Covid-19/Training courses update

Textile centre building is mostly closed for students until further notice. We are currently working on updating the information and advice for staff and students on how the centre will operate from September 2020. Once the update is completed, we will publish the information on this webpage and promote through our social media channels.

The machine based training will be delivered only when this is safe to do so and is required to complete your training course. We are happy to support and help out students through different ways to e-learning to keep their learning journey continue.

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Delivering much needed skills back into the textile sector.

The Scottish Borders Centre of Excellence in Textiles opened in Spring 2019 after receiving £610k of funding from the Scottish Government via the South of Scotland Economic Partnership. The aim of the programme is to deliver much needed skills back into the textile sector, improving access to skills and training in rural areas.

What will it do?

The Centre of Excellence in Textiles is helping address business critical skills issues in the sector and providing industry skills of all levels to a wide range of individuals.

Training is provided in the practical elements of the textile and knitwear industry, including apprenticeships, and will also provide upskilling opportunities to the town’s current textiles and knitwear workforce.

The long term vision of the project is to develop, in addition to the training centre, a textile innovation centre as well as a showcase and marketing tool for the local industry.

Where is it based?

The centre is based within surplus space in Hawick High School, with a dedicated entrance. There is no access between the school and the centre.

A travel allowance may be available for trainees.

Who is involved?

The Centre of Excellence in Textiles is a partnership project involving:

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