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Education Partner Member Benefits

Join UKFT as an Education Partner to access tailored support and be part of a unique network. Universities, colleges and private training providers will benefit from:

Industry Links

Connect with UKFT’s broad and diverse network for support, partnerships and collaboration.

  • Links to industry specialists for speaking, panels, careers events, curriculum review, and more 
  • Access UKFT Education Partner Network Events
  • Introductions to mills and manufacturers across the UK for site visits 
  • Exclusive networking opportunities throughout the year to connect with businesses across the industry

Access industry links

Research, Investment & Policy

Unlock important research, funding and innovation opportunities and shape government debates as part of an influential network.

  • Strengthen and support projects and bids 
  • Contribute to your panels & steering groups
  • Connect you to other partnerships or projects and to apply your research to industry
  • Shape government debates, influence key issues and identify opportunities

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Raise your profile, promote what you do and connect with industry and people wishing to join, and progress within the sector.

  • Highlight your programmes, expertise, facilities and research to the wider UKFT network
  • Promote your offer to a community of parents, advisors and new entrants with a profile on UKFT Futures
  • Comms & marketing support, including use of UKFT member logo, inclusion in case studies and campaigns
  • Member rates for UKFT Approval of courses

Promote what you do

Programme development and delivery support

Inform and enhance your programme development and delivery with access to experts and support. 

  • Knowledge and advice from the UKFT skills and training team
  • Access to advice and information about industry needs 
  • Support for programme design, delivery and review
  • Links to industry practitioners
  • Consultancy services at a reduced member rate for in-depth requirements

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Guides, Resources and Information

Stay ahead of new developments, support delivery and staff CPD with professional guides, toolkits and resources covering a wide range of topics.

  • Access to UKFTs annual programme of webinars, seminars and roundtables 
  • Access to guides, resources and a back-catalog of webinars from UKFT and UKFT Rise 
  • Strengthen bids and research with up-to-date information and data

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Student Support

Give your students the competitive edge as they start their journey into industry with additional support covering entrepreneurship, careers, industry insights and placements.

  • Access to UKFT Rise resources and back catalogue of webinars
  • Access to bursaries
  • Careers advice and guidance
  • UKFT seminars available on request for student facing delivery
  • Enhance modules with links to industry specialists

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As well as access to UKFT core membership benefits.


UKFT Core Membership

Meet the UKFT Education Partners

Every UKFT Education Partners has a profile on UKFT Futures, a platform to promote careers in the UK Fashion and Textile Industry. Find out more about current members.

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