A handful of colleges are preparing to take over full responsibility for farriery apprenticeships.
Earlier this year the National Farriers Training Agency was shut down in the wake of a poor Ofsted report.
Now, after weeks of working with the main farriery organisations, 3 colleges — Herefordshire and Ludlow College, Myerscough College and Warwickshire College will deliver the apprenticeships.
Rob Dunn of Herefordshire and Ludlow College said: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to move into a new era of closer working relationships with Approved Training Farriers and their apprentices.”
This news story was first published in Horse & Hound magazine (26 September 2013).