WHO WE ARE
The Textile Centre of Excellence is a private, not for profit business
The Board of Directors is made up of 10 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.
WHAT WE DO
The Centre offers quality assured, flexible training at all levels from pre-entry traineeships to foundation degree equivalent programmes. The Centre is a recognised BS EN ISO 9001: 2008 organisation, holds the ‘Matrix’ standard for Information, Advance and Guidance (IAG) and has secured the Creative Skillset Industry Tick for industry relevant training and skills provision.
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 textile manufacturing workshop for commission warping and weaving operations;
- two research and product-testing laboratories, including product authentication technology;
- a fully equipped clothing studio for bespoke suit manufacture;
- information technology training facilities;
- award winning multi-media meeting and conferencing facilities;
- access to innovative, leading edge technologies for the textile sector
WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU
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.
Accredited by Qualsafe, we deliver Emergency First Aid, Full First Aid at Work, Refresher First Aid & Paediatric First Aid.
Fork Lift Truck
On site RTITB accredited fork lift training on Counterbalance, Reach & Pivot Steer trucks.
Health & Safety / Consultancy
We deliver Fire Safety, Health & Safety in the Workplace, IOSH Managing Safely & NEBOSH courses. 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
Accredited ILM programmes from levels 2 to 4 in a range of management disciplines.
Pre-Entry Skills (Traineeships)
Pre-industry skills assessments – helping young individuals become ‘work ready’.
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: