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Training Programme for Farriery Employers

Approved Training Farriers (ATFs) enjoyed a three day training programme at the Holme Lacy Campus. Over the busy three days, areas such as teaching and learning, inclusivity, and assessment were discussed. On the final day, a short micro-teach was performed by each trainer, where ATFs were given the opportunity to exhibit their skills as highly experienced farriers.

The training day was held for employers and trainers to assist in the completion of the Certificate in Education and Training, an introductory teaching qualification. The course is validated by the University of Warwickshire in partnership with the College.

The College will be running another of these programmes in October 2019. The course is ideal for ATFs who will gain an initial teacher training qualification and focus on the training of farriery apprentices. The sessions are important for ATFs to achieve the skills to support their apprentices whilst in employment, as the College’s Apprenticeship in Farriery is designed for the apprentice to learn the theoretical aspects of farriery and practice building their practical skills in the workplace.

For further information on future programmes, please contact the Rural Crafts Centre at the Holme Lacy Campus on 01432 365391.


Date: 11/04/2019