Farriery Access Level 2
This is a preparatory course in forgework and horse care to give you the required level of skill for entry into the specialist and competitive Apprenticeship in Farriery.
To practise as a farrier you need to be registered with the Worshipful Company of Farriers. To register with them, you will need to successfully complete a recognised Apprenticeship in Farriery and the Worshipful Company of Farriers Diploma. The aim of this course is to provide an entry qualification route so that you can apply for an Apprenticeship in Farriery. Gaining an Apprenticeship in Farriery can be challenging and having basic skills in blacksmithing, welding and equine knowledge can greatly enhance your chances of success.
This course offers the expertise of our highly qualified blacksmith, farriery and equine tutors. To gain farriery experience you will be encouraged to organise and undertake a period of work experience with a qualified farrier, which will help reinforce your awareness of farriery as a possible career.
Level 2 Certificate Forgework
Level 2 Certificate in Horse Care
You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below.
- Blacksmithing – forging, forming, cutting, joining & tool production
- Welding - the application of welding processes
- Relevant Statutory Requirements of Health & Safety
- Equine Studies – equine biology and horse handling
The units listed are provisional and variations may occur. Assessment is done throughout the year, with the NPTC practical forging exam taking place at the end of the academic year along with the theory test. All students are encouraged to participate in working with a qualified farrier.
Maths and English
All students following a full-time programme of study at HLC will study English and maths as part of their studies, please refer to the Study Programmes page of this website.
- These are typically a minimum of 4 GCSE's at Grade C (4) or above to include Science, English and / or Maths.
- Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy
- Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area
- All farriery apprentices will also need to meet the registration requirements of the Farriery Registration Council (FRC) before you start your Farriery Apprenticeship Standard
Progression routes are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
Study options may include:
- Apprenticeship in Farriery
Employment options may include:
- Apprenticeship in Farriery
- Blacksmithing (and related metalworking)
- Equine-based Employment
Aged 16 - 18 years: There are no tuition or exam fees | Materials Fees £875
Aged 19 years or over (at the start of the course): Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £875 | Registration/Exam Fee £160
Please Note: Costs are subject to change, please call Enquiries on 0800 032 1986 to check.
Telephone: 0800 032 1986