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1 day: Basic Servicing & Maintenance of Sewing Machines

Julie Boyd
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This is a 1 day course delivered by Neil from Coles Sewing Centre in Nottingham, along with Paul Boyd, on behalf of The National STEM Learning Centre. The course is held Coles Sewing Centre in Nottingham. Note that this course is one of our most popular ones and gets booked up quickly.

Delegates in state schools and academies can apply for an Enthuse bursary which pays the course fees. To apply for the funding all delegates have to do is fill in a form saying why they want to attend the course. If you are a state funded school you will automatically get the funding (as long as you filled the form in, attend the whole day and fill in the evaluation form after the course) so you won't accidentally end up being charged (details are in the attached link).

Summary :
This day is aimed at technicians who would like to be able to reduce department costs by being able to carry out basic servicing and maintenance of sewing machines. It might also be suitable for teachers who have no technician and who would like to be able to have a better understanding of how to maintain their machines in order to maximize their performance and quality output.

Participants will learn about common health and safety issues when using a sewing machine along with gaining a better understanding of how the correct use of tension, threads and needles can improve performance.

The day will include each participant stripping down a sewing machine, cleaning it and rebuilding it. Advice will also be given on how to keep machines running by cannibalizing broken machines along with when to consider replacing a machine. The course is relevant to any brand of sewing machine commonly used in schools.

Participants will be asked to bring along a sewing machine from their department to work on which will make the course very personalized for each school. This will also make it easier for delegates to apply what they have learnt when they go back into school. A machine can be made available if bringing a machine is a problem.

Note this course is a basic introduction and departments will still need a full service programme for their machines but regular maintenance has the potential to reduce these costs significantly along with reducing the frequency this will be required.

Find out more about this course at http://goo.gl/SQophB
Hear Neil talk about the course content http://bit.ly/23KogGh
Get a tip from Neil on maintaining your machine http://bit.ly/1ZiyoTJ

The course will also include useful resources for participants to take away with them.

Outcomes: You will be able to:

Understand how to carry out a basic service of a sewing machine, along with carrying out basic repairs
Review the use of sewing machines in the department and Identify common issues and problems
Create a servicing and repair programme to enable machines to be maintained in order to maximize funding

To book this course visit https://www.stem.org.uk/node/89365. For information on how to attend the course for free look for the links on the link to the Enthuse bursary. (Non state funded schools can also apply to attend the course and costs for this can be found at the above link).

There are other bursary funded courses that we are running at the STEM Learning Centre. Visit https://goo.gl/hcaSxK to see the full list.

Note that this is NOT one of our own independent courses. Queries about the content can be emailed to julie@julieboyd.co.uk but all other queries must be directed to the g.taylor@slcs.ac.uk. Note that as this is not one of my independent courses the course organiser sets the number of delegate places available so courses are likely to have larger group sizes than most of my independent courses. The links take you to the course details on the training providers website where bookings can also be made.