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The Textile Centre of Excellence is a private, not for profit business The Board of Directors is made up of local business leaders from textile manufacturers that, both locally and globally, supply the world’s premier fashion houses and technical fabric markets. The business has changed significantly since its inception in 1976 and is proud to represent the sector as the Textile Centre of Excellence, a £2 million development located in the heart of the UK textile sector, Huddersfield. The organisation is heavily involved in R&D projects with ESF and ERDF funding. It is the recognised national Group Training Association (GTA) and provides a wide range of training and development for employees within the textile, fashion and apparel sector.


The Centre offers quality assured, flexible training at all levels from pre-entry traineeships to foundation degree equivalent programmes.

The Centre operates as a Group Training Association and works closely with its member firms to ensure the voice of the industry steers skills development. The Textile Centre of Excellence also works with a range of public and private sector organisations to help develop activity to stimulate innovation and to enhance skills in areas of relevance to the region’s manufacturing industry.


The Centre boasts unrivalled production facilities including:

  • a fully equipped clothing studio.
  • information technology training facilities;
  • award winning multi-media meeting and conferencing facilities;
  • access to innovative, leading edge technologies for the textile sector



In-company, employed apprenticeship provision to train and assess competence.

Conferencing & Room Hire

State-of-the-art conferencing arena with 5 star catering, availability at competitive prices.

First Aid

Accredited by Qualsafe, we deliver:

Emergency First Aid

First Aid at Work

Refresher First Aid

Paediatric First Aid

The half day First Aid Annual Refresher.

Forklift Truck

On site RTITB accredited fork lift training on Counterbalance, Reach, Pivot Steer (Bendi/Flexi) & Electric Pallet stacker/trucks.



Health & Safety / Consultancy

We deliver:

Fire Safety

Health & Safety in the Workplace

IOSH Managing Safely

NEBOSH courses. We are a learner partner Gold member

Our in house Health & Safety Consultant can do site safety inspections, health & safety audits and surveys for monitoring, measuring & analysing of dust, vapour, noise, fumes, light, humidity, temperature & mist.

Leadership & Management

We deliver:

Accredited ILM programmes from levels 2 & 3 in a range of management disciplines.

Train the trainer

Recruitment & Advertising

Supporting members with job adverts, marketing vacancies and workforce development.

Textiles & Apparel Training

Development of bespoke programmes for industry (such as weaving, stitching etc.)

The Textile Centre of Excellence is proud to be associated with the following organisations:

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01484 346500