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In the links below you will find further information and pre-requisites required to be accepted onto the course and also our course fees
The Diploma in Cosmetics Science is a one-year course which can be deferred to two years.
It is expected that you will have two science A-Levels (or equivalent), one of which must be in chemistry.
The SCS Diploma in Cosmetic Science is a vocational course tailored to the specific needs of the cosmetic industry and complements many academic backgrounds.
Applicants should normally have at least one of the following:
a) A first degree in a scientific discipline, with a substantial component of chemistry and/or biology
b) A minimum of Grade C in A levels (or equivalent) in chemistry and one other science subject, ideally with at least a year’s experience in the cosmetic industry or a laboratory/manufacturing environment in a related industry.
c) Several years of proven experience in the cosmetic industry. Preferably this will be working alongside others who can guide them through parts of the course. The unit authors assume that their readers have a foundation knowledge of the subject matter.
In addition, each applicant should have a minimum of GCSE Grade C (for exams taken prior to 2017) or Grade 5 (for exams taken in or after 2017), or equivalent, in Mathematics and English. Overseas students who do not have English as a first language and have not taken examinations in English, should have passed the IELTS test with an overall academic mark of 6 or have an equivalent qualification.
Once enrolled course fees are non refundable and the place is non-transferable.
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Course Fee for UK, Europe and Worldwide
£4,000+VAT at 20% (if applicable)
The Diploma Course is a one year course which can be deferred to a second year.
Students who wish to defer their studies and complete the Diploma course over a two year period will be subject to a deferral fee of 10% of their original course fee.
Students who wish to ‘opt out’ to the third and final year, will be subject to an additional fee of 15% of their original course fee.
VAT will be added to any additional fees where applicable.
Diplomas are awarded in March at the Diploma Ceremony and posted to those who cannot attend. Please look after your Diploma certificate. The Diploma is not stored electronically and replacement certificates have to be re-produced, they will cost £100.00 + VAT if applicable and standard postage fees. A replacement certificate is an exact duplicate of your original certificate with ‘Replacement Certificate’ reflected on it.
Instalment Payment Plan
Approved instalment payments are linked to the release of the online access codes. This allows students to have access to the course material as required to follow the course calendar. An administration fee is included in each instalment payment. Three instalment payments are required. The first instalment must be made before the course start date, in September, and payments are required as follows within the first year:
Instalment 1 – to be paid by 1st September £2,000.00 (+VAT where applicable) Module One + Two
Instalment 2 – to be paid by 1st December £1,200.00 (+VAT where applicable) Module Three
Instalment 3 – to be paid by 1st April £1,200.00 (+VAT where applicable) Module Four
Examination fees are included in the Course Fees. There are additional fees for re-sitting examinations, for which students are responsible. The SCS operates a £ sterling bank account and your bank will have to make any necessary currency conversions.
We can accept credit card payments but we do not accept American Express credit cards.
We do not offer any refunds. The course is non-transferable.
SCS Diploma in Cosmetic Science Course
You can start your application form for the SCS Diploma in Cosmetic Science by using the Apply button above.
Registration will close on 15 August with the Course officially starting 1 October.
Please also ensure that you indicate on the application form whether you wish to pay in full or by instalments.
When you have submitted the form, we will review your application and you will receive an automated response within 10 working days. If you are successful, we will send a separate email with confirmation along with your invoice.
SCS Diploma in Cosmetic Science Terms and Conditions