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Postgraduate Certificate in Leather Finishing – Automotive

Key Facts

  • Level

    Postgraduate

  • Duration

    Full Time: 6 weeks

  • Starting

    October

  • Fees UK 24/25

    Full Time: £2,750

  • Fees International 24/25

    Full Time: £5,660

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 893981

Overview


The field of surface coating within the leather industry is becoming increasingly important in the final performance of leather products with graduates continually being expected to have an in-depth and critical view of this specific part of the leather manufacturing process. The finishing of automotive leather is required to comply with stringent quality performance specifications.

The PGCert Leather Finishing – Automotive is developed to further the knowledge of a leather or science graduate in this field. The programme aims to provide students with critical and analytical skills to both practice and critically review automotive leather finishing at postgraduate level.

Please note this course is delivered in conjunction with our partner Stahl, at the Stahl Campus facilities in Waalwijk, The Netherlands. As a student you will be required to be present for three blocks of two weeks with dates outlined below. Other activities, including assessments, can be completed online, outside of these times.

Updated 08/02/2024

Highlights


  • This course is unique to the University and Stahl
  • Delivered by experts in the field on-site at Stahl, The Netherlands
  • Working and networking with key industry members

Course Content


  • This six-week course is aimed at developing your existing knowledge of automotive leather finishing. The combination of the three modules provides the ideal mix of practical work, seminars and tutorials delivered by experts in the field.

    The next programme dates are:

    • 7-18 October 2024: Module 1 LEAM021 Market demands and performance of automotive leather
    • 20-31 January 2025: Module 2 LEAM022 Finish formulation – automotive leather
    • 6-16 May 2025: Module 3 LEAM023 Finish application – automotive leather

    Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 24/25.

    Learning, teaching and assessment

    You will be assessed by coursework which may include: essays, presentations, data interpretation, case studies and time constraint tests. There are usually two or three items of assessments per module.

  • 2024/25 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 24/25 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

      • UK – Full Time: £2,750 (60 credits)
      • International – Full Time: £5,660 (60 credits)
    2023/24 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

        • UK – Full Time: £2,670 (60 credits)
        • International – Full Time: £5,490 (60 credits)

    For more information about possible funding options, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.

  • This is a unique six-week course is delivered by experts in the field on-site at Stahl, The Netherlands, in two-week blocks throughout the year.

    The course will also contribute to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for industry employees.

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