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Common questions about the course
- 1. Can I follow the course over two years?
Yes. If you decide to complete the course this way then you must let the Course Manager know in writing by the end of July before the examinations in September. Any course work that is completed within the first year has its marks carried over to the next academic year.
- 2. How do I pay for the course?
Complete the application form and we will issue an invoice. The invoice must paid in full before any modules or study aids can be sent out. We can arrange that you pay in three termly instalments but there is a small extra administration charge added to the bill.
- 3. What work must be sent back for marking?
The only work that is sent back to the Course Manager is the coursework they send to you. This coursework consists of two essays and two case studies. The work you complete whilst studying the modules is not assessed by the Society.
- 4. What other assistance is given to students?
We run a Summer School over a weekend in July and can allocate you a course tutor if you need one. This will be an industry professional who can act as your mentor. If you have any queries about any aspect of the course contact the Course Manager who will put you in touch with someone who can clarify any technical points.
- 5. I live in South America. Can I become a student on the SCS Diploma in Cosmetic Science course?
Yes, of course, if you meet the entry requirements. All the materials that you need to study for the course can be supplied by courier and you can contact the Course Manger at any time by email. The course has been designed to be self-instructional, self-contained and not dependent upon a teacher for elaboration or explanation but additional help is always available if needed via the Course Manager.
Over the last twelve years we have had students from:-
Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Latvia, Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Iran, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, Hungary, Croatia, Malaysia, Philippines, United States of America, Trinidad, Dominica, Switzerland. Uruguay, Ecuador, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Columbia, Peru, Brazil, Singapore, Belgium, Poland,Thailand, Dubai, Canada, Mexico and South Africa as well as the UK.
- 6. I do not have time to follow the whole course. Can I buy part of it?
You can buy individual units of interest. However if you buy a unit this way you are not part of the course and it is the same as purchasing a text book. If this interests you please contact the Course Manager.
- 7. When are the fees payable?
Full fees are to be paid in advance of beginning the course by 27th August 2012.
- 8. Where may I sit my exams?
The course ends with four two hour written exams held the September after you enrol on the course. Exams are held every year in London or we make arrangements for you to sit them at college/facility near to where you live that offers an external exam service. Over the years we have established contacts with many overseas colleges or British Council offices in cities around the globe that offer professional exam services.
- 9. What are the course fees?
Please click on Course Details on the home page and you will find a list of our fees.