Eurofins | BLC has nearly 100 years’ experience within the leather industry and through our leather training courses, we aim to pass on the knowledge we have gained during this time. Our technical experts have created a one-day leather training course that looks to provide delegates with an overview of leather and the leather production process.
This introductory course covers the basics of the leather making process as well as covering the fundamentals of what you need to know before working with leather.  Covering everything from raw material, all the way through to the finished product, this course is essential for those who are new to working with leather or need their leather knowledge refreshing.
By attending this course and gaining an improved understanding of the leather making process, delegates will be able to avoid problems when sourcing and specifying leather products as well as having more confidence when dealing with suppliers, manufacturers, and tanners.

Key course topics

  • Different leather types and descriptions
  • Common leather problems and solutions
  • Product specifications and testing
  • Leather labelling
  • What can go wrong and how to prevent it
  • Tour of Eurofins | BLC laboratory

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Who should attend this leather course?

We would recommend this course for anyone looking to gain an overview of leather and the leather making process. For example, those who are in roles such as design, buying, quality control or retail.


What will delegates receive?

All delegates who attend this leather course will receive:

  • A complete course manual
  • A certificate of attendance
  • Leather swatches


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In order to register your place online and pay by card, select the appropriate 'Book Now' button below. Eurofins | BLC Members need to login to the website first in order to obtain the Discounted Rate on our training courses. Non-Members can register online by selecting the Standard Rate button.

Alternatively, please complete the course registration form and email it to

In addition to our One Day Understanding Leather Training Course, we do host two, four and five-day courses which offer a more in-depth look into leather, including leather technology and the colour matching element of the leather making process. For more information on these courses, please follow the links below.
2 Day Comprehensive Leather Training Course
4 Day Practical Leather Technology Training Course
Please read our training terms and conditions.

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Reference: RCT20-022

Location: Northampton, UK

Dates: 01-12-2020

Status: Places available

Price: £360.00

Members Price: £255.00

Reference: RCT20-018

Location: Northampton, UK

Dates: 13-10-2020

Status: Places Available

Price: £360.00

Members Price: £255.00

Reference: RCT20-013

Location: Northampton, UK

Dates: 18-08-2020

Status: Places Available

Price: £360.00

Members Price: £255.00


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 Northwestern Railway 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.


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


United Kingdom

"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

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

Casino Hide Tanners


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

Smit & zoon


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


United Kingdom

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


United Kingdom

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

John Lewis Partnership

United Kingdom

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


United Kingdom

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

Clarks International

United Kingdom

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



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

Gheli International


"Through Eurofins | 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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