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Join our Certificate & Diploma Course

Have you often thought about taking the RSN Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery, but were not sure if it was for you? 

Then come along to one of our C&D Open Days and find out  more.

The next Open Days will take place in the afternoon at 2pm at Hampton Court Palace on:

  • Monday 30 October 2017
  • Thursday 30 November 2017
  • Saturday 3 February 2018


The Certificate & Diploma is a flexible course.  Students can start throughout the year and choose days that suit their work and family commitments.   Meet two of our C&D Students.

Book a place onto one of our Open Days and who knows, you could be starting a brand new embroidery journey for the new year!   Places are limited so to avoid disappointment, please contact us advance.

Contact the Education Department on:

Email: or call: +44(0)20 3166 6928

More information on the Certificate & Diploma Course.

  • Learn

    We offer a thriving education programme for every level including a range of courses for beginners through to advanced. Students can choose to study Day Classes, a Certificate & Diploma, Future Tutors and Degree, as well as attend exhibitions, study and tour days.

  • Embroidery Studio

    We restore embroidered family heirlooms, home furnishings and items from places of worship.  We create bespoke embroidery for special occasions for individuals, organisations and corporate companies.

  • Shop

    We sell embroidery kits, specialist books, needlework equipment, gifts & exclusive RSN products.  We ship worldwide and welcome customers to our shop based at Hampton Court Palace.
    Open : Weekdays - 1pm to 4.15pm Weekends and Bank Holidays 12 Noon to 4.45pm

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