The Farrier Upskilling programme at Enniskillen Campus is designed for those already working in the industry and seeking to achieve the Worshipful Company of Farriers Diploma Award (DipWCF).
The course covers the principles of equine anatomy, physiology, conformation, dynamics and movement, injuries and ailments/diseases affecting the foot and limb and the fundamentals of farriery. Practical skills include making different types of shoes from steel stock, using coke and gas forges. As part of the final assessment, students are required to produce a portfolio of handmade horseshoes for the Worshipful Company of Farriers (DipWCF) examination.
Progression opportunities and career destinations
Through the course farriers have the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and from there they can apply to the Farriers Registration Council to become registered.