Length of course:
5 days of tuition and one of assessment.
Object of the course:
To make available the advanced principles of the SMS recommended saddle fitting system to members of the Society of Master Saddlers (UK) Ltd and their employees and UK saddle fitters who meet the attendance criteria. Delegates undertake assessment for the City & Guilds / SMS Certificate in Saddle Fitting.
Criteria for attendance:
Candidates must fulfill all of the following criteria:
i. Be in full time employment with a fully paid up member of the Society of Master Saddlers (UK) Ltd or be a member in their own right as a Qualified Saddler, Master Saddler or Trainee Saddle Fitter. Or submit written recommendations for attendance from 3 SMS members (from a minimum of 2 membership categories)
ii. Be, or have the services of, a fully qualified saddler holding Level 3 City & Guilds saddlery qualifications to carry out saddle flocking and adjustments
iii. Have at least three years’ experience in saddle fitting (Fulfilment of this criteria is vital as the level of tuition assumes that delegates are experienced saddle fitters)
iv. Have previously attended the Introductory Course in saddle fitting or submit details of formal saddle fitting courses attended and it will be considered whether these can be taken as equivalent to the Introductory Course.
v. At least one year to have elapsed between attendance of Introductory Course and Qualification course.
vi. After 1st January 2017 to hold the Society's Saddle Flocking qualification.
Members’ Fee in 2018: Course - £1,800 + VAT @ 20% Assessment - £395 + VAT
Non-members’ Fee: Course - £2,100 + VAT @ 20% Assessment - £395 + VAT
Course Fee Includes five full days of practical and theory lectures, college accommodation and all meals and refreshments.
Candidates will be assessed on the following procedures:
Written paper, Conformation & Action in Hand, Saddle Assessment and Fault Identification, Taking Templates and Practical Saddle Fitting of two horses
The Society of Master Saddlers (UK) Ltd
Green Lane Farm,
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