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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We offer a number of courses to help you improve your skills in the industry.

Courses & Workshops

Courses currently offered by the Centre of Excellence in Textiles:

  • Body Linking
  • Collar Linking
  • Hand Sewing
  • Finger knitting
  • Mending
  • Cutting
  • Shima Programming
  • Shima Machine Operation
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Machining
  • Skills for Work Qualification
  • Over Locking
  • Introduction to Weaving
  • Darning

Coming soon, vocational training in Crochet, Felting and Hand Knitting.

How can I access training?

If you are interested in training opportunities at the centre please contact Chhaya Patel on 01450 393939 or email

The project is also working with businesses in the sector, the Developing the Young Workforce group, secondary schools and the DWP to identify potential trainees too.


16 Week Training Course

This 16 week training course teaches candidates a number of important techniques and skills.


Training will be provided by the Centre of Excellence in Textiles

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