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Testimonials from Students and Sponsors

"Receiving the SCS Diploma coronates my ten years in the industry.This course had given me the scientific depth I lacked in my work.  My experience and knowledge have now taken a new dimension.  A word of advice to those thinking about taking up the Diploma; this is not a kitchen cosmetic course.  This is the toughest Distance Learning Course you can imagine, cut out only for those with a clear vision, dedication and a lot of discipline.  You will no doubt discover a new you through this course."

Moulay Mustapha El Idrissi Maaroufi

Naturom Sarl, Morocco


"I have found the SCS Distance Learning Course to be one of the most rounded and well structured courses available to those in the cosmetics and toiletries industry.  It allows individuals to see end to end development concepts from the cradle to the grave and allows them to see how other areas of industry operates.  This course provides a professionally structured and well rounded opportunity for individuals to learn from others in industry how to build their roles and careers within the cosmetics and toiletries industry, as well as generating more rounded commercially aware individuals for the parent company.”

Paul McGreevy
Values and R&D Director, The Body Shop PLC

 Over the past 15 years, the SCS Distance Learning Course has provided many of our formulation team with a structured introduction to the principles of Cosmetic Science and has consistently proved to be a positive enabler to the participants' further advancement within our organisation. 

The course offers a unique introduction into the world of Cosmetic Science, providing a challenging and comprehensive grounding in the science behind the key product formulations, across all areas of the industry.  The course is very well structured, relevant to the whole industry and to a standard that cannot be found elsewhere.

The continued enthusiasm and positive feedback received from all the participants, reflects the value and high regards with which the course is held by those undertaking it.  

Paul Yates
Development Controller, Robert McBride Limited

 From the SCS Distance Learning Course you learn about all aspects of the Cosmetics Industry and see how different departments work & interact from idea generation to commercialisation & beyond. The course gives a full insight into the industry and will certainly help to shape future career development. The course is extremely well organised and help is always available from experienced industry professionals if needed. I certainly consider the SCS Diploma in Cosmetic Science as important & highly relevant qualification for Scientists & Technicians working or planning to work in the Cosmetics Industry.

David Allan
EU R&D Director, Alberto-Culver Company (UK) Ltd, Basingstoke

Acheson & Acheson have supported the SCS Distance Learning Course for a number of years and have seen huge benefits as a result. We are a small company and take pride in the fact that many of our staff have been with us for several years growing through the organisation into senior positions. The chemists and junior chemists who have studied on the DLC have been able to transfer the skills learnt on the course directly into their daily jobs and as a result some of them now hold managerial positions within our technical team.

Robin Parker
Technical Director, Acheson & Acheson

For further information please contact:

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