Preparing for the AWCF Exam
There is an excellent article by Mr Simon Curtis FWCF on the AWCF Examination entitled 'So you want to be an Associate' which was featured in the Forge Magazine. Aspiring candidates should read this article.
The current versions of documents you will need to prepare for this examination are downloadable as PDF files from the following links:
- Guidance Notes
- Application Form
- Application Form for a Past Paper. One set of past papers may be requested.
Candidates should note that the format of the Written Paper has been amended with effect from January 2012. Details may be found here.
Certified Journeymen Farriers who have two years farriery experience since passing the AFA CJF may apply for the WCF Diploma, which is a pre-requisite for taking the AWCF examination. An application form for the CJF-DipWCF can be downloaded from this link. This is the first stage of the process and it is recommended that this is completed as early as possible. Application for the AWCF may not be made until the DipWCF application has been processed and this could take some weeks.
AWCF Examination Dates
Please note that these dates are normally Monday - Wednesday, but may have to be adjusted due to increased demand. It may be necessary to hold part of the examinations (usually the written paper) for example on the Sunday afternoon. Every attempt will be made to minimise the time a candidate spends away from home/work, but on occasion some candidates may be required throughout the examination. Any special requests to avoid particular days should be forwarded with the application form.
The next set of Higher Examinations will take place at the Defence Animal Centre on 7 - 9 October 2013. Applications must be received by 23 August 2013.
The following set of Higher Examinations will take place at the Defence Animal Centre on 6 - 9 April 2014. Applications must be received by 21 February 2014.
Click here for a location map for the DAC.
The Programme for the current set of examinations (when produced) can be downloaded by clicking here. The programme will be left on the website until the next one is produced to provide potential candidiates with an idea of the likely programme.
AWCF Examination - North America
AWCF Award - Army MTF examination
Army farriers who hold the MTF qualification may register as an AWCF. The application form can be downloaded from this link. There is a discount for those who are still serving and who apply within 6 weeks of the Army Trade Test.
AWCF Dual Award - Myerscough
A number of senior farriers and veterinary surgeons have offered their services as mentors for the higher examinations. To obtain a list please contact the Registrar.