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SHORT COURSE PROGRAMME:

The Short  Courses are designed for saddlers, apprentices, improvers and leather- workers who are employed in the saddlery or leather trade.

How is the training delivered?
The training takes the form of short intensive courses therefore minimising any disruption to business.
 All training courses are held at The Saddlery Training Centre in Salisbury.
The training is delivered in small groups with normally a maximum of six trainees.
Dates and tuition fees are available on request.

 

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MODERN APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME:


The Modern Apprenticeship Scheme in Saddlery is intended for those who are recently employed and starting to learn their trade. Successful applicants will attend The Saddlery Training Centre for their off the job training, which involves attending the centre for a week of intensive training every two months.

The course content is based on traditional skills, although modern materials and techniques are constantly evaluated, and training is delivered under realistic working conditions. This ensures that the apprentice will be able to produce high quality products at a profitable rate. 

During the first year the apprentice will complete the Apprenticeship at Level 2. They may then enrol onto the Advanced Apprenticeship will normally lasts a further 2 years.

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NEW ENTRANTS TRAINING SCHEME:


The New Entrants Training Scheme is primarily designed for apprentices and trainees who are not eligible for the Modern Apprenticeship Scheme.
Applicants for this training scheme will normally have been training for a minimum of six months in order to ensure that they have had sufficient time to establish aptitude and commitment.

How is the training delivered?
Normally 16 one week modules spread over a three year period. Sessions are held at The Saddlery Training Centre.
The training is delivered in small groups with normally a maximum of six trainees.

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CITY & GUILDS QUALIFICATIONS

The Saddlery Training Centre is an approved centre for The City & Guilds National Skill Assessment and Qualification Scheme for the Saddlery Trade.

Candidates are able to attend preparatory courses for City & Guilds Skill Assessments.

The gaining of these qualifications is a requirement for membership of The Society of Master Saddlers.

We are able to advise on the necessary standards for attaining qualifications and can support candidates in preparing themselves for assessments.

City & Guilds Candidate Handbooks, information and specifications together with sample questions and Health and Safety Guidelines can be found in this section.