Farriery (Top-up) at University Centre Myerscough - UCAS

Course summary

This innovative and dynamic course, running in conjunction with the School of Health Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire is accessible, flexible and progressive, and will fill a worldwide niche in farriery education provision. It has been structured in such a way that will facilitate both the personal and professional development of suitably qualified Farriers. 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. The student will be required to attend College periodically for study days to support their studies. 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 (if they have not studied this during the Dip HE Farriery course) which will enhance their coaching and mentoring skills and encourage them to become approved training farriers (ATFs).


Professional Practitioner Research Proposal; Equine Functional Anatomy; Biomechanics, Statics and Dynamic Analysis; Advanced Farriery Practice; Dissertation (double module)

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Students will have gained the Foundation Degree Farriery, Diploma Higher Education Farriery or the Associate of the Worshipful Company of Farriers, (which equates to general education qualifications at Foundation Degree Level) or equivalent. All students will be expected to be working within the farriery industry as a practising Farrier and must be eligible for registration under the Farriers Registration Act 1975. Applicants for the BSc (Hons) Top-up who hold only the Associate of Worshipful Company of Farriers (AWCF) will be expected to undertake a bespoke bridging module ‘Essential Study, IT and Research Skills’ at Myerscough prior to commencing on the BSc (Hons) Top up; successful completion of this module will ensure that students holding the AWCF qualification have the necessary knowledge and skills required to study at Level 6. 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 (FRC).

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.

Student Outcomes

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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

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 (Top-up) at University Centre Myerscough - UCAS