Farriery at University Centre Myerscough - UCAS

Course summary

This new, innovative and dynamic diploma course, running in conjunction with the School of Health Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire is accessible, flexible, progressive and professionally recordable and will fill a niche in Farriery education provision. It has been structured in such a way that will facilitate both the personal and professional development of qualified Farriers and positively assist those who are returning to academic work. The nature of the course, having both a theoretical and clinical perspective, necessitates access to practice of at least 12 weeks annually for the duration of the course. Students are also expected to attend for 2 study days per month from September to May. In addition, students on the course will be offered the opportunity to take the Train the Training Farrier Award (TTFA) course as a free additional qualification between years one and two of the programme which will enhance their coaching and mentoring skills and encourage them to become approved training farriers (ATFs).


Year 1 - Modern Approaches to Farriery; Professional, Academic and Research Skills; Farriery Protocols. Year 2 - Pathophysiology of the Equine Limb; Lameness Assessment and Diagnostic Imaging of the Equine Lower Limb; Farriery Clinical Case Studies.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The minimum qualification for entry will be a tariff agreement of advanced standing into level 5, i.e. students must be qualified registered farriers, listed on the WCF register having gained the Diploma of the Worshipful Company of Farriers and have a minimum of one year of post-qualification experience, taken from the date of first registration. During studies the student is required to be employed in, or have agreed access to placement in a suitable farriery clinical environment for a minimum of 12 weeks annually. Students from outside the UK will be expected to provide evidence of working within the farriery industry as a practicing farrier for a minimum of 3 years full time and hold a recognised farriery qualification which would make them eligible for registration in the UK and an appropriate academic qualification. Students from outside the UK will also be required to fulfil the requirements for temporary registration by the Farriers Registration Council. Applicants who believe they may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Experience/Learning (APE/L) for certain modules will be considered on an individual basis. Transferable/Key Skills and AS levels may be used to contribute to the entry requirement but they are not sufficient for entry on their own. Career experience of student skills may also be considered. The course will also facilitate the attainment of the Worshipful Company of Farriers Associate (AWCF) qualification. This is a distinct award, based on a high standard of traditional farriery skills and made by the WCF by way of separate examination. Please note: The Dip HE Farriery offered by Myerscough College, in conjunction with the University of Central Lancashire, and the AWCF are two distinct awards and must be enrolled upon independently. To attain the AWCF candidates must: Be registered for examination by the WCF The award of AWCF is at the discretion of the WCF Further information regarding the AWCF is available from the WCF.

Additional entry requirements


You may be required to attend an interview and will be contacted directly if this is the case.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Applicants for whom English is a second language must be able to demonstrate proof of International English Language Testing System at level 6.0 (with no component score lower than 5.5) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £1250 Module
Northern Ireland £1250 Module
Scotland £1250 Module
Wales £1250 Module
Channel Islands £1250 Module
EU £1250 Module

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Additional costs for items that are essential for the course include: accommodation during study periods at Myerscough College - the price for accommodation depends on where the student chooses to stay, the length of their stay, and how far in advance they book. Access to broadband internet and a computer. Additional costs for opportunities and items that are optional for the course include: books - approximately £120. Students will be provided with a reading list for each module studied. The decision to purchase any books remains with the student, and no books are considered essential. We are unable to offer Blended Learning courses to non EU students. Please contact the University Centre directly for more information.
Farriery at University Centre Myerscough - UCAS