Textiles Technicians Course

Textiles Technician Course: Basic Servicing & Maintenance of Sewing Machines

£325.00 + VAT

Nottingham 17 Nov & York 20 Nov

A guide to basic Servicing & Maintenance of Sewing Machines led by Coles Sewing Centre and Paul Boyd.

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Textiles Technician Course: A Guide to Basic Servicing & Maintenance of Sewing Machines

17 Nov – NOTTINGHAM Coles Sewing Centre, 90 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 1EH
20 Nov 2017 – YORK  National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD

(click on the link below to visit the course providers website)

This course is led by Coles Sewing Centre along with Paul Boyd.

Aimed at technicians who would like to be able to reduce department costs by being able to carry out basic servicing and maintenance of sewing machines. It might also be suitable for teachers who have no technician and who would like to be able to have a better understanding of how to maintain their machines in order to maximize their performance and quality output.
Participants will learn about common health and safety issues when using a sewing machine along with gaining a better understanding of how the correct use of tension, threads and needles can improve performance.
The day will include each participant stripping down a sewing machine, cleaning it and rebuilding it. Advice will also be given on how to keep machines running by cannibalising broken machines along with when to consider replacing a machine.

NOTE This course is run by The National STEM Learning Centre in York and is not a TSA course. This link takes you to the course details on the STEM Centre website where bookings can be made: COURSE INFO & BOOKING

Enthuse Bursary
State funded schools & academies can apply for an Enthuse Bursary which pays the course fee (as well as any accommodation required).
Find out more: Enthuse Award.

Teachers or technicians working in state-funded schools in the UK are eligible for these bursaries which can be used to contribute to covering the cost of course fees, supply cover, travel, accommodation, or equipment for your school.

 Paul Boyd Profile photoPaul Boyd 

Paul worked for 20 years within the design and retail industries before going into teaching and has extensive experience as a designer, watch maker, retail manager, buyer, and quality control manager.


For the last 18 years he has worked within D&T education as a Head of Faculty and senior leader, as well as working as a senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. He currently works as an education consultant supporting and training teachers which includes delivering independent courses with his wife, Julie Boyd, as well as planning and delivering courses for organisations such as The National STEM Learning Centre and the D&T Association. He has also worked on projects for the DfE, including leading the 3D Printing into Schools project and is an electronics subject expert for Ofqual. Paul has experience in both schools and industry working across a broad range of material areas, including textiles, engineering, product design, graphics and electronics. One of Paul’s biggest passions is STEM, including new and emerging technologies, electronics and programming and levers and mechanisms, and in particular he is keen to support textiles teachers to help them develop these areas and embed them into the textiles curriculum in a meaningful way.

Find out more about Paul at www.designhotline.co.uk

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