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WCF Diploma Examination Manual
Annex A - Abbreviations
Annex B - Useful Addresses
Annex E - Guide to Practical Evaluation
Annex F - Practical Marking Sheet
Annex H - Fee Structure
Annex L - Shoeing Plan
Appendix 1 - Diploma Syllabus
Appendix 1 - Annex A - The Types of Shoe and Variations
Appendix 1 - Annex B - The Practical Objectives and Standards
Appendix 1 - Annex C - The Oral Objectives and Standards
Appendix 2 - Reasonable Adjustments
Appendix 3 - Other Languages
Appendix 4 - Equality of Opportunity
Appendix 5 - Health and Safety Form
Appendix 6 - Health and Safety
Appendix 7 - Exam in Progress
Appendix 8 - Start - Finish
Appendix 9 - Examination Rules
Appendix 13 - Replacement Certificate
Appendix 15 - Malpractice Procedures
Appendix 16 - Complaints and Appeals
Appendix 17 - Customer Service
Appendix 18 - Past Papers
Appendix 21 - Owners Consent
Appendix 22 - Horse Allocation Form
Appendix 23 - QCF Policies and Procedures
Appendix 24 - College Feedback Form
Diploma Examination Dates
15th May 2020 - Written Paper (UK) - CANCELLED
18th-22nd May 2020 - Practical Examination (UK) - CANCELLED
7th-11th September 2020 (SOUTH AFRICA)
25th September 2020 - Written Paper (UK) - RESCHEDULED FROM SPRING
28th September 2020 - 2nd October 2020 - Practical Examination (UK) - RESCHEDULED FROM SPRING
13th-18th November 2020 - (AUSTRALIA) - CANCELLED
20th November 2020 - Written Paper (UK)
23rd-27th May 2020 - Practical Examination (UK)
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Certified Military Farrier
Army Farriers who hold the Intermediate Military Farriers Certificate (IMFC) qualification may register for a DipWCF.
Formerly known as the Class II, the Certified Military Farrier is achieved after the completion of the Intermediate Military Farriery Course. The Class II qualification is issued following training as a farrier in the British Army and is equivalent to the Diploma. In the case of Army Farriers, the Farriers Registration Council recognises the Army Class II or IMFC as a prescribed examination that is equivalent to the WCF Diploma as meeting the standard for registration.
How do I apply?
Complete the application to be entered onto the register of The Worshipful Company of Farriers and recorded as achieving the Diploma of The Worshipful Company of Farriers. You can submit the application form by post or by email. The fee is normally £250 but for serving personnel who apply within 6 weeks of their Army Trade Test, this is discounted to £125. Payment can be made online here.
Certified Journeyman Farrier
Those who hold the American Farriers Association (AFA) Certified Journeyman Farrier (CJF) qualification, may register for a DipWCF.
The Company has a longstanding reciprocity agreement in place with the AFA, whereby both the WCF and the UK Farriers Registration Council (FRC) agreed, after visitations to the CJF examinations, that the AFA CJF qualification, with a subsequent two years of experience, would be accepted as equivalent to the Diploma of the WCF (DipWCF).
How do I apply?
Complete the application to be entered onto the register of the Worshipful Company of Farriers and recorded as achieving the Diploma of the Worshipful Company of Farriers. You can submit the application form by post or by email. The fee is £525 and it can be paid online here.