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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Farriery (introduction to) City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate

Level 2

Course code: F22D384
Type: Full Time, A Level & T Level > Full Time
Duration: 1 year
Subject area: Apprenticeships,Farriery
Location: Holme Lacy
Additional Costs - £500.00

This charge identified is applicable to learners aged 16-18 who qualify for funding. Learners aged 19+ will have to pay this charge and possibly tuition and exam fees. This will depend on the course and any prior qualifications. For further information, please refer to the fees page of our website

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

This is a preparatory course in forgework and horse care to prepare you for entry into the specialist and competitive Level 3 Apprenticeship in Farriery. It includes both the City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Diploma in Horse Care and a bespoke forging certificate. The course provides an introduction of equine and farriery knowledge with a main element being the practical forging skills to prepare you for an apprenticeship in farriery. This course offers the expertise of our highly qualified farriery and equine tutors. To gain farriery experience you will be encouraged to undertake a period of work experience with a qualified farrier, which will help reinforce your awareness of farriery as a possible career.

Why choose us

Students will learn the professional responsibilities of the farriery trade and the role of the modern farrier within the equine industry. They will learn and practise essential forging skills in readiness to start a farriery apprenticeship.

What you could do next

Study options may include Apprenticeship in Farriery and Level 3 in Horse Management. Employment options may include farriery apprenticeship, blacksmithing (and related metalworking) or equine-based employment

Popular modules

  • Blacksmithing – Forging, Forming, Cutting, Joining and Tool Production.

  • Equine Studies – Equine Health, Feeding &Watering and Horse Anatomy

Assessment methods

Assessment will be via External exam, synoptic assignment & written assignments

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at Grade 3 or above (to include English, maths and science)