Eurofins | BLC has nearly 100 years’ experience within the leather industry and through our leather training courses aim to pass on the knowledge we have gained during this time. Our technical experts have created a one day leather training course which looks to provide delegates with an overview of leather and the leather production process.
The course covers the basic fundamentals of leather, from the raw materials required, through the production process to the different types of finished leathers and any possible issues that may arise. During the course, attendees will be shown physical samples of different types of leathers and will take part in a tour of the
Eurofins | BLC laboratory.
Additionally, delegates will have the opportunity to discuss any real-life experiences or queries they may have.
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

  • Overview of the leather production process
  • Understanding different leather types and descriptions
  • Leather problems and solutions
  • Sourcing questions and advice
  • 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: RCT-19-021

Location: Northampton, UK

Dates: 03-12-2019

Status: Places Available

Price: £355.00

Members Price: £245.00


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.


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


United Kingdom

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

John Lewis Partnership

United Kingdom

"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

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

Casino Hide Tanners


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


United Kingdom

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

Clarks International

United Kingdom

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

Gheli International


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

Smit & zoon


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


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

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



“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

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