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Apprenticeship training course

Leather craftsperson (level 2)

Producing or manufacturing leather goods for a number of markets.

Qualification level
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
15 months
Apprenticeship category
Creative and design
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Leather craftperson
  • Sustainable leather craftperson
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Comply with personal responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other safety legislation.
  • Use equipment in accordance with safe operating procedures and manufacturers’ instructions.
  • Dispose safely of waste and surplus materials.
  • Identify the correct tools and equipment and use appropriately such as Moisture content testing meter, Thickness measurement gauge, Trimming knives & shears, Edge tools, Pricking iron, Skiving machine and Bench splitter.
  • Carry out running maintenance within agreed schedules to ensure the efficiency of machinery, tools and equipment (i.e. settings and preparation of tools) to meet production expectations.
  • Read and interpret data from specifications and appropriate work instructions.
  • Follow instructions in order to meet customer and company requirements.
  • Implement efficient and effective use of materials by closely following instructions and minimizing waste.
  • Undertake processes to maintain consistent speed and quality requirements as outlined by the company.
  • Communicate effectively with internal/external customers, colleagues and managers and work as part of a team.
  • Effectively self-manage their time and work load to meet deadlines.

Full information on Leather craftsperson (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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