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Hereford & Ludlow College
All Farriery and Blacksmithing course are delivered at The Rural Craft Centre at the Holme Lacy Campus.
Farriery Access Level 2 Diploma
Advanced Apprenticeship in Farriery Level 3 (work based) and the Diploma of the Worshipful Company of Farriers
Certificate in Forgework (This is a short course with the primary aim of giving students the practical blacksmithing element of the entry requirements for a Farriery Advanced Apprenticeship - this course run subject to demand and some forging experience is necessary.)
Senior Tutor for the Advanced Apprenticeship is Mr Wayne Preece FWCF Cert Ed
Blacksmithing & Metalworking Level 2 Diploma
Blacksmithing & Metalworking Level 3 Subsidiary/Extended Diploma
Artist Blacksmithing BA (Hons)
Design and Forgework Skills (Block Release advanced course for employed or self-employed blacksmiths)
Certificate in Forgework (Prime aim of giving students the practical blacksmithing element of the entry requirements for a Advanced Apprenticeship in Farriery)
Address: Herefordshire & Ludlow College, The Rural Craft Centre, Holme Lacy Campus, Hereford HR2 6LL
Telephone: 0800 032 1986
Kingston Maurward College
Forgework » AG207 City and Guilds Level 1 or 2 in Performing Engineering Operations
This one year course will introduce and develop skills in blacksmithing and welding and give a good introduction to the world of working with metals.
Practical Welding » AG020 College Certificate
Whether you are a machinery operator, an employee in a workshop, a DIY welder or a complete beginner, this course will enable you to improve your arc, gas and MIG welding as well as gas cutting skills.
Blacksmithing Craft » AG021 College Certificate
The course caters for the complete beginner and for those with moderate metalworking experience and produces decorative and functional items. It may also interest teachers of design and technology, architects and those involved with heritage restoration.
Advanced Blacksmithing Craft » AG022 College Certificate
Designed as a follow on course to the Blacksmithing Craft AG021, this course is suitable for those with some metalworking/blacksmithing experience and is aimed at developing your skills further.
Address: Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY
Telephone: 01305 215215
College website: www.kmc.ac.uk
NPTC Certificate in Forge Work
Diploma HE in Farriery (blended learning)
BSc (Hons) Farriery (blended learning)
Advanced Apprenticeship Diploma Level 3 in Farriery (work based) and the Diploma of the Worshipful Company of Farriers.
Senior tutor for NVQ Allan Worthington AWCF
Assistant Head HE Veterinary Nursing & Farriery Lorraine Allan BVSc MRCVS
Senior Tutor Degree Mark Caldwell FWCF
Address: Myerscough College, Myerscough Hall, St. Michael's Road, Bilsborrow, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 0RY
Telephone: 01995 642222 Ext 2057 / 2356 / 2232 / 2339
Farriery Access Course (1 year) - Designed for those who want a farriery apprenticeship. You will develop forging, horse care and other skills useful to apply for a position with an Approved Training Farrier. A block of three weeks industrial experience with an ATF is included. Units include; Stable Duties, Horse Handling, Horse Behaviour and Horse Biology and tuition for the NPTC Level 2 Certificate in Forge Work.
Advanced Apprenticeship in Farriery (4 years) - The route recognised by the Farriers Registration Council (FRC) to becoming a registered farrier in the UK. To become an apprentice it is first necessary to gain an employed position with an FRC Approved Training Farrier (ATF).
Address: Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell Centre, Moreton Morrell, Warwick, Warwickshire United Kingdom CV35 9BL
Telephone: 0300 45 600 49
College website: www.warwickshire.ac.uk