Detailers Course

This course is perfect for anyone with an auto detailing business wishing to offer leather care, repair and restoration as a service. 

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  • Up to 6 delegates per course: This keeps the numbers low, so the level of tuition is of the highest standard
  • Dedicated Training Centre: Within our Head Office we have a dedicated training facility where we run the courses.
  • Products: We manufacture all the products that we’ll be using on the course, and we have a product for every repair need!
  • Equipment: Our training centre has all the tools and equipment needed for each delegate to comfortably work on their items of leather.

(price includes buffet lunch and refreshments)   

We provide all tools, products and samples; there is no need to bring your own item to work on.

Contact Us To Book Your Place

Call us on 0844 8793691


Email us at and register your interest; providing your name, address, telephone number and your choice of available dates.

The first day consists of learning the tanning processes involved in making leather. This will allow you to better understand the how the substrate is coloured and finished originally. We outline the most common types of leather used for car interiors. We also look at other materials which can be found other than leather. 

We proceed to show you how to correctly clean and maintain automotive leather and the benefits of protecting leather, before going through dye transfer and stain removal; in addition to showing you how to deal with stains which cannot be removed. 

The course will show you how to cosmetically repair damage to leather; the correct preparation procedures, the correct products and methods used to remedy damage such as rips, scuffs, cigarette burns and wear holes. 

The day will then progress to show you how to tackle damage such as worn bolsters, steering wheels and then proceed to look at complete interior colour restoration and colour change.

In addition to leather repair and restoration, we show you which products and procedures are best suited for dashboard and vinyl repairs. We even have products which will enable you to restore the colour to faded convertible soft tops. 

To complete the course; on the second day we teach you how to colour match our Leather Colourants. This will round off your skills as a Leather Technician. Colour matching can be quite daunting; we don’t just show you methods, charts and systems; we introduce you to colour theory and how colours work with each other. You will learn about primary, secondary and tertiary colours and even complimentary or opposite colours, along with hue, shade and the saturation of a colour. You will learn how to identify and use these elements to be able to successfully match any colour of leather.         

Delegates can either attend one or two days.  

Bespoke Courses

In addition to the standard course schedules, we also offer bespoke training courses tailored to your needs, which can either be carried out at our training centre or at your location. Each organisation is different, with individual requirements for skills and training. Our flexible approach to course structure allows us to focus specifically on what your business needs, saving you time and money. Location is not an issue, our expert technical training team are available to deliver courses both in the UK and internationally; if you have a training requirement, wherever you are in the world, we can tailor a course to meet your needs.

The Vermont Hotel:

Address: Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ

Phone: 0191 233 1010



Located in the centre of Newcastle and just a 20 minute drive to our site, the Vermont Hotel offers quality accommodation at a good price. From £85 per night, including breakfast, we highly recommend this hotel to all of our guests. We have an agreement with this provider for special rates for our attendees, just quote Furniture Clinic when booking.

Hedgefield House:

Address: Stella Road, Ryton, Tyne & Wear, NE21 4LR

Phone: 0191 413 7373



Guest house about 30 minutes drive. Award winning guest house, set in the countryside. Special B&B rates agreed for Furniture Clinic. 

Single room rate of £45 when staying one night, or £40 when staying 2+ nights. For a twin room, the cost will be £79 when staying one night or £75 per night when staying 2+ nights. (Note these prices are only applicable Monday-Thursday, Friday-Sunday may incur an additional charge.)

Hotel - 52 

Address: Joicey Square, Stanley DH9 0PG

Phone: 01207 263790



Located in Stanley, County Durham 5 minutes drive from our site. Rooms with en-suite facilities. Parking available, free Wi-Fi. When booking please quote Furniture Clinic to get our rates:

From £45.00 Including Breakfast, or £53.00 including 3 Course Meal per night - on site Italian Restaurant & Coffee Lounge.

We have delivered training courses to individuals, small businesses and corporations throughout the UK and internationally; within many industries including automotive, furniture, fashion, marine and aviation.

Our training facility is situated within our 11500 ft² premises where we manufacture all our products in house. Our dedicated training room is a fully equipped and functional workshop with a custom spray room at your disposal.

We provide all tools, products and samples; so, there is no need to bring your own item to work on.   

Our training courses are globally endorsed and approved and are considered the best in the industry.

Furniture Clinic uses state of the art technology to develop and test new products to be used in our cleaning and repair process. From the initial design stage, the products are sent to 3rd party test houses to make sure they conform to industry standards. The products are then used first by Furniture Clinic technicians throughout the UK before being brought to market. This rigorous process ensures all products are fully vetted, giving you complete peace of mind that our products are the best in the market.

With around 50 people working in our head office, we have dedicated trade account teams for the UK and our international customers, not to mention technical and training departments, research and development departments; we have the infrastructure to help your business grow.   

It doesn’t stop there; Furniture Clinic can offer so much more than world class training and support. We supply care plans to furniture retailers and cover their first-year servicing. We also carry out work for 3rd party warranty and insurance companies.

This coupled with the fact that our website generates over 6000 enquiries a year for repairs; we operate a national furniture repair service. 

The work is carried out by a network of our own branches and independent companies.

We are always looking for reliable partners to carry-out work on our behalf – in all areas of the UK.

 Approved companies who work with us can benefit from further discounts on trade prices for products too. if you are looking for even further reductions in products and other benefits why not consider looking into our franchise package.

Our Technical and Training Manager at Furniture Clinic is Craig Stevenson. Craig is a fully qualified traditional upholsterer by trade. Craig has 21 year’s experience in the upholstery trade and over 18 year’s experience repairing and restoring leather, of which the last 10 years have been at Furniture Clinic.

With the decline of the reupholstery trade in general, Craig turned his eye to leather repair. Gaining experience working for numerous companies, he soon realised which leather repair products worked well and how to achieve the best results

After many year’s hands-on experience, Craig joined Furniture Clinic as an upholsterer, reupholstering client’s furniture. We soon realised that his knowledge and ‘on the job’ experience of leather repair and leather repair products was such that, together, we were able to improve our product range and techniques to produce what are today considered to be the best in the industry.

Our training courses focus on a no-nonsense real-life experience approach to leather repair. We have had attendees who have been to other company’s leather training courses who have told us that they have learned more in one day with Furniture Clinic than they did over the entire training course of some of our competitors. Craig runs all our internal, national and international training courses; a job which has taken him all over the world.

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