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Whether you are employed in the cosmetics and toiletries industry making cosmetics and toiletries. Or in a related area and seeking to enter the field of making cosmetics and toiletries, the SCS Diploma Course will give you an industry recognised qualification in the essentials of cosmetic science and all aspects of making cosmetics and toiletries.Download a Prospectus to find out more
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SCS Diploma in Cosmetic Science
The course is in a modular format with units written and assessed by experts within the industry of making cosmetics and toiletries
Once enrolled on the course you can access the modules from this website and all the units include computer interactive activities.
Videos have been produced for some of the modules specially designed to replace the practical activity kits which are no longer provided. There is however a practical activity kit available to purchase for Module two (Perfumery). Upon successful completion of the diploma course you are invited to apply for membership of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists and will be awarded one year's free membership.
I found the course both challenging and enjoyable. Studying the course whilst starting work within the industry helped to expand and cement the knowledge gained from in both areas. It also gave insight and knowledge in areas of cosmetic science that otherwise I would not have encountered.
Development Chemist, Robert McBride
Testimonials from Past Students
The course has been of value to students all over the world either to advance them in their current role in the industry or to help them join the industry.
Here are some of their comments to give you a flavour of what to expect.
The Society of Cosmetic Scientists
The Diploma Course has been developed by the Society of Cosmetic Scientists and successfully delivered by distance learning for over 20 years. It is regularly updated to keep abreast of developments in technology and legislation.
The SCS organises a variety of evening lectures, a scientific conference and educational events throughout the year. You can learn more about the Society and its educational activities on the SCS website. When you pass your diploma you are given a year's free membership to SCS, after application in the normal way. You can apply for SCS Membership online here.
We are now a Government approved course with the Professional Career and Development Loan Agency.