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Farriery apprentice Craig a shoe-in for national awards

Monday 20 Jan 2020

A Myerscough College farriery student has been recognised for the quality of his work on a national level during the industry’s recent registration ceremony.

Craig Farriery Cert

The Worshipful Company of Farriers and the Farriers Registration Council recently presented diplomas to newly qualified apprentices from across the country at a ceremony held at The Honourable Artillery Company, in London. Among them were a number of Myerscough students, who received their diplomas as part of the ‘passing out’ ceremony.

As part of the ceremony, specially selected students are given extra prizes for outstanding performance during their course, with Myerscough College’s Craig Taylor picking up all three awards on offer.

22-year-old Craig won both of the prizes available to all successful apprentices across the country, by gaining a Distinction grade in his overall exam result, and also picked up the prize for the highest mark in his exam paper.

All the students had to go through a vigorous advanced training programme, taking more than four years to complete, with their final exams, which determined if they qualified or not, taking place at the end of last year.

Representatives from the Court of the Worshipful Company of Farriers, the Farriers Registration Council, the British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association, the Colleges, and the Company’s Examinations Board were also present at the prestigious ceremony.

Craig said: ‘’I had a great time celebrating my graduation in London.

‘’It has been a lot of hard work, but it has been worth it and I’m delighted to have got the results I have. It’s been a great time learning with everyone on my block and wish them all the best for their future careers.’’

by Dave Salmon 

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