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
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.