Approved Training Farriers Attend CPD Day
The College welcomed Approved Training Farriers (ATFs) to the Holme Lacy Campus for a Continuing Professional Development day at the Rural Crafts Centre. Students and farriers took part in a series of practical workshops, talks and discussions throughout the exciting training day.
The agenda included a demonstration of techniques for practical shoemaking, along with anatomy and pathology on the live horse. The workshops were located in the College’s demo forge and equine yard, providing an applied and hands-on approach to training sessions.
After practical workshops, farriers attended interesting and varied talks regarding updates on farriery apprenticeship new standards, apprenticeship financials and the role of field officers. David Lamb, Head of Holme Lacy Campus commented, “It was a great day with farriers attending from all over the country to hear the latest on the new farriery apprenticeship, along with a chance to network and receive other technical updates.”
The College’s farriery apprentices work for ATFs and attend college on a block release scheme, where assessments and theory teaching take place and progression is monitored. Our new farriery apprentices have now successfully completed block 1 of their apprenticeships.