Conditional Licence BRS

The Conditional Jockeys licence allows riders aged between 16 and 26 years old, who are in full time paid employment with a UK based Licensed Racehorse Trainer to ride in jump races against professional jockeys, but with a weight allowance to compensate for their inexperience.


Conditional Licence


2 Weeks

Study type

Full-time, Residential, Newmarket

Course overview 

They must also undergo a medical examination and meet the Medical Standards for ‘Fitness to Ride’ and the Assessment of Concussion protocol, before being enrolled on a two week course at either The British Racing School or National Horseracing College.

All course reservations are made through the Licensing Team at the BHA.


The two week licence course is a mandatory requirement for anyone wishing to take out their Conditional Jockeys Licence. It is free of charge to the individual and residential at the BRS.

All attendees will undergo lectures and practical training which will cover the full BHA licensing curriculum which will cover the following elements:

  • Technical
  • Tactical
  • Physical
  • Nutritional
  • Mental and Psychological
  • Lifestyle
  • Career and Finance
  • Communication and Media
  • Health and Safety

On completion of this course a report will be written and forwarded to the British Horseracing Authority.

What will you learn

This has been designed specifically for the racing industry and is a nationally recognised, skill-based qualification. The awarding body for the qualification is 1st 4 Sport.

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