We are an established, City & Guilds approved, distance learning centre catering for all levels of experience and ability. Whether you are a complete needle novice or a creative professional, we will have a course for you.

City & Guilds Courses

7716 City & Guilds qualifications are no longer available for new enrolments. However, we are working on a set of replacement City & Guilds accredited courses in an increased subject and skill range. We expect these to become available for limited enrolments in late summer/early autumn 2017.

Getting Started Courses

Our 'Getting Started' range of courses are perfect for those looking to try something new. As with all of our courses, students will have access to our tutors to gain the maximum from their expertise, help and support.

Graduate Stories

SST graduates are shaping the world of textiles, with many of them keen to share their experiences of being a student with us. We hope their accounts will inspire people to undertake a course for themselves.


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We're now taking Expressions of Interest for our NEW City & Guilds Accredited Courses. We'll take a limited enrolment late summer 2017 from those who have expressed their interest.