Approved Qualifications for Registration
The profession of farriery is regulated in England, Wales and Scotland by the Farriers Registration Council (FRC).
Council’s prescribed course of civilian training for registration purposes under section 7(1)(b) of the Farriers (Registration) Act 1975, is an Advanced Apprenticeship in Farriery, including periods of block release college training, on the job training with an Approved Training Farrier (ATF) and the following mandatory awards:
Other Recognised Qualifications for Registration
In addition to the WCF Diploma in Farriery (QCF) examination the Farriers Registration Council also recognises certain other qualifications as meeting the standard for registration. The approved qualifications are currently:
* In accordance with the Act, the FRC also requires proof of two years regular and gainful engagement in shoeing horses subsequent to achievement of this qualification prior to registration.
To apply please contact the offices of the FRC.