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Associateship of the SDC (ASDC)
The Associateship of the Society of Dyers and Colourists (ASDC) is the only professional qualification for colourists worldwide. Benchmarked by NARIC as equivalent to a UK Bachelor Honours Degree this course, over 3 years, will reveal the fundamental processes of the coloration of textiles. Ultimately gaining this qualification allows the student to apply to be a Chartered Colourist (CCol).
The Prospectus provides further details of the costs and benefits available to students and employers wishing to take part in this course.
For employers: a method to educate and create the future experts of the coloration industry to ensure that your business and the industry is in safe hands.
For students: a virtual learning platform providing the opportunity to develop specific knowledge and skills. You will have access to the network of members around the world and can build your own peer groups that will be vital in your future careers.
Bursaries for self funding students
For self funding students bursaries up to £500 per course are available. If you are self funding please follow this link to the ASDC Bursary Application Form
- Degree level syllabus leading to a professional qualification from the Society of Dyers and Colourists
- Applied organic and physical chemistry of textile coloration principles and processes
- A diverse range of course modules to reflect your needs as a student and to provide a broad scope of knowledge that is relevant for a career in coloration technology
- A unique set of resources delivered through the website maximising your learning outcomes
Why study this course?
Recognised worldwide for over 50 years this course provides a unique opportunity to attain a professional qualification from the only Professional Body in coloration. Studying for an associateship is an opportunity to develop your professional career in the coloration of textiles.
What people say
The course is one option in the educational arena that can help students to learn, do better and progress their careers in coloration.
The ASDC has played a major part in allowing me to progress and develop my career in textiles and textile coloration by providing the fundamental knowledge needed.