Produce spun products using advanced techniques

Business Sectors (Suites): Jewellery Manufacture, Silversmithing and Allied Trades
Developed by: Creative & Cultural Skills
Approved on: 14 Aug 2015


This standard covers the skills to produce complex large scale and small scale spun products using advanced techniques such as spin on air, split or sectional chucks and multi-part items as well as heat treatments. 

In producing spun products, you will work with different materials and to instructions and use a range of hand and machine equipment.  You will take personal responsibility for your actions and for the quality and accuracy of the work carried out.

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

  1. research the range of hand and machine techniques used in spun products in line with project needs
  2. produce complex spun items using a range of advanced techniques in line with industry best practice
  3. create spun items of varying sizes in line with workplace instructions
  4. produce spun items from a range of materials for different projects in line with industry best practice
  5. check components are dimensionally accurate, the forming is correct and there are no excessive marks visible in line with project needs
  6. check the work for defects in line with project needs
  7. take action to rectify any defects detected in line with industry best practice
  8. complete the work to the given specification in line with workplace instructions

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

  1. safety precautions to be taken when producing spun silverware
  2. methods of creating complex spun forms
  3. processes of applying surface decoration on the lathe
  4. heat treatment techniques
  5. physical and working properties of metals
  6. tools and equipment for prescribed tasks and processes
  7. how to check work pieces for dimensional accuracy
  8. the materials suitable for making chucks for spinning
  9. advanced forming techniques
  10. complex silversmithing construction techniques
  11. CNC, laser and advanced technologies available for the production of silverware
  12. how to check that the spun silverware meets the needs of the specification
  13. best practice in spun silverware within chosen industry
  14. the importance of following the given specification and timescale
  15. common defects and ways to rectify these


1.         Produce spun items using all of the following techniques:

    1. spin on air
    2. split or sectional chucks
    3. multi-part items ​

2.         Produce a range of items of the following sizes:

    1. large scale work
    2. small scale work

Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge





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Indicative Review Date

14 Aug 2018





Originating Organisation

Creative & Cultural Skills

Original URN


Relevant Occupations

Design Associate Professionals, Skilled Trades NEC

SOC Code



Jewellery; design; technique; product; manufacture; metallurgy; spun; spin; spinning; hand; machine; silverware; advanced; complex; expert