Postgraduate Certificate in Leather Finishing – Automotive

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
Six weeks
Location
Stahl, Mexico
Start Date
October 2019 - June 2020

Overview Updated 06/11/2019

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 in “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.

Course

Highlights

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

Additional

Information

PGCert in Leather Finishing - Automotive

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

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

Course Details

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.

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.

Careers

Careers & Opportunities

The global leather industry is currently experiencing a skills gap and seeking individuals with leather knowledge. This course is ideal as a standalone programme for science graduates seeking employment within the industry. For those already working in the leather industry this course can form part of your continuing personal development plan and enhance your career opportunities.

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 2019
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

We look for applicants with an undergraduate degree or equivalent in a science or leather related subject.

English Language Requirements

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

  • Recommended standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) – may require a skype interview.

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

Course Content

Module List

  • Market Demands and Performance of Automotive Leather (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEAM021
    Core Module Y
  • Finish Formulation – Automotive Leather (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEAM022
    Core Module Y
  • Finish Application – Automotive Leather (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEAM023
    Core Module Y

Postgraduate Certificate in Leather Finishing – Automotive: To be eligible for the award the student must complete all compulsory modules

Facilities &

Special Features

  • Six-week professional course, delivered in two-week blocks
  • Delivered in partnership with Stahl
  • Delivered on-site at Stahl, Mexico
Reading List
  • Covington, A.D., 2009. Tanning Chemistry. The Science of Leather. (1st Ed) RSC Publishing.
  • Sharphouse, J.H., 1983. Leather Technician’s Handbook. (2nd Ed) Leather Producers Association.
  • Daniels, R., 2013. The Framework for Leather Manufacture (1st Ed) WTP.
  • World Leather Trade Magazine
  • Leather International Trade Magazine
  • International Leather Maker Magazine
  • Journal of the Society of Leather Chemists and Technologists (JSLTC)
  • Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association (JALCA)

Research

The Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) is a unique research and education centre. Our research responds to the scientific and technological needs of the automotive, fashion, footwear and allied leather industries.

Understanding new and traditional leather processing techniques expands the possibilities of how leather can be used. Our research programme has an impact on diverse sectors, including medical and technological applications. The partnerships that we have also take leather developments into engineering, media and fashion.

 

Discover more about our Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT)

Fees & Funding

20/21Tuition 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: £4,575 Fee Applicable to Home/EU & International Students

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: £4,245 Fee Applicable to Home/EU & International Students

20/21Tuition 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: £4,575 Fee Applicable to Home/EU & International Students

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: £4,245 Fee Applicable to Home/EU & International Students

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Updated 06/11/2019

  • 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 in “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.

    Course

    Highlights

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

    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.

    Additional

    Information

    PGCert in Leather Finishing - Automotive

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

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

    • Careers & Opportunities

      The global leather industry is currently experiencing a skills gap and seeking individuals with leather knowledge. This course is ideal as a standalone programme for science graduates seeking employment within the industry. For those already working in the leather industry this course can form part of your continuing personal development plan and enhance your career opportunities.

  • We look for applicants with an undergraduate degree or equivalent in a science or leather related subject.

    English Language Requirements

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

    • Recommended standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) – may require a skype interview.

    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 2019
    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

  • Module List

    • Market Demands and Performance of Automotive Leather (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEAM021
      Core Module Y
    • Finish Formulation – Automotive Leather (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEAM022
      Core Module Y
    • Finish Application – Automotive Leather (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEAM023
      Core Module Y
      • Covington, A.D., 2009. Tanning Chemistry. The Science of Leather. (1st Ed) RSC Publishing.
      • Sharphouse, J.H., 1983. Leather Technician’s Handbook. (2nd Ed) Leather Producers Association.
      • Daniels, R., 2013. The Framework for Leather Manufacture (1st Ed) WTP.
      • World Leather Trade Magazine
      • Leather International Trade Magazine
      • International Leather Maker Magazine
      • Journal of the Society of Leather Chemists and Technologists (JSLTC)
      • Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association (JALCA)

    Postgraduate Certificate in Leather Finishing – Automotive: To be eligible for the award the student must complete all compulsory modules

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    • Six-week professional course, delivered in two-week blocks
    • Delivered in partnership with Stahl
    • Delivered on-site at Stahl, Mexico
    • The Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) is a unique research and education centre. Our research responds to the scientific and technological needs of the automotive, fashion, footwear and allied leather industries.

      Understanding new and traditional leather processing techniques expands the possibilities of how leather can be used. Our research programme has an impact on diverse sectors, including medical and technological applications. The partnerships that we have also take leather developments into engineering, media and fashion.

       

      Discover more about our Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT)

  • 20/21Tuition 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: £4,575 Fee Applicable to Home/EU & International Students

    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: £4,245 Fee Applicable to Home/EU & International Students

    20/21Tuition 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: £4,575 Fee Applicable to Home/EU & International Students

    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: £4,245 Fee Applicable to Home/EU & International Students

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