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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

Entry Requirements

It is expected that you will have two science A-Levels, one of which must be in chemistry, or equivalent.

The course commences with Basic Science units. If you have a science degree, you will find these units useful for revision; if you do not have such qualifications, you may find these units essential. We recognise that you may have worked in the industry for some time or be expert in a particular area and so find one or more of the units undemanding. Similarly, we anticipate that despite your background, qualifications and experience, there are likely to be units which you will find challenging.

The Diploma in Cosmetic Science is a vocational course and so complements many academic backgrounds, which are tailored to the specific needs of the cosmetic industry.


Applicants should have:-

a) A degree in a scientific discipline with a substantial component of chemistry and/or biology OR

b) A minimum of grade C in A levels (or equivalent) in chemistry and one other science subject with at least one year’s experience in the cosmetic industry or a laboratory/manufacturing environment in a related industry OR

c) Applicants are expected to have several years of proven experience in the cosmetic industry, working alongside others who can guide them through parts of the course where the author assumes that their readers have a foundation knowledge of the subject matter.

In addition, each applicant should have a minimum of GCSE Grade C, or equivalent, in Mathematics and English. Overseas students who do not have English as a first language should have passed the IELTS test with an overall mark of 6.5, or have an equivalent qualification.

Once enrolled on our course our fees are non refundable and the space is non transferable.