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Textile Coloration Science and Technology – Leading to the Textile Coloration Certificate TCC

Course Description

Textile Coloration Science and Technology is a unique course designed to meet the needs of the textile industry by educating the world about the science behind coloration processes.
The course is part time, a total of 3 years in duration,

Part 1, Year 1 – 1 academic year, 2 taught modules, as below, comprising 8 and 12 hours contact time and 32 and 48 hours of independent learning respectively. Leads to the Foundation Textile Coloration Certificate FTCC and access to Part 2.

Part 2, Years 1 and 2 – 2 academic years, 3 modules per year consisting of a total of 40 hours contact time and 80 hours independent learning. leads to the Textile Coloration Certificate TCC and

Provides the perfect pathway towards studying for the Associateship of the Society of Dyers and Colourists (ASDC) our UK honours degree equivalent qualification. Associateship of the Society of Dyers and Colourists (ASDC)

The overall aims of the course are to:
a. Explore the fundamental processes and scientific principles behind textile coloration
b. Develop both scientific understanding and personal learning and thinking skills
c. Develop a range of transferable skills such as decision making, information analysis and written and verbal communication.

Learners from diverse educational and experiential backgrounds can begin this course and leave with the scientific and cognitive abilities for technical development in their respective workplaces.

Access to Learning
The Textile Coloration Science and Technology course offers flexible learning by encompassing fortnightly online lectures, delivered via Zoom, with sessions recorded for learners to access independently for reinforcement and / or revision of live content. It is a requirement, however, that learners access live sessions and interact with the tutor and fellow learners to ask questions and discuss relevant topics.

The prospectus provides further details of the costs, benefits, assessment criteria, grading structure and the application process 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 the course commencing September 2023 below at the bottom of the page.

Application deadline: 30th June 2023

Please note due to the Covid19 pandemic no residential activities will take place. We are looking at residential activities for 2023 academic cycle.

The SDC is committed to supporting the coloration industry especially in these challenging times. We feel that now is the time to plan for the future and want to work with you on your future training needs.

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 Features
  • Intermediate learning in textile coloration principles and processes introducing the chemistry involved in textile coloration leading to
  • Advanced learning in textile coloration principles and processes in years 2 and 3.
  • Online lectures allowing learners to interact with the tutor and fellow learners.
  • Access to recorded lectures
  • Tutorial sessions to develop practical skills and support learning.
  • Peer to peer support during sessions and on line classroom support
  • Individual non voting membership of the SDC
  • The foundation required to move on to our professional ASDC qualification.
 

Part 1 Year 1

F1 Chemistry Related to Textiles

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Module Description

This module provides a platform of knowledge in atomic structure, chemical bonding and scientific methodology as a scaffold on which to build the more specific learning in organic chemistry applied to textile coloration in F2.

Module Content

  • Basic atomic structure and bonding.
  • Chemical reactions – processes and control.
  • Scientific methodology.
  • An introduction to polymer chemistry.

F2 Organic Chemistry Related to Textiles

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Module Description

This module builds on the knowledge gained in F1 in order to promote an understanding of the applied organic chemistry of the textile coloration industry.

Module Content

  • The fundamentals of organic chemistry.
  • The fundamentals of carbonyl chemistry.
  • Fibre and dye structures.
  • The dyeing process at work.
F1 Chemistry Related to Textiles available September 2023 More Info
F2 Organic Chemistry Related to Textiles available September 2023 More Info

Part 2 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 September 2023 More Info
T2 Textile Chemistry available September 2023 More Info
T3 Printing available September 2023 More Info

Part 2 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 September 2023 More Info
T5 Colour Physics available September 2023 More Info
T6 Dyeing Theory available September 2023 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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