Postgraduate Certificate in Leather Technology (Professional)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
6 weeks
Location
Waterside
Start Date
January

Overview Updated 09/07/2019

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.

Course

Highlights

  • Working and networking with key industry members
  • Hands on leather making in our newly built leather facilities
  • New state of the art University Campus

Additional

Information

Additional costs

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

– £100 to cover PPE (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)

Course Details

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.

Further Studies

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)

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@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

  • Advanced Leather Processing (40 Credits)
    Module code: LEAM024
    Core Module Y
  • Advanced Leather Finishing (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEAM025
    Core Module Y
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)

Careers

Career 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 this industry. For those already working in the leather industry this course can form part of your continuing personal development plan and can enhance your career opportunities.

Fees & Funding

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: £2,250

Additional Costs

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

  • £100 to cover PPE (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)

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

Additional Costs

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

  • £100 to cover PPE (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)

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

  • Designed to adapt to 21st century teaching.
  • Full range of integrated learning environments.
  • 24/7 library and learning zone.
  • Low environmental impact.

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Updated 09/07/2019

  • 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.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Working and networking with key industry members
    • Hands on leather making in our newly built leather facilities
    • New state of the art University Campus
  • 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.

    Additional

    Information

    Additional costs

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

    – £100 to cover PPE (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)

    • 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)

  • 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
    admissions2019@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

    • Advanced Leather Processing (40 Credits)
      Module code: LEAM024
      Core Module Y
    • Advanced Leather Finishing (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEAM025
      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)
    • Career 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 this industry. For those already working in the leather industry this course can form part of your continuing personal development plan and can enhance your career opportunities.

  • 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: £2,250

    Additional Costs

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

    • £100 to cover PPE (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)

    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

    Additional Costs

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

    • £100 to cover PPE (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)

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour