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Diploma in Leather Technology

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 26/02/2020

This one-year course is the natural progression from our Leathersellers’ Certificate. The knowledge and experience you will gain from this course will allow you to find work in the leather industry at various stages of the leather supply chain or progress further to the top-up year to complete a bachelor’s degree. You will study the practical elements of leather science, underpinned by essential theory.

Download our course brochures

Course

Highlights

  • Unique to the University of Northampton.
  • Brand new on-site working tannery and laboratories.
  • Subject-specific bursaries and scholarships available.

Additional

Information

Facilities and Special Featurea

We are the only UK university to integrate leather technology with fashion, marketing, business and environmental concerns. We are proud to house a brand new on-site working tannery for practical leather-making as well as laboratories to enable leather testing.

Course Details

The course is mostly practical and you will spend much of your time working in the tannery or laboratories. The practical work helps you to learn all the skills you need by developing an in-depth understanding of the manufacturing process as well as the properties of leather. Half of the course is made up of compulsory modules, allowing you to specialise your studies in the other half.

Our next intake is September 2020.

Careers

Outstanding Career Opportunities

When you graduate from this course, you may progress to the Leather Technology BSc (Hons) Top-Up) to complete your bachelor’s degree.

You will also find yourself in high demand from employers. Roles include technical management, chemical sales and technical support within research and development, as well as advisory positions in leather purchasing for companies using leather, including clothing, upholstery and automotive industries.

We routinely have 100% of graduates progressing into work or further study with more requests from employers than we have graduates to fill their vacancies.

 

Open Days

Discover More

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have CertHE in Leather Technology (Leathersellers’ Certificate) or an equivalent qualification. Applicants wishing to enter with level 3 qualifications (e.g. A-Levels, BTEC National, etc.) should apply for Leathersellers’ Certificate.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Leather Technology and Materials Evaluation - Raw to Tanned (30 Credits)
    Module code: LEA1013
    Core Module Y
  • Leather Technology and Materials Evaluation - Tanned to Crust (30 Credits)
    Module code: LEA1014
    Core Module Y
  • Raw Material and End Use (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEA1004
    Core Module Y
  • Surface Coatings 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEA1011
    Core Module Y
  • Leather Science 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEA1009
    Core Module N
  • Foundations of Marketing (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKT1001
    Core Module N
  • Introduction to Marketing Communications (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKT1002
    Core Module N
  • Introduction to Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: BUS1004
    Core Module N
  • Enterprise and Opportunity (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKT1003
    Core Module N

Module information is quoted for 19/20 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

We are the only UK university to integrate leather technology with fashion, marketing, business and environmental concerns. We are proud to house an on-site working tannery for practical leather making as well as laboratories for leather testing.

  • this course is unique to the University of Northampton and not offered anywhere else in the UK or Europe
  • our  brand new facilities include an on-site tannery for teaching practical leather making and laboratories for testing
  • industry-led practical workshops and seminars in technology and supply chain knowledge delivered by international experts
  • continual networking with potential employers within the industry
  • opportunity to attend an international leather fair in Hong Kong*
  • additional bursaries and scholarships available for leather students

Progression Courses

Further your Study

On successful completion of this course you can progress to Leather Technology BSc (Hons) Top-Up to complete your degree.

Leather Technology Top-Up BSc

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

20/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,750

Additional costs

  • £100 to cover PPE (one white lab coat, one blue lab coat, wellington boots and gloves) and contribution to raw material costs
  • student Membership to the Society for Leather Technologists and Chemists (six journals per year and free attendance to the Annual Conference) This is optional and costs £26
  • individual Spray Gun, £40 (Sponsorship may be available)
  • Italy Trip – Although the Italy Trip is heavily subsidised by industry, there is an approximate cost of £150 that students will pay to book flights and transport. The trip is not compulsory. International students will need to apply for a Schengen Visa.
  • Safety glasses.

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,600

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2019/20. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Additional costs

  • £100 to cover PPE (one white lab coat, one blue lab coat, wellington boots and gloves) and contribution to raw material costs
  • student Membership to the Society for Leather Technologists and Chemists (six journals per year and free attendance to the Annual Conference) This is optional and costs £26
  • individual Spray Gun, £40 (Sponsorship may be available)
  • Italy Trip – Although the Italy Trip is heavily subsidised by industry, there is an approximate cost of £150 that students will pay to book flights and transport. The trip is not compulsory. International students will need to apply for a Schengen Visa.
  • Safety glasses.

