Introduction to Sheep Shearing | Kirkley Hall Campus | FCR0178P |Northumberland College
Animal Care

Introduction to Sheep Shearing

Kirkley Hall Campus
Course Code:
Awarding Body:

College Certificate

Start Date:
09 June

Who is the course for?

This practical course leads to the British Wool Marketing Board Blue Seal Shearing Award and is suited to those new to the skills and techniques involved in this age old craft.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

There are no entry requirements for this course

What will I study on the course?

This course covers: The reason for shearing, Equipment used, Shearing techniques, Practical experience and Aftercare. Candidates are required to come suitable dressed to be around livestock.

This short course runs for 6 hours.

You will receive theoretical and practical guidance from the tutor throughout the course.

No, however you may wish to study another short course with us or join one of our longer courses which will gain you a qualification.

Why not look in to gaining a qualification in this subject area, we offer many different courses.

For Full-Cost and Leisure courses there is no financial support available.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

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