region.

What’s On Offer?

Regional Staff Development Programme

The nationwide Regional Staff Development Programme (RSDP) offers free or subsidised training across a range of subject areas including improving riding and horsemanship skills through coaching activities with the use of mobile training vehicles. Equine first aid, horse management, fitness, nutrition, finance and lifestyle subjects will be offered with opportunities for staff to gain industry and national qualifications.  Training comes in various forms, including demonstrations by world class coaches and practical skills development by vets and physiotherapists. Staff may wish to improve their horse care skills, undertake basic numeracy and literacy skills development or learn more about the industry they work in.  Training takes place in the main training centres of Malton, Middleham, Lambourn and Newmarket as well as outlying yards.  Building on the success of the Jockey Coaching Programme, senior staff may also apply to train as Rider Coaches, giving them the coaching skills to support younger and inexperienced colleagues in their yards.

You can find out more about the RSDP on the Racing2Learn website.

NAoRS Led Courses

Run in the main training centres around the country, subject to demand NAoRS led courses provide invaluable training in important skills such as Maths, English, ITC and English Speaking for Other Languages.  Each course is run by a local college or provider who work together with NAoRS to ensure the content is relevant and these courses are fully funded for racing staff. NAORS are also running a Mentoring and Leadership Course, more information here.

TBA/National Stud Regional Training

The TBA and National Stud, with funding from The Racing Foundation, offer regional training on all aspects of stud management.

More information on National Stud Courses can be found here.

Racing Welfare Mental Health First Aid Courses

Racing Welfare provides a series of Mental Health England accredited courses around the country which allow participants to gain a much better awareness and knowledge of Mental Health issues which they may have to deal with in the workplace. Find upcoming Mental Health Courses here

Scottish Racing Academy

The Scottish Racing Academy was launched in 2020 and provides a wide range of training opportunity for racing staff in Scotland.  For more information visit their website.

How Do I Access for My Employees?

For dates and details of the above mentioned regional courses and to search for any other industry courses please use our searchable Training Directory here

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