SATRA Accredited Footwear Technologist (SAFT)
Successful modern manufacturing processes rely on accurate practical information and the ability of staff to understand and apply such information.
In a global and competitive marketplace, knowledge and skills are increasingly important. SATRA has designed this training course for all technologists involved in any aspect of footwear production.
The SAFT (SATRA Accredited Footwear Technologist) award is an internationally recognised qualification, and is clear evidence that you are a footwear technologist with a proven range of knowledge.
You will receive the most comprehensive and up-to-date information in six key areas of footwear manufacture.
- 1 - Lasts, fitting and comfort
- 2.1 - Materials
- 2.2 - Constructions
- 3 - Laboratory testing procedures
- 4.1 - Pattern cutting, grading and costing
- 4.2 - Lean Manufacturing
- 5.1 - Risk Assessment
- 5.2 - Quality assurance and supplier audit
- 6 - Industrial footwear
Each module is led by a SATRA specialist and covered in detail during two days intensive training including comprehensive documentation – the twelve days can be held either at SATRA or, if numbers are sufficient, at your company.
Once the course is complete, SATRA will notify you of the next opportunity to take optional written examinations. You must obtain a pass in five of the six modules to receive a SAFT accreditation.
These must include: Module 1 - Lasts, fitting and comfort, Module 2 - Materials and Module 5 - Quality assurance and supplier audit.
You do not need to take all five examinations at one go, but you must obtain passes in all the papers within two years to obtain accreditation.
The course is run on a regular basis at SATRA in the UK in March and September, and in the US in October.