Approved Qualifications for Registration
The profession of farriery is regulated in England, Wales and Scotland by the Farriers Registration Council (FRC).
Other Recognised Qualifications for Registration
In addition to the Apprenticeship End Point Assessment (EPA) and 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.
Registration: 2021 (January - December)
Throughout 2021, 61 new individuals sought to become entitled to practise the profession by enrolling on the GB Apprenticeship in Farriery or submitting an Overseas Application for Registration. (* Enrolled Apprentices who commenced an Apprenticeship during 2021 will not be expected to be eligible to register for a further 3.6 years)
Between 1 January and 31 December 2021, 60 individuals either completed the Apprenticeship in Farriery, achieved the Diploma of the Worshipful Company of Farriers (DipWCF) and/or met the requirements for registration by means of a qualification and professional experience achieved outside of GB and were entitled to be registered in the Register of Farriers and practice the profession of Farriery within GB.
Qualifications held by individuals successfully registered during 2021 included:
· Apprenticeship in Farriery, including Diploma of the Worshipful Company of Farriers (DipWCF)