Yes, they did.
I learned a lot about laminits, founder, navicular etc... it was VERY interesting and good to know stuff if you own a horse! They also taught us how to pull a shoe properly and set new nails etc.
After this course you're far away from beeing a farrier but for a trim on a horse with regular hoofs it's great! I'm glad I took it and would do it again...
The only thing you have to know (in case they do it the same way as up here), you practice on horse legs fresh from the slaughter house, that's pretty gross but looking at the hoof you're getting, there was a reason why the horse had to be put down.
It's great to practice on these because you can't "hurt" a horse by trimming too short or unbalanced.
After the first day you're used to it
but it sure requires a strong tummy!