dental technicians and barefoot trimmers’ survey
equine dental technicians and barefoot trimmers work in the industry? The first
online survey into the industry now aims to find out.
Skills Council is carrying out the survey on its website to find out the numbers working as paraprofessionals, their background
and the challenges they face.
and Professions Allied to Veterinary Science Industry Partnership Manager, Lisa Jarvis said:
“We estimate that around 500 dental technicians and barefoot trimmers work in the UK, but it is an emerging area
and very little is known about it.”
is an essential way to overcome challenges and plan effectively for the future. As
the representative body for the equine industry, Lantra works to ensure that training and qualifications meet the needs of
employers and industry. It also represents the industry at government level to
shape funding policy, so that areas where there are skills gaps and a training need are prioritised.
Lisa adds: “In order for Lantra to work with the para-professionals and Defra to develop
frameworks for training and qualifications we urgently need equine dental technicians and barefoot trimmers to take part in
questions are grouped into eight main themes:
Current numbers employed in the
Entry route into current job role
(i.e. school, college, university)
Training route used (length of
training, type of training, accreditation)
Predicted numbers entering the
Job roles – tasks, competencies
Business – number of clients
and horses treated
Membership of organisations
Links to other professionals (e.g.
veterinary surgeons, farriers)
If you are
a paraprofessional, or a client or colleague of a paraprofessional, please take the time to log onto the business section
of the Lantra website www.lantra.co.uk/businesses/equine/ to take part.
would prefer to receive a copy of the survey by email, please contact Lantra Connect on tel: 0845 707 8007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date is 31st March 2008.