City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Saddle, Harness and Bridle Making (0101-02) Unit 201 Saddle making in the equestrian industry UAN: Level: Credit value: GLH: Relationship to NOS: Endorsement by a sector or regulatory body: Aim: L/504/2447 2 40 220 n/a This unit is endorsed by Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for Creative.
This unit provides a practical introduction to the craft skills and knowledge necessary for the production of saddles.
It aims to assess the ability to use a range of materials, fittings, tools and machinery, in order to select appropriate construction, materials and production skills, together with fostering the ability to transfer skills and techniques used in one discipline to that of another.
It aims to provide the learner with a broad foundation of craft skills using both traditional and modern manufacturing processes. Learning outcome The learner will: 1.
Know the types of materials used in Saddle production Assessment criteria The learner can: 1.1 list the different leathers used in saddle making 1.2 list fittings used in the production of saddles 1.3 state suitable thread types and sizes Range Leathers Bridle shoulder Flap butt Stirrup butt Panel hide City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Saddle, Harness and Bridle Making (0101-02) 11 Fittings Saddle tree Staples Dees Saddle nails Thread types and sizes Linen thread 18-3 18-4 25-3 Synthetic thread 0.8 1.4 Learning outcome The learner will: 2.
Be able to select appropriate materials for a range of saddle components Assessment criteria The learner can: 2.1 identify the different parts of a hide 2.2 identify the best end and side of a flap butt 2.3 identify hide size and thickness in both imperial and metric measurements 2.4 assess the suitability of different parts of the hide in the selection process 2.5 name the component parts of a rigid and a sprung saddle tree 2.6 check saddle trees for faults 2.7 compare the differences between a rigid and a sprung saddle tree 2.8 select suitable threads for use in saddle making Range Parts of a hide Whole hide, Half a hide/Hide side Pair of Backs Whole middle/Whole butt Pair of butts Shoulder Leather cuts Thicknesses and average size of different cuts Suitability of different parts of the hide Use, Strength, Safety 12 City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Saddle, Harness and Bridle Making (0101-02) Saddle tree List components of saddle trees Faults Symmetry, Fatigue, Fittings, Poor finish Differences Substance and weight of saddle trees, One has springs the other not, One flexes the other is rigid Threads used in saddle making Linen thread 18-3 18-4 25-3 Synthetic thread 0.8 1.4 Learning outcome The learner will: 3.
Know the names, uses and maintenance of the different tools used for saddle making Assessment criteria The learner can: 3.1 list the different tools used in saddle making 3.2 state the use of each tool in the making process 3.3 describe how to maintain and store each tool Range Tools Knives Hammer Bull dog pliers Tack lifter Skirt shave Stitch grove Surform Stuffing irons Masher Curved awl Use Cutting out leather Tacking Draw on saddle seat Lift tacks City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Saddle, Harness and Bridle Making (0101-02)
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