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Textile Coloration Certificate

Course Description

The Textile Coloration Certificate (TCC) reveals the fundamental processes and scientific principles behind the coloration of textiles. Learners from diverse educational and experiential levels can begin this course and leave with the knowledge and understanding to develop their dyeing skills.

This 2 year course provides the perfect stepping stone to our UK honours degree level Associateship of the Society of Dyers and Colourists (ASDC)

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. Students will have access to the network of members around the world and will be able to build peer groups networks that could be invaluable for the future.

Apply for course commencing October 2020 below at the bottom of the page.

Application deadline: 31st August 2020

Future Textile Dyers Fund – Funding available for UK companies of up to 60%. Fund applied automatically on receipt of an application from a UK company.

 

Course Covers:
  • Advanced learning in textile coloration principles and processes.
  • Online lectures allowing learners to interact with the tutor and fellow learners.
  • Day residential sessions to develop practical skills and support learning.
  • The foundation required to move on to our professional ASDC qualification.
 

Year 1

T1 Coloration Processes

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Course Description 

T1 explores the underlying theories of colorant and auxiliary chemistry in order to link structure with function in dyes, providing the underpinning knowledge for application of dyes to fibres.

Course Contents

The chemistry and characterisation of dye molecules
Dyeing methods including profiles, exhaustion curves and after treatments
The basic physical and chemical properties of cotton and polyester
Focus on dyeing cotton and cotton / polyester blends

 

 

T2 Textile Chemistry

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Course Description 

T2 covers detailed fibre chemistry, properties and production. It alos provides the underpinning knowledge to

Course Content

Naming and classification of fibres
Requirements of fibre-forming polymers.
The structural chemistry, function and production of natural, man-made and regenerated fibres.
Fibre spinning technology in relation to fibre chemistry and properties required in a final product.

T3 Printing

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Course Description 

T3 covers detailed fibre chemistry, properties and production. It alos provides the underpinning knowledge to

Course Content

Introduction to textile printing
Print paste formulation for dyes and pigments
Thickener and binder Technology
Pigments ‘v’ dyes
Printing stages and styles
Printing methods including digital printing in comparison with screen printing.

T1 Coloration Processes available October 2020 More Info
T2 Textile Chemistry available January 2021 More Info
T3 Printing available April 2021 More Info

Year 2

T4 Advanced Coloration Processes

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Course Description 

T4 explores detailed protein, acrylic and polyamide chemistry, building on T1 and T2 from Year 1. It also provides comprehensive information about dye chemistry and dye fibre interactions in order to allow informed choices to be made when dyeing wool or wool blends.

Course Content

The biochemistry of protein synthesis
The relationship between protein biochemistry and the molecular stuctures of wool and silk.
The structure and function of acid, mordant, pre-metallised acid and reactive dyes and dye fibre interaction
Synthesis of polyamides and their functional chemistry
Coloration of polyamides, acrylics and common wool blends

T5 Colour Physics

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Course Description 

T5 covers the physics of light energy and colour perception in relation to the dyeing process. It provides a background to metamerism and colour constancy which is the underpinning knowledge for colour matching for texiles.

Course Content

Light Sources, illuminants and viewing geometry
Colour vision including the neurological aspects of sight and colour perception
Metamerism, colour constancy and colour matching
Colour difference and shade sorting.
Dye recipe prediction

T6 Dyeing Theory

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Course Description 

T6 looks at the dyeing process from a molecular angle, exploring the energy and interations between the dye and the liquor, and the dye and the fibre. This knowledge builds on various concepts studies in Modules T1-5 and gives an insight into the interplay of organic and inorganic chemistry in the dyeing process.

Course Content

Diffusion processes, kinetics and control
Adsorption of dyes onto fibres and the factors affecting this process
The factors affecting dye aggregation and the relationships between dye class, aggregation and wet fastness

T4 Advanced Coloration Processes available October 2021 More Info
T5 Colour Physics available January 2022 More Info
T6 Dyeing Theory available April 2022 More Info
Why study this course?

Advanced level learning in the principles and processes of textile coloration and is the ideal foundation to move on to our professional ASDC qualification.


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