Applications for 2020 entry

Friday 20 March

We are still accepting applications for students looking to start in September.

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We’re continuing to process College applications as quickly as possible, even though many of our administration staff are home-working from Monday 23rd March. It may mean your application might take a little longer for us to process, so if you haven’t heard back from us straight away, don’t panic, you will be contacted as soon as possible.

For students who have already received offers, and are concerned about how this year’s GCSE and A Level results will be calculated, don’t worry. We’re not going to leave you high and dry without a place. As soon as we know more from government we’ll update you accordingly.

For students who have already submitted applications, we would normally invite you in to College for ‘face-to-face’ interviews or an ‘Applicant Day’ experience. Please note that these events planned for March and April will now NOT be taking place. The departmental teaching teams and/or Admissions Team will be contacting you shortly to make alternative arrangements. They will either arrange telephone/Skype discussions or they will now just assess your application form and make offers of places at a level appropriate to your expected/predicted GCSE grades, without the requirement for you to attend College for interview.

The Application Form does contain a Personal Statement section which is used by tutors to assess your application. Please use this statement to provide as much as much information as you can, highlighting your enthusiasm for the subject and any experience that you might have.

Departmental teaching staff will be contacting all  during the coming weeks, to reassure you and answer any questions that you might have.

Any applicants who require Additional Learning Support will have their applications forwarded to the Inclusive Learning team for consideration. These might take slightly longer to process but, rest assured, we will progress them as quickly as possible.

Our website LiveChat function will remain active and staffed throughout the coming weeks. If you have any questions please use this to contact us. Similarly, please try to email rather than ringing the College.

All of our Adult Skills Part-Time and Short Courses have now stopped (with the exception of our dedicated online teaching programmes), and short courses due to start during March and April will not be proceeding.


From Friday 20 March, all educational settings are closed to everyone except the children of critical workers and vulnerable children.

Ofqual and exam boards will be discussing with teachers’ representatives before finalising an approach, to ensure that it is as fair as possible. More information will be provided as soon as possible.

For the more information on the Government guidelines surrounding examinations, visit their website.

DipWCF Examinations – May 2020 – Postponed

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected all upcoming DipWCF candidates. The Company will need to postpone the May 2020 examinations in response to the pandemic and reschedule it for later in the year. The coronavirus outbreak is expected to continue having a significant impact on the education system, and the country, for months to come. Therefore the exams have been cancelled now to give apprentices, ATFs and the colleges certainty, whilst enabling alternative future plans to be made.

The Company will work with Colleges to limit the impact of the pandemic on farrier education and future progression.A further update about the postponed examinations will be provided on 1 April 2020.

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