Nurturing Creativity with City and Guilds
Accredited Textiles Craft Courses

Welcome to the School of Stitched Textiles. We're the UK’s largest distance learning centre offering a range of City and Guilds approved textiles based craft courses. Whether you are a complete needle novice or a creative professional, we'll have a course that's right for you . Discover how you could benefit from completing an accredited course, doing something you truly love.

Our Courses

Divided into progressive skill stages and covering seven different craft areas, you can be sure to find a course that is just right for you. Our Skill Stage 1 courses are mini, online beginners courses that can be enrolled upon at any time. Skill Stages 2 - 3 are intermediate courses and Skill Stage 4 and our Masters are advanced courses which require previous knowledge.

How Do I Enrol?

For Skill Stages 2, 3 and 4 you will need to complete our Express An Interest form, via the link below.  We take on enrolments several times during the year and will notify everybody who has expressed an interest when the next enrolment date will become available. Skill Stage 1 and Master Practitioner courses can be enrolled upon at any time during the year.

Course Guides

Our Course Guide will explain in detail how our courses work, while our Quiz & Excerpts publication will help you decide which is the right skill stage for you, as well as letting you view excerpts from our course materials.


If you are interested in enrolling onto one of our Skill Stage 2, 3 or 4 courses, please fill in this short form and we'll send you details of the next available enrolment dates, along with exclusive course news and updates.


We're now taking Expressions of Interest for our next enrolment date on 21st April at 10.00AM. Enrolment is only open to those who have previously Expressed An Interest so if you want to enrol for one of our Skill Stage 2-4 courses, this is the first step.