This course is for delegates that are interested to learn more about the practical elements of leather manufacture, that are not necessarily interested in getting “hands on” and undertaking the processing of raw materials themselves.

Throughout the lecture series delegates will be taken step-by-step through the leather manufacturing process, with a light level of chemistry behind the processes explained. In addition to this, delegates will be present in the tannery at key processing stages to have the theory demonstrated to them in a pilot-scale tannery setting.

Delegates will undertake hands on practical tasks on the final day when they will finish their own leather and take this away with them.

Key course topics

  • A journey through the leather manufacturing process:
    • Raw Material
    • Hair Removal
    • Tanning
    • Re-tanning
    • Finished Leather
  • Semi hands on practical aspects and the science behind leather making 
  • Finish and keep your own leather
  • Understand material management and control points in leather problems
  • Learn about leather testing to meet specification and to eliminate technical problems


Who should attend this leather course?

Ideal for those who are heavily involved with leather, such as supply chain staff, tannery staff, leather buyers, or those who need to top up their leather technology knowledge.


What will delegates receive? 

All delegates who attend this leather course will receive:

  • A complete course manual

  • A certificate of attendance

  • Leather swatches

  • Magnifying loupe for inspection of leather


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Alternatively, if you prefer to pay by invoice please complete the course registration form and email it to [email protected]

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Standard Rate (ex VAT)

Member Rate (ex VAT)

Reference: RCT024-004

Location: Northampton, UK

Dates: 19-03-2024

Status: Places Available

Price: £1,770.00

Members Price: £1,550.00

Reference: RCT024-014

Location: Northampton, UK

Dates: 08-10-2024

Status: Places Available

Price: £1,700.00

Members Price: £1,550.00


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.



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


United Kingdom

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


United Kingdom

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

Smit & zoon


“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

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

Gheli International


"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


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

Clarks International

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

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



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


United Kingdom

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