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Training

We provide a range of resources and hands-on training for all our registered TT marshals

Get trained and refresh your skills

Whether you've been involved for decades or you're a new marshal, we have plenty of materials and training opportunities for you
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We encourage all our registered marshals to complete our Incident Management Course (IMC), take part in our regular refresher courses, watch our online training films and read our annually-updated Marshalling Matters booklet. View all our 2019 IMC and refresher training dates.

Novice Marshals

All new TT marshals, even if you have previous marshalling experience at other venues or in other motorsports, must watch our introductory film before being placed out on the course with one of our experienced teams of TT Marshals.

Watching and learning the ropes from our longstanding, knowledgeable volunteers is an important part of your training and gives new recruits the opportunity to experience marshalling, and ask plenty of questions, while enjoying the camaraderie of being part of the team.

To aid your training, we highly recommend you take time to watch all our training films and read the Marshalling Matters booklet before you report for duty. After you have completed at least three sessions out on the course we encourage you to undertake our Incident Management Course.  All novice marshals must complete an IMC before they gain full marshal accreditation.

Experienced marshals

We recommend you regularly update your training. Before every event you should re-watch all our training films, re-read the Marshalling Matters booklet and, if possible, attend our drop-in refresher session too.

Incident Management Course (IMC)

Tailor-made for the TT course, this day-long session provides more in-depth information about the use of flags, radios and other equipment. It also covers procedures for breakdowns and incidents, and it provides you with a set of skills to help ensure you and your marshalling colleagues, the riders and spectators remain as safe as possible. We encourage all registered marshals, whether novice or experienced, to complete our Incident Management Course.

Refresher courses

These hands-on events cover use of radios and flags, incident management, and safety issues. Held just before every event, the course is an ideal opportunity for you to become re-acquainted with the equipment and ask questions of our trainers and other senior marshals present. We highly recommend all registered marshals, whether novice or experienced, attend these courses. No booking is necessary and course details are publicised in advance of each event.  

2019 IMC training dates 

IMC courses are open to all our registered marshals who have completed at least three sessions on the TT course.  Places must be booked via email and are offered on a strictly first-come-first-served basis.  To reserve your place, please email us stating the course venue and date you wish to book plus your full name, warrant card number and phone number: book by email now.

The courses run from 8.45am to 5pm (approx), they are free of charge, and we provide lunch and tea/coffee.  Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a coat as the training involves some role play, including kneeling and sitting on the floor inside the building, and a session outside.  Further details will be supplied in your booking confirmation email.

February
2 February – Birkenhead
3 February – Birkenhead

March
2 March - Douglas
3 March - Douglas
23 March - Rugby
24 March - Rugby

April
13 April - Thruxton Race Circuit
14 April - Thruxton Race Circuit

May
28 May - Douglas (priority for off-island marshals) - FULL
29 May - Douglas (priority for off-island marshals) - FULL

August
11 August - Douglas
20 August - Douglas (priority for off-island marshals)
21 August - Douglas (priority for off-island marshals)

October
12 October - Birkenhead
13 October - Birkenhead

November
16 November - Douglas

2019 refresher sessions

Our refresher sessions are open to all our registered marshals. No booking necessary, look out for more details in our updates section and on social media nearer the time.

26 May - Castletown
18 August - Douglas

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