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2018 SAFT UK course enrolling students

The next SATRA Accredited Footwear Technologist course in the UK will be held on 12th to 27th November.

For modern footwear manufacturing to be successful, members of staff must have the ability to understand accurate and practical information and then apply it to the processes being used. To address this issue, SATRA has designed the SATRA Accredited Footwear Technologist (SAFT) training course for all technologists who work in any aspect of footwear production. The next SAFT course at SATRA’s UK headquarters will be held in November 2018.

SAFT students receive the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available in six key areas of footwear manufacture. Each module is led by a SATRA specialist and covered in detail during two days of intensive training and includes comprehensive documentation.

On completion of the course, students can take optional written examinations, and passes must be achieved in five of the six modules (including the core modules) for students to receive SAFT accreditation. While the selected examinations need not all be taken at the same time, they must be passed within two years to obtain accreditation. The holder of the internationally recognised SAFT qualification gives clear evidence of having a proven range of footwear knowledge.

The six SAFT modules are:
1: Lasts, fitting and comfort (core module)
2.1: Materials (core module)
2.2: Constructions (core module)
3: Testing
4.1: Product design
4.2: Lean manufacturing
5: Risk assessment and quality assurance (core module)
6: Industrial footwear

The course is run on a regular basis at SATRA in the UK in March and November, and in the USA during October. If numbers are sufficient, it can be held at a company’s premises.

How can we help?

Please visit for further information on the SATRA Accredited Footwear Technologist course and qualification, and to reserve your place(s).

Publishing Data

This article was originally published on page 47 of the September 2018 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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