20/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,900

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,800

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…


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Updated 26/02/2020

  • This one-year course is the natural progression from our Leathersellers’ Certificate. The knowledge and experience you will gain from this course will allow you to find work in the leather industry at various stages of the leather supply chain or progress further to the top-up year to complete a bachelor’s degree. You will study the practical elements of leather science, underpinned by essential theory.

    Download our course brochures

    Course

    Highlights

    • Unique to the University of Northampton.
    • Brand new on-site working tannery and laboratories.
    • Subject-specific bursaries and scholarships available.
  • The course is mostly practical and you will spend much of your time working in the tannery or laboratories. The practical work helps you to learn all the skills you need by developing an in-depth understanding of the manufacturing process as well as the properties of leather. Half of the course is made up of compulsory modules, allowing you to specialise your studies in the other half.

    Our next intake is September 2020.

    Additional

    Information

    Facilities and Special Featurea

    We are the only UK university to integrate leather technology with fashion, marketing, business and environmental concerns. We are proud to house a brand new on-site working tannery for practical leather-making as well as laboratories to enable leather testing.

    • Outstanding Career Opportunities

      When you graduate from this course, you may progress to the Leather Technology BSc (Hons) Top-Up) to complete your bachelor’s degree.

      You will also find yourself in high demand from employers. Roles include technical management, chemical sales and technical support within research and development, as well as advisory positions in leather purchasing for companies using leather, including clothing, upholstery and automotive industries.

      We routinely have 100% of graduates progressing into work or further study with more requests from employers than we have graduates to fill their vacancies.

       

    • Discover More

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • Applicants must have CertHE in Leather Technology (Leathersellers’ Certificate) or an equivalent qualification. Applicants wishing to enter with level 3 qualifications (e.g. A-Levels, BTEC National, etc.) should apply for Leathersellers’ Certificate.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Leather Technology and Materials Evaluation - Raw to Tanned (30 Credits)
      Module code: LEA1013
      Core Module Y
    • Leather Technology and Materials Evaluation - Tanned to Crust (30 Credits)
      Module code: LEA1014
      Core Module Y
    • Raw Material and End Use (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEA1004
      Core Module Y
    • Surface Coatings 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEA1011
      Core Module Y
    • Leather Science 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEA1009
      Core Module N
    • Foundations of Marketing (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKT1001
      Core Module N
    • Introduction to Marketing Communications (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKT1002
      Core Module N
    • Introduction to Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: BUS1004
      Core Module N
    • Enterprise and Opportunity (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKT1003
      Core Module N

    Module information is quoted for 19/20 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    We are the only UK university to integrate leather technology with fashion, marketing, business and environmental concerns. We are proud to house an on-site working tannery for practical leather making as well as laboratories for leather testing.

    • this course is unique to the University of Northampton and not offered anywhere else in the UK or Europe
    • our  brand new facilities include an on-site tannery for teaching practical leather making and laboratories for testing
    • industry-led practical workshops and seminars in technology and supply chain knowledge delivered by international experts
    • continual networking with potential employers within the industry
    • opportunity to attend an international leather fair in Hong Kong*
    • additional bursaries and scholarships available for leather students
    • Further your Study

      On successful completion of this course you can progress to Leather Technology BSc (Hons) Top-Up to complete your degree.

      Leather Technology Top-Up BSc

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,750

    Additional costs

    • £100 to cover PPE (one white lab coat, one blue lab coat, wellington boots and gloves) and contribution to raw material costs
    • student Membership to the Society for Leather Technologists and Chemists (six journals per year and free attendance to the Annual Conference) This is optional and costs £26
    • individual Spray Gun, £40 (Sponsorship may be available)
    • Italy Trip – Although the Italy Trip is heavily subsidised by industry, there is an approximate cost of £150 that students will pay to book flights and transport. The trip is not compulsory. International students will need to apply for a Schengen Visa.
    • Safety glasses.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,600

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2019/20. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Additional costs

    • £100 to cover PPE (one white lab coat, one blue lab coat, wellington boots and gloves) and contribution to raw material costs
    • student Membership to the Society for Leather Technologists and Chemists (six journals per year and free attendance to the Annual Conference) This is optional and costs £26
    • individual Spray Gun, £40 (Sponsorship may be available)
    • Italy Trip – Although the Italy Trip is heavily subsidised by industry, there is an approximate cost of £150 that students will pay to book flights and transport. The trip is not compulsory. International students will need to apply for a Schengen Visa.
    • Safety glasses.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,900

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,800

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour