WHO WE ARE
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, First Aid at Work, Refresher First Aid, Paediatric First Aid & the half day First Aid Annual Refresher.
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.
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 5 in a range of management disciplines.
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: