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How to Find an Apprenticeship

Contact the Admissions teams at the Colleges for full details of their admissions procedures.

Candidates applying for an Advanced Apprenticeship in Farriery must be supported by an Approved Training Farrier (ATF) who is willing to employ them throughout their Apprenticeship.

  • Check you have the minimum academic entry requirements.  If you are unsure as to whether your qualifications would make you eligible, contact an Admissions team at one of the Colleges.
  • Write to ATFs from the published list to find one who is willing to employ you for the Period of Apprenticeship. 

It may be necessary to look outside your local area for such an ATF, and you may need to be prepared to live away from home during the Apprenticeship Period. 

It is important to find someone you can work with for the duration of the apprenticeship.  It should also be remembered that many ATFs receive a significant number of enquiries each year and as a result you may not always get a response to your letters, you might find it beneficial to enclose a stamped self addressed envelope with your letters of enquiry.

  • You will be required to submit details of the ATF who has agreed to employ you at the College application stage.