Leather Craftsperson Apprenticeship Level 2 | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

Begin your apprenticeship journey at BTC by applying for an apprenticeship on our website or through our prospectus form. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option. Then, have a look at relevant vacancies by visiting our vacancy page . If you haven’t found a suitable vacancy, you will automatically be placed into our Talent Pool. As a member of our Talent Pool, you will be the first to hear about new vacancies and we offer support with CVs, interview techniques, employability skills and much more!

This Apprenticeship is a training programme for new or existing employees working within the leather industry. The programme operates in the workplace, where employees work alongside experienced staff to gain specific skills, whilst also receiving tuition from the College. The Apprenticeship enables an employer to fill specific skills gaps, adapt to new opportunities and technologies and train their workforce in their own way, passing on skills that have been acquired over many years.

This course is for individuals employed in the leather goods industry. You need to enjoy working in a practical way and within a team, and be keen to train both at work and at College.

Topics include:

  • Carrying out complex cutting operations
  • Skive and split
  • Machine sew components to produce leather goods
  • Machine form and embellish
  • Inking
  • Prepare components
  • Preparing leather
  • Tanning leather

Most jobs combine a number of these aspects, but whichever job you choose to do, your Apprenticeship will be structured so that the training matches your job. You will work for your employer four days a week and train for one day a week either in-house or at College.

Apprentices can start thisprogramme at any time of year.

Click here to view the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education Standard for this course.

Assessment Methods

Assessment includes a multiple choice test, professional discussion and observation, practical test, written coursework, and completion of a portfolio and e-portfolio. 

You will be appointed an Assessor who will visit you in the workplace and assess your progress. Some of these visits will provide you with evidence that you can use towards our qualification. One day a week you will work on your college course work gaining the underpinning knowledge required.

Progression Options

On successful completion you could to progress to a Level 3 Apprenticeship or into full-time employment.

Course Summary

Course Title Leather Craftsperson Apprenticeship Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need GCSEs in the 9 to 3 (A* to D) range including English and maths and an interest/experience in the leather goods industry. Course entry is subject to an initial assessment in order to determine the appropriate level of study and a successful interview. You will also need a suitable employer able and willing to support you during your Apprenticeship programme.

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Spotlight

Interested in studying an Apprenticeship? Go for it! My Apprenticeship has increased my confidence and provided me with a wealth of new knowledge and skills. I have discovered a new passion for what I do.

Neil Moy, Horticulture & Landscape Operative Apprentice

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