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SCS Diploma in Cosmetic Science – Distance Learning Course

Study at your own pace in your own space - anywhere in the world?

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INTRODUCTION TO THE DIPLOMA                                         TESTIMONIALS

RSC Approved Training logoWhether you are employed in the cosmetics and toiletries industry or in a related area and seeking to enter the field, the SCS Diploma Course is an industry recognised course in the essentials of cosmetic science.

The one year course is in a modular format with units written and assessed by experts in the industry. The material can be accessed from once a student is enrolled on the course.  

Distance learning is a system of study which you can use without having to attend a series of lessons or lectures given in the traditional way at a college or training centre. It is a system which you can study on your own, at your own pace and at a time and place of your choice. 

course prospectus

Topics covered include:

  • The foundations in chemistry, physiology, biochemistry and microbiology
  • The key functional roles of development, production, packaging and marketing
  • Vital auxiliary services such as stability testing, microbial preservation, quality assurance, legislation, safety assessment, performance evaluation and market research
  • Specific product categories such as hair, skin and oral care, colour cosmetics, aerosols and perfumes

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