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Postgraduate Certificate in Leather Technology (Professional)

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Duration:

    6 weeks full time
    6 weeks part time

  • Starting:

    January

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 894503

TEF Gold. Teaching Excellence Framework.

Overview


This six-week professional course will further enhance your critical and analytical knowledge of leather manufacture and finishing. Study will take place on a theoretical basis, enhanced by hands-on-practical work in both our tannery and laboratories. The close relationship with industry during your study provides networking opportunities and further enhancement of employment within an exciting and global industry.

Find out more about the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies.

Updated 07/07/2021

Highlights


  • Brand new facilities including working tannery and laboratories
  • Working and networking with key industry members

Course Content


  • Learning teaching and assessment

    We use a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, workshops and practical sessions. Our virtual learning environment allows you and your course tutors to exchange ideas as well as submit assignments from home. You will be mainly assessed though course work including practical reports, reflective portfolios and presentations.

      • Module code: LEAM015
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to identify analyse and discuss the nature of problems which arise in the operation of tanneries and the leather making industries. The module focuses on operations management leather specifications and materials testing and is both theory and practical based.
      • Module code: LEAM024
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to critically appraise the processes involved in leather manufacture from raw material to crust stage and analyse the complex relationships between tannery processes available skin and hide types the types of end product and problems in the manufacture and quality of leather.
      • Module code: LEAM025
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is to critically appraise the processes involved in leather finishing. This will provide the students with the critical and analytical skills needed to investigate and analyse the role of finish application chemical components and machinery processes required for effective finishing.
  • 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.

  • 21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £2,490
    • International – Full Time: £4,665
    Additional Costs

    There are some additional costs incurred on this course for various key materials. These include:

    • £100 to cover PPE (safety glasses, one white lab coat, one blue lab coat, safety glasses, 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 £26.50
    • Individual Spray Gun, £40 (Sponsorship may be available)
    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.

    • UK and EU – Full Time: £2,280
    • International – Full Time: £4,575
    Additional Costs

    There are some additional costs incurred on this course for various key materials. These include:

    • £100 to cover PPE (safety glasses, one white lab coat, one blue lab coat, safety glasses, 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)

     

  • This 6 week course involves intense delivery of lectures and practical sessions daily from Monday to Thursday. This leaves Friday for self study which may include background reading, formative assessments, practical write-ups, and tutor meetings. A full on and stimulating delivery focused on developing a mind set of critical evaluation within the field of leather technology.

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