Become the future of the fashion and textiles industry

Begin your journey or advance your career with UKFT Academy

Developed by industry leaders

Discover & develop

The wonderful world of fashion and textiles shifts and evolves every second,  with technically talented teams of individuals  involved in the creation of just one garment, contending with ever-changing styles, trends and techniques.


At UKFT, we are always looking to the future. We’re committed to nurturing emerging talent by providing engaging, accessible education to anyone with an interest in any part of the fashion and textiles industry. UKFT Academy embraces training at all levels, and offers interesting, up-to-date online courses both for new entrants and industry professionals.


From learning how to sew a seam to discovering technical textiles, our courses will develop your skills and understanding to support you in your career.


Read below to find out more about how UKFT Academy works, and how to get started.

Course units


Course 1: The role of a production Machinist

Count on us

When it comes to your development, it’s important to work with people you can trust to support your learning and boost your abilities. Here’s why you can count on us.

Courses developed by industry leaders

As the UK’s largest fashion and textiles network, we’ve worked with hundreds of established brands and businesses to promote and support them and the industry. UKFT Academy is host to tailor-made, specialised courses, designed in collaboration with fashion and textile industry leaders.

Providing key skills & industry knowledge

Every course we provide is guaranteed to be up-to-date, relevant and informative. We focus on practical skills used across the supply chain, providing you with extensive information and supporting the development of technical expertise. The courses use videos and activities to engage learners and encourage, interaction and workplace application throughout.

Flexible learning

Fit your learning around your current routine by completing what you have time for and saving your progress for your next session, with no need to travel to and from a classroom. We encourage learners to complete short, regular study sessions, apply learning to the workplace and mould each course to their job role and personal study habits.

How it works

Once you’ve decided which course is right for you, there are only a few more steps to take before you begin your journey with us.
Create an account
Choose your payment plan and create your personal UKFT Academy account. This is where you can complete modules and review your progress.
Complete our courses
Work your way through our informative modules, completing interactive tasks and gaining valuable skills and knowledge.
Earn your digital certification
Track your progress throughout the course by earning badges which showcase the topics you’ve studied and skills you’ve gained.

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