Name of qualification Name of qualification: Podkovski kovač/podkovska kovačicaAdd to comparison
Translated title (no legal status) Translated title: Farrier
Type of qualification Type of qualification: National vocational qualification, SQF level 4
Category of qualification Category of qualification: Vocational Qualification
Admission requirements Entry conditions:
  • There are no special conditions.
ISCED field Field:
Arts and humanities
ISCED subfield subfield: handicrafts
Qualification level

SQF Level: SQF 4
EQF Level: EQF 4

Learning outcomes:

The candidate is able to:

  • plan, carry out and control their own work, while taking care of keeping appropriate documentation,
  • to ensure the quality and thus the financial success of their work, while respecting the principles of rational use of energy and time,
  • repair and maintain tools and forging machines,
  • communicate independently with clients and the professional public, taking into account the principles of successful communication and business etiquette using modern information and communication technology,
  • comprehensively and responsibly manage and monitor the implementation of regulations and standards regarding safety and health at work and environmental protection principles,
  • prepare space and tools for handling and shoeing animals,
  • prepare the animal for shoeing and care for hooves,
  • making or finishing horseshoes for horses or oxen


Verification and assessment are carried out by committees for the verification and validation of national vocational qualifications, appointed by the National Examination Centre (NEC). Committee members must be licensed by the National Examination Centre. Licences may be found here.

Assesment and completion:


During the guidance process the candidate prepares a portfolio,  which is assessed by a committee. If the portfolio submitted by the candidate contains  authentic, valid and adequate proof of the knowledge,  skills and competences defined in the occupational standard, the committee may:

  • validate the contents of the occupational standard in full,
  • validate the contents of the occupational standard in part and define the  knowledge, skills and competence to be verified,
  • refuse to validate any of the contents of the occupational standard because  the candidate has not provided proof of any of the knowledge, skills and competences  defined in the occupational standard, in which case it will verify  the occupational standard in full.


Practical test and oral presentation.
In a practical work assignment, the candidate demonstrates mastery of the required occupational competences according to the requirements of the occupational standard. In addition to the practical task, an oral defense of the task is also performed. The oral defense includes a knowledge test in accordance with the occupational standard Farrier.

Conditions for obtaining a public document:

Candidates demonstrate attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.

Awarding body:

Providers of procedures for identifying and validating national vocational qualifications are entered in a register of providers maintained in the relevant database of the National Reference Point for Occupational Qualifications. Providers include: vocational schools, companies, inter-company training centres, adult education centres, chambers of commerce, etc.


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