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)

‘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.’

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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