SDC Professional Coloration Qualifications – be recognised as a professional.

Wherever you are in your career you can never afford to stop learning. SDC’s unique set of professional coloration qualifications can make a real difference to your career.

Our internationally recognised qualifications are designed to advance scientific knowledge and vocational skills.

Who are our qualifications for?

Everyone who works with textiles and is involved, either directly or indirectly, with their coloration.


  • Licentiateship (LSDC)
  • Associateship (ASDC)
  • Fellowship (FSDC)
  • Chartered Colourist (CCol)


    Apply now for course starting in October 2017

‘Achieving this qualification (CCol ASDC) and recognition has had a great impact on me… It’s a unique qualification above the mandatory ones now required in a competitive market.’

‘ASDC proves to be a hallmark when employers are recruiting, there is no other professional qualification that illustrates the colourist’s profile.’

The Turner-Scholefield Award

This award was instituted under the will of the late H A Turner (a former vice-president of the Society) in memory of Frederick Scholefield (a past president).  The award of £500.00 is given to a member of the Society with no more than ten years of relevant experience since first obtaining a Society qualification (LSDC or ASDC) deemed by the Society to have made notable and meritorious contributions to the science and technology of colouring matters and their application.  Click HERE to apply

We’re here to help

If you would like further information or would like to discuss which qualification is right for you please email: edu@sdc.org.uk or telephone +44 (0) 1274 761773.

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