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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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In 2019 we introduced a new learning platform for all marshals.  In addition, 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.

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

In 2019 we introduced a new online learning platform with a number of training modules to complete. In addition, we recommend you regularly update your training by attending the Incident Management Course (IMC) and using our print and film materials. 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.  

Spring 2020 IMC training dates 

IMC courses are held at various venues around England as well as on the island throughout the year (usually February to November).  We also hold a small number of courses during each practice week (in May and August), booking priority for these courses are given to off-island marshals.

The 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. 

The courses run from 8.45am to 5pm (approx), they are free of charge, and we provide a light 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.

Please note: Courses due to be held on 28 & 29 March in Rugby and 18 & 19 April in Douglas have been cancelled.

Dates for additional events to be held later in 2020 will be published on our website in spring.

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