The RSN’s Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery (C&D) is taught at our base at Hampton Court Palace in south west London, as well as at our UK satellite centres in BristolRugbyDurham and Glasgow and internationally in Japan and the USA.

To enroll as a new C&D student either Register, book onto one of our Open Days, or contact the Education Team to discuss your options:

E: education@royal-needlework.org.uk  T: 020 3166 6928

Are you an existing C&D student?

Log in to start booking courses or view all upcoming dates for both Certificate & Diploma here.

The Certificate & Diploma is taught by our team of expert Tutors, each with a minimum of three years professional training at the RSN. The programme enables you to develop solid skills and become part of a long tradition of maintaining the highest standards in hand embroidery. Students use their skills to go on work on private and public commissions, including community textile projects, work for churches, cathedrals and religious buildings, as designer-makers, and in fashion.

The Certificate concentrates on core techniques and the Diploma develops these skills, taking them to the next level. The programme offers a flexible structure throughout the academic year so is perfect for anyone with family or work commitments. You can choose the study days that suit you from our online calendar. There are also Intensive Courses during the summer at Hampton Court Palace.

Explore the RSN Certificate & Diploma via the links below:

I enrolled on the course because I was planning my early retirement. The course is rich, creative and inspirational and it’s just amazing what you can achieve.
Ann Howden