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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16 Week Training Course

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


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Body Linking

A much undervalued skill within the textile industry.

Body linking is the skill in which individual panels are linked together to form the basis of the product. These can range from a simple scarf to a trousers, jackets and the like.

When matching the panels these are linked together on a complett linking machine again matching stitch for point to ensure the products fits correctly.

  • Body Linking is a specialist job within the textile industry.
  • Trainees will be given learning methods on basic Body Link operations for a production environment – this will give you the start you need to go into the Body Link manufacturing process.
  • We cover operating the machinery following health and safety procedures.
  • Learn about the various stitch structures which will enable you to start the process of learning how to Body Link.
  • Terminology terms are learnt – various lingo being used within the industry.
  • Learn about the various types of body shape types used within the industry.
  • We focus on quality which is required within the textile industry.
  • We get you clued up on the various aspects of normal day life within the textile industry.
  • Get used to handling various types of fibres – lambswool – cashmere.
  • Qualities required – good hand eye coordination, ability to be able to concentrate
  • We are addressing gender imbalance within industry.
 

Collar Linking

Is an artisan skill used widely in the textile industry to give a product the finishing touch!

This involves the addition of the collar/placket/pockets etc to the garment using a complett linking machine. For every stitch on the garment, this needs to be matched with every stitch on the part being attached.

A highly skilled operation requiring attention to detail and dexterity.

A rewarding skill and much sought over in the industry.

  • Collar Linking is a specialist job within the textile industry.
  • Trainees will be given learning methods on basic Collar Link operations for a production environment – this will give you the start you need to go into the Collar Link manufacturing process.
  • We cover operating the machinery following health and safety procedures.
  • Learn about the various stitch structures which will enable you to start the process of learning how to Collar Link.
  • Terminology terms are learnt – various lingo being used within the industry.
  • Learn about the various types of body shape types and accessory trimmings used within the industry.
  • We focus on quality which is required within the textile industry.
  • We get you clued up on the various aspects of normal day life within the textile industry.
  • Get used to handling various types of fibres – lambswool – cashmere.
  • Qualities required – good hand eye coordination, ability to be able to concentrate
  • We are addressing the gender imbalance within industry.

 

Hand Sew

Is an artisan skill used widely in the textile industry to give product the finishing touch!

This would include adding buttons or sequins for effect, finishing off the collar, pockets and cuffs to complete the product, may include sewing on the customers label.

All in all a highly skilled operation requiring attention to detail and dexterity.

Learning this skill can set you off in a new direction!

  • Hand sew is a specialist job within the textile industry
  • Trainees will be given learning methods on basic hand sew operations for a production environment – this will give you the start you need to go into the hand sew manufacturing process
  • Learn about the various stitch structures which will enable you to start the process of learning how to hand sew
  • Terminology terms are learnt – various lingo being used within the industry
  • Learn about the various types of trims used within the industry
  • We focus on quality which is required within the textile industry
  • We get you clued up on the various aspects of normal day life within the textile industry
  • Get used to handling various types of fibres – lambs wool – cashmere
  • Qualities required – good hand eye coordination, ability to be able to concentrate 
  • We are addressing gender imbalance within industry

It is not just about hand sewing we also teach the following within the 16 weeks:

  • Learn about the various processes involved within the industry which includes a factory tour
  • Health and safety course ( terms depend on your enrolment conditions)
  • First aid course ( terms depend on your enrolment conditions)
  • C.V. completion ready for employment (terms depend on your enrolment conditions)
  • Confidence building – team working

 

Mending

Is an artisan skill used widely in the textile industry, and sometimes much undervalued.

Highly skilled and often called the “invisible mend” as you’ll be repairing any faults found during the production process. With little more than a needle and thread and a turning hook you’ll create (over time) a perfect repaired product.

A skill and knowledge that can set you up and off in many directions.

 

During the 16 weeks you’ll be taught a number of important skills to set you up for future employment including:

  • Learn about the various processes involved within the industry which includes a factory tour.
  • Health and safety course ( terms depend on your enrolment conditions)
  • First aid course (terms depend on your enrolment conditions)
  • C.V. completion ready for employment ( terms depend on your enrolment conditions)
  • Confidence building – team working
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