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Telford Certificate in Farriery Knowledge (Level 3) - Telford Distance

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3
Dates:

2019 Semester 10: 07 October to 25 September

2019 Semester 9: 02 September to 28 August

Duration:

One year, part-time

Location: Telford Distance
Credits: 80

Gain knowledge and understanding of the horses hoof and the farriery profession. This programme is for those who have an interest or involvement with farriery and who wish to improve their knowledge or with a view to instructing and/or managing a farriery business. 

Topics:

  • History and purpose of shoeing
  • biomechanics and anatomy of the horse
  • shoeing processes
  • types of shoes
  • farriery terminology
  • conditions and diseases of the hoof
  • farriery tools
  • handling of horses
  • horse breeds and disciplines
  • industry sector options

This certificate covers everything you need to know about the horse hoof. There are 11 learning modules and there is no practical requirement for this certificate.

By the end of the course the learner should be able to: 
- explain the history of farriery and the purpose of farriery 
- describe the industry sector and career options 
- explain the biomechanics and anatomy of the horse 
- describe the shoeing process 
- list the types of studs, materials, and when to use 
- define the various terms specific to farriery 
- describe the conditions and diseases of the hoof 
- explain personal health and safety issues 
- describe the range and purpose of farriery tools 
- explain how to handle horses in different situations 
- identify the different breeds and disciplines and their shoeing requirements.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • explain the history of farriery and the purpose of farriery
  • describe the industry sector and career options
  • explain the biomechanics and anatomy of the horse
  • describe the shoeing process
  • list the types of studs, materials, and when to use 
  • define the various terms specific to farriery
  • describe the conditions and diseases of the hoof
  • explain personal health and safety issues
  • describe the range and purpose of farriery tools
  • explain how to handle horses in different situations
  • identify the different breeds and disciplines and their shoeing requirements.
This programme is delivered part-time by Telford Distance via SIT2LRN Distance Learning Online.

Topics within this programme include:

Farriery History
The history behind farriery, including the reason for shoeing, history and different designs and style

Equine Biomechanics and Anatomy

  • Anatomy
  • parts and function of the hoof
  • biomechanics
  • conformation
  • bone growth

Farriery Shoeing
The requirements and processes of shoeing, including preparation and trimming, types of shoes, remedial and surgical shoeing, shoeing for different terrain and events. 

Farriery Studs
Studs – types, advantages and disadvantages 

Farriery Terminology
Terminology specific to the farriery industry. 

Equine Conditions and Diseases of the Hoof
Learn about the different conditions and diseases of the hoof, impacts of these conditions, and strategies to alleviate them.

Farriery Tools
Learn about the types and use of hand tools, non-hand tools, plant and machinery 

Farriery Industry
Knowledge of the career opportunities available in the equine industry and how to conduct professional behaviour

Farrier Health and Safety
Know about the importance of being healthy, aspects of good health, the importance of being safe, hazard and risk management, the use of safety equipment, the impact of drugs at work 

Handling horses
The knowledge to handle horses safely while shoeing, and the use of halters and rugs

Equine breeds and disciplines
Know the different breeds of horses and the variety of equine disciplines

$473.00

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

* Be 16 years or over

* Be proficient in English (written and oral).

Note: If English is your second language, you will be required to provide evidence that you are sufficiently competent in English to take part in this programme.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL); or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in  either New Zealand, Australia­, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor ‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment.

Certificate at Level 3

  • IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination – B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current: Level 3 (General) or (Workplace) b) Level 3 (General)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B1 Achiever IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than PASS in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE I with no less than distinction in any band

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