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Three month Professional Leather Development course

Key Facts

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    3 months intensive

  • Starting:


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries
+44 (0)1604 894503

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If you are already working in the leather industry, this 3 month intensive course is ideal for your continuing personal development and career progression. This course aims at further advancing your skill set together with nurturing a critical mindset, essential for today’s fast-moving industry. You will be taught by experts in the field providing a comprehensive insight into both leather science and technology, covering raw to finished leather, by combining theoretical and practical aspects of the leather making industry.

Find out more about the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies.

Our next intake starts 10 January 2022.

Updated 07/07/2021


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

Course Content

  • The course consists of several subjects (modules), each delivered Monday to Thursday varying from one to four weeks in length with Leather Science running every Friday throughout the twelve-week period. We encourage you to develop a critical and analytic approach to leather making and related issues.


    An optional final portfolio reflecting your learning journey during your time at the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) can be produced by each delegate.


    The course is divided into several individual units that are studied intensively for between two to four week periods during the course as well as one optional unit that is studied throughout the course.

  • Please contact Marc Gummer for application enquiries.

    Places on this course are given by discretion of ICLT staff. We do advise that you have some prior knowledge of the leather industry.

    You may be interviewed for this course.

    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)
    This course 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/International – Full Time: £7,800
    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/EU/International – Full Time: £7,650


  • For more information about the course and to apply, please email

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