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Textile Institute Professional Qualifications

Why Apply?

Many people have accomplished professional achievements and contributions which are not recognised through academic qualifications alone. The attainment of a professional qualification is the clearest way of demonstrating possession of a sound knowledge of the industry and a high standard of professional competence.

Internationally Recognised

TI professional qualifications are acknowledged by many national governments, as well as by employers establishing that the holder has proved their ability to practice.


Licentiateship (LTI) a good level of knowledge and 15 years work experience depending on route apply here

Associateship (CText ATI) a high level of knowledge and specialism in at least one area 2-10 years experience depending on route apply here

Fellowship (CText FTI) a major personal creative contribution apply here

If you are interested in applying or discussing your options then please contact

Next closing date for 2016
20 September 2016: Committee meeting 4 October 2016

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The Textile Institute Business Information Service has developed an Almanac, a daily posting of interesting textile facts. These facts come from history, personalities, as well as our own world class reference book Textile Terms and Definitions. Information Services are available to all members. Please contact us with your own questions and information requirements!!

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The TI is pleased to announce the latest issue of its members magazine, textiles. This edition is offered in both digital and print versions. Institute members can read the digital edition in the "Members Only" section of this website.