Application for ASDC by Examination

SDC Professional Coloration Qualifications

Be recognised as a Professional.

You can never afford to stop learning.

The 3 year course, Textile Coloration - Science and Technology, Level 6, leads to the Society's qualification ASDC.

SDC’s professional coloration qualification ASDC can make a real difference to your career and ultimately lead to you being awarded Chartered Colourist (CCol) status.

Our qualification is designed to advance scientific knowledge and covers the fundamental processes of the coloration of textiles.

Please ensure you have read the Prospectus and you are aware of the content and costs associated with the course before submitting your application.

The course is delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment on a part-time basis over 3 years. Please ensure you meet the entry requirements.


Payment will be requested upon approval of your application.


Application for Textile Coloration Science and Technology Level 6

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Rules of the Society of Dyers and Colourists

Associateship of the Society

5 An Associate shall:
(a) be a member of the Society at the time of application
(b) have one of the following:
(i) passes in the prescribed examinations
(ii) an appropriate honours degree or higher degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited University or College, e.g. NARIC recognised university honours degree
(iii) any other qualification deemed by the Society to be of similar level and content awarded as a result of examinations conducted or supervised by a professional society
(c) have had at least four years' experience in an appropriate colour related occupation from which period a reduction of not more than two years may be allowed to a candidate holds a degree with appropriate colour content
(d) have demonstrated his/her professional competence in applying his/her knowledge of colour either
(i) at interview, or
(ii) by the submission of written evidence, such as a dissertation on an approved subject
(e) have submitted his/her application on the official form obtainable from the Society
(f) have paid the prescribed fees
(g) have satisfied the Trustee Board the he/she is worthy of the status
(h) be entitled on Award to use the designation ASDC