Welcome to the Textile Centre of Excellence

The Textile Centre of Excellence is a major conferencing, research and training facility, based 2 miles from the centre of Huddersfield, 15 minutes from junction 25 of the M62. With ample free parking, full disability access and experienced, professional staff, we offer a high standard of service to businesses and individuals alike.

Conferencing facilities are available to suit client needs, accommodating up to 300 people, with full disabled access and facilities, and a wide range of catering options offering flexibility and variety. The conferencing team was awarded the maximum score of 5 Stars by Kirklees Council and the Food Standards Agency as well as the Kirklees Healthy Choice award, indicating an excellent level of compliance in food hygiene and management.

Training opportunities are offered to business and individuals alike, from any business sector. Our client base includes a wide range of manufacturing and IT companies and public service organisations. Whatever your business or individual needs, our expert team of trainers can help you find the right course, delivered on a flexible basis and to a high standard, helping you to get the most out of your training. We also have comprehensive access to training and research grants.

Our portfolio often includes training which can be delivered at a subsidised cost. We regularly secure funding for businesses and individuals. Even if your search for training is purely speculative, register your interest now to ensure you can take full advantage of financial support at the appropriate time.

As a not-for-profit organisation, our focus is on you, the client. It isn’t a question of ‘Can we help’, rather ‘When do we start?’ If you are looking for quality training with high success rates, call us today to find out what we can do for you.

Our aim is to provide an excellent service to all of our customers. As part of our ongoing commitment to you, we need to know how we are, or how we are not, meeting your needs. In order to monitor this, we use our customer feedback form.  Please follow the appropriate link below for details of how to contact us should you wish raise a query or leave feedback on any of our services.

Customer Feedback Form

Information on Fees and Charging

Supply-Chain Service Fee Policy - 2015/16

Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) - Our Aims and Objectives

Sustainability Policy

Subcontractor Register

November 2015 Newsletter

November 2015 Newsletter (European Supplement)


News & Events

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Read about how your business could take advantage and how we could help.


Take a look at our current apprenticeship and experienced job vacancies.


textile & fashion Apprenticeships 2007/2008




Creative Skill Set