Level 3 Farriery Apprenticeship

About the course

Farriers are responsible for the maintenance and care of Equine feet with a holistic approach to the equine, for which they must have a thorough understanding of all aspects of Equine hoof care throughout the equine disciplines, from grass roots pleasure equines right through to elite competition horses. Farriers are able to assess equines and their gait (movement). Farriers are responsible for the quality and accuracy of their work, must be good communicators and problem solvers, and able to discuss the condition of equines and their hooves with owners and other professionals, especially Veterinary Surgeons. Farriers are able to give advice on various equine welfare options, from a trim for a horse at pasture through to basic remedial work on lame equines. Farriery is a regulated profession and all farriers are required to pass the Diploma of the Worshipful Company of Farriers (DipWCF) examination before being admitted on to the Register of qualified Farriers before they may legally practise. Once qualified a farrier may either practise as an individual or join a farriery practice to work as part of a team.

Course modules

Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification

Skills, Knowledge & Behaviours

An apprentice will be required to undertake & have an understanding of a number of different core skills, knowledge & behaviours to complete this apprenticeship. Please see factsheet for more information.

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Entry Criteria

Learning and assessment

Theory work delivered in the workplace with college attendance for 6 x three week blocks and 1 x two week blocks (20 weeks’ attendance in total, there may be an additional 1 or 2 week block in the final year to finish off if required).

An employer must allow an apprentice 20% of their working week to undertake work required to complete their apprenticeship (this is a legal requirement) & will include any college attendance required.

There will be an end point assessment, conducted by an independent assessor.

All components must be passed for the apprentice to meet the apprenticeship standard & these will include:

  • A Written Paper
  • An Oral Assessment
  • 2 x Practical Assessments

There will be 2 levels of achievement: Pass & Distinction

Progression

Apprentices successfully completing the Level 3 Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto the Diploma in Higher Education and BSc (Hons) course. Once qualified and registered you could work for yourself or join a team.

Careers

Once qualified and registered you could work for yourself or join a team working as a farrier.

Farriery

Farriery, or the shoeing of horses, is an ancient craft. A farrier is a skilled craftsperson, capable of making shoes to suit all types of horse and their working conditions. Modern farriers must have knowledge of the anatomy of horses’ feet and legs, be able to work alongside vets, manage and handle horses, understand and meet the needs of clients and successfully run their own business.

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