Recent research has shown that a significant proportion of the textile and dyeing industry workforce have stayed on beyond their planned retirement age because of a lack of suitably qualified younger replacements. With a skills gap amongst many young people entering the industry, the Foundation Textile Coloration Certificate (FTCC) and Textile Coloration Certificate (TCC) were developed to meet the needs of industry and to help fill this gap. SDC’s innovative colour education pathway has courses suitable for those from both technical and design backgrounds.
Colour surrounds us and yet it is complex. How much do we really understand about where colour comes from and how we see it? The language we use to describe colour is fairly basic and that is a problem if you work in an industry where you need to communicate colour effectively.
Ideal for both individuals and companies, Introduction to Colour will provide you with the basic concepts of colour. If you deal with colour as part of your job then this new short course will build your skills and confidence and enhance your communication and decision-making skills.
As an educational charity the SDC offers courses and qualifications in the coloration of textiles. We’re also a global membership organisation and a centre for networking and community engagement. We work with people from technical and design backgrounds, addressing the skill gaps and training needs of young people and those already working in the textile industry. In this blog we take a look at some of the courses available.