Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Design


I have benefited  immensely from the course, feel much better equipped now to do my job with more confidence.

Textile Training Courses for Industry

The University of Leeds’ Textile Training Group provides training tailored to the needs of the textiles, fashion, clothing and technical textiles industries. And Leeds has a strong heritage of supporting and training industry going back to 1874; the University (or the Yorkshire Science College as it was known then) was created to support industry in the face of rapid changes in technology in the global market.

Although the technologies and teaching methods have moved on since 1874 we still have a passion for delivering high quality and informative training courses.

We offer a wide range of courses covering textile technology, buying, sourcing, retailing, merchandising, manufacturing and administration, taught through a mixture of 1 day through to 5 day options.

The courses are structured around lectures, open discussions and demonstrations delivered to small groups for a valuable, interactive learning experience. The trainers come from a range of backgrounds including business, industrial and academic.

The courses are normally run at our base in the School of Design where we have access to a wide range of cutting edge technologies for the textiles, fashion and clothing industries.

For more information about the courses we offer please download our 2018-19 Textile Training Programme brochure.

Flexibility and In-Company Training

In addition to our standard list of training programmes we also offer in-house training programmes designed specifically for each client that can be held either at Leeds or at your own venue.

This offers the benefits of:

Please contact Dinah Wharton to discuss the opportunities available for bespoke and/or in-house training.

What our course attendees say:

“The course is brilliant and the knowledge of the presenters is also. Thank you for a brilliant informative course.”
Quality Engineer

“I have benefited immensely from the course, feel much better equipped now to do my job with more confidence.”
Garment Technologist

“Thanks very much for a very informative course, will use the knowledge gained to advise suppliers.”
Garment Technologist

“Worked with fabrics for 30 years and never learned these basics – very interesting and informative.”
Head of Design

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