Apprenticeship standard: farrier

Describes the job role that an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them by the farriery sector.


Apprenticeship standard for a farrier

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This document is relevant to:

  • employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
  • training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available

The approved standard outlines the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of the apprentice and the job they will need to be able to do by the time they have completed their apprenticeship.

This standard is not yet ready to use.

An apprenticeship standard is only available for delivery when both the standard and assessment plan is approved and a funding band (core government contribution) has been assigned to the standard.

Under our reforms, employer-designed standards will replace frameworks over the course of this parliament.

Employers involved in creating this standard

If you’d like to get involved and contribute to the development of the farrier standard, please read the guidance for trailblazers, and email the trailblazer contact:

The standard for a farrier was developed by:

  • Cliff Barnes AWCF Farrier
  • Red Rose Farriers
  • Abbey Bunyard Farrier & Forge Ltd
  • JYG Farriery Ltd
  • Abbey Hardy DipWcf
  • Warwickshire College
  • Sandpitt Forge
  • Equine Foot Care Ltd
  • O’Shaughnessy Farriery
  • Herford & Ludlow College
  • The Farriery Centre
  • Dassett Forge Farriery Ltd
  • Mark Watson Farriey
  • Myerscough College