» Textiles

For many years Shama has successfully delivered a range of textile training courses providing industrial skills in lock stitching and over locking to thousands of women helping them gain qualifications, employment and set up their own business.

The Centre delivers Textiles training to help women into work.

This includes:

1. Sewing Machine Maintenance Skills

Trainees learn how to use an industrial sewing machine confidently, are able to carry out maintenance and prepare the machines for use.

2. Sewing Machine Techniques

Trainees learn how to operate an over-lock and lock stitch machine to produce a range of quality samples to employer specification.

3. Employment Skills

This includes health and safety, team work and behaviour in the work place.


There are no exams for this course. Assessment is carried out using a variety techniques such as; observation, question and answer, written work and group activities.

For further information please contact Shama Reception on 0116 2514747.