Course Description

Leather is incomparable when it comes to materials that exude luxury and styles, and is constantly in demand.

This course will give you an insight into what is and what is not achievable when it comes to applying fashion effects, and incorporates a practical element where delegates will finish their own piece of leather.

Key Course Topics

  • Understanding the different fashion effects

  • Common finish problems & solutions

  • Colour matching

  • Leather performance improvements

Download the course agenda.

Who should attend this leather course?

This course is ideal for designers, product technologists and quality control staff.


What will delegates receive?

All delegates who attend this leather course will receive:

  • A complete course manual

  • A certificate of attendance

  • Their own piece of finished leather to keep


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In order to register your place on a BLC training course, please complete the course registration form and email it to

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Postcode: NN3 6JD

By Car


  • From the North: exit at junction 16
  • From the South: exit at junction 15


  • Merges into the M1 at the Catthorpe Interchange, exit M1 at junction 16


  • Exit at junction 11, arriving in Northampton via B4525 and A43


By Train

  • Northampton Station is serviced by London Midlands and is on the Northampton loop of the West Coast Main Line.
  • Northampton is accessible by train from London Euston in the south, and Birmingham New Street and Crewe in the north.
  • A taxi rank is located outside the main entrance of the station.


"All parts of the leather training course were relevant and very informative. I now have a new appreciation for leather!"

Ralph Lauren

United States of America

"BLC smart chemical testing of wet blue saves our business time and money."

Casino Hide Tanners


"I became a BLC Member to take advantage their specification building services and 1-2-1 regulatory advice."

Gheli International


"We were very impressed by the speaker on BLC's leather training course who had excellent knowledge of the subject."


United Kingdom

"I enjoyed the combination of theoretical and practical training on the 4-day leather course."


United Kingdom

"I just wanted to say a big thanks for 2 great days of leather education last week."



"I enjoyed all of the leather course as a chemist I wanted to understand the whole process of making leather."

Smit & zoon


"BLC Membership allows us to develop innovative high quality raw materials in order to continue our product improvement programme."


United Kingdom

"We thought every part of the BLC leather course was very informative and interesting."

John Lewis Partnership

United Kingdom

"BLC Membership allowed us to use the expertise of BLC to improve our suppliers' environmental performance."

Clarks International

United Kingdom

“10 years of BLC Membership has enabled us to provide continuous assurance of product quality and safety, giving our customers greater confidence in our products.”


United Kingdom

"Through BLC Membership, we have access to technical support for leather product testing, helping us to provide more efficient services to our customers."

William Lamb

United Kingdom

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