Textile Coloration Certificate

The Textile Coloration Certificate has been specifically developed, in conjunction with the dyeing industry to meet the needs of the industry.
TCC residential at Leeds University, 2013

Residential held at Leeds University in2013

Paul Hamilton CCol ASDC, Technical Director Bulmer and Lumb Group Ltd commented:

“This course is a direct response to the needs of the UK dyeing industry which is growing in confidence and I’m glad the SDC has been able to deliver a course that provides the necessary training for the industry. I would recommend any dyehouse which needs to educate the next generation of dyers to invest in their personnel through this course.”

The course is being overseen by the Society’s Education, Qualification and Accreditation Board (EQAB). Dr Matthew Clark has developed the structure, syllabus and content of the course as well as delivering it. The course runs over 2-3 years, and is split into two stages. Stage 1 is primarily concerned with giving candidates a grounding in organic chemistry related to textile substrates and dyes. Stage 2 takes the candidate further, highlighting the chemistry and application of dyes and the interactions with textile substrates. There are additional modules that address Textile Chemistry, Colour Physics, Dyeing Theory and Printing. Ultimately, it will enable candidates to be educated to Associate (ASDC) level in years 4 and 5. The course places an emphasis on the candidates ‘learning to learn’ as much as the learning itself. The content will be challenging, and will encourage self motivation, learning and planning – all skills necessary for a working life. The course is delivered via on line training and residentials.

Dr Clark started his career as a Laboratory Technician for a knitting and dyeing company (Cox Moore & Co Ltd), progressing to Technical Manager and also gaining his ASDC (Associateship) of SDC. He moved on to work for the International Wool Secretariat as a Senior Research Technologist, before joining the Department of Colour Chemistry at the University of Leeds in 1998 as a Research Assistant. He gained a PhD and took up a lectureship in 2001, lecturing and conducting research into various areas of colour chemistry.

Details of content can be found in the prospectus and applications must be on the approved application form.

The programme is designed for people working in dyehouses, chemical and dye manufacturers and anyone involved in the textile industry who believes a greater chemical knowledge of the industry will be of benefit to them.

For further information contact:

Matthew Clark: matthewc@sdc.org.uk

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