Pre-Farriery Programme

Farriery is the shoeing of horses and similar animals. A farrier is a skilled craftsperson who is able to make shoes for all types of horses’ feet according to the needs and welfare of the animal. This course provides the knowledge and skills required to progress to a farriery apprenticeship.

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Course content

– BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care

– City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Forgework

Progression opportunities and career destinations

This course provides an opportunity for students to progress onto an Apprenticeship in Farriery, ultimately sitting the Diploma of the Worshipful Company of Farriers and becoming a registered member or study for the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management.

Work placement

Students spend five weeks working with an approved farrier or in an approved work experience equine establishment to improve their horse care skills.

Entry Requirements

Normally two Grade Cs or three Grade Ds at GCSE or equivalent including English and Mathematics.

Students who have not attained a Grade C in English and Mathematics at GCSE or equivalent have to complete Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy.

Applicants must also demonstrate that they have a minimum of 40 hours of experience in the equine industry, which can be acquired prior to leaving school.