Applicants must have CertHE in Leather Technology (Leathersellers’ Certificate) or an equivalent qualification. Applicants wishing to enter with level 3 qualifications (e.g. A-Levels, BTEC National, etc.) should apply for Leathersellers’ Certificate.
This one year course allows you to progress from our Leathersellers’ Certificate. The knowledge and experience you will gain from this course will allow you to find work in the leather industry at various stages of the leather supply chain. You will study the practical elements of leather science, underpinned by essential theory.
The course is mostly practical and you will spend much of your time working in the tannery or laboratories. The practical work helps you to learn all the skills you need by developing an in-depth understanding of the manufacturing process as well as the properties of leather. Half of the course is made up of compulsory modules, allowing you to specialise your studies in the other half.
Facilities and Special Featurea
We are the only UK university to integrate leather technology with fashion, marketing, business and environmental concerns. We are proud to house an on-site working tannery for practical leather making as well as laboratories to enable leather testing.