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The course starts with an introduction to what soap is, giving you a practical definition and a little history of soap. Youll learn the most common processes in soap making and be provided with a useful glossary of terms.
Ingredients! You need to know the specific ingredients used in making good soap. The Soap Making Business Diploma Course covers the materials youll be using and how to work with them safely, before going on to explaining the four most popular soap making methods among serious handmade soap-makers: the cold process, the hot process, the melt and pour method and rebatching.
Youll learn how to get creative with the kinds of additives you can add to your soaps, including natural and synthetic scents, botanicals (such as herbs and flowers), therapeutic ingredients, and more. You will learn the different fragrance notes and how to use them in your soap creations; you will also be advised on the best botanicals to include. There are also a couple of related soap recipes for you to try out.
Youll be guided through various techniques for adding colour creating layers, swirls and stripes in your soap bars. You will also learn the difference between pigments, micas and natural colourants that can be found in the foods that you eat and the flowers that you grow.
With your soap making skills honed, now is the time to match your creativity with business acumen. The Soap Making Business Diploma Course guides you through creating your own feasibility study so that you can determine exactly what to expect from building and running your business and what you need to do to ensure that it grows and succeeds.
With the foundations laid, you will go on to learn how to set up your business – deciding on its structure, obtaining insurance, choosing a name, and joining industry groups and associations that will provide support as you build your business up. Youll also learn about trademark and copyright protection and the best ways to source suppliers.
When selling a product such as soap, there are legal considerations that must be met. We take the worry out of this by guiding you step-by-step through what must be done to comply with EU cosmetic legislation, particularly when it comes to labelling your products. Youll also learn how to follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), in relation to production processes and procedures, all of which is crucial in ensuring an efficient and effective business.
Branding and marketing your soap correctly is incredibly important to the success of your business. The Soap Making Business Diploma Course explains why, before guiding you through what should go into your marketing plan and the different tactics you can use.
Finally, you will learn how to price your products, find the various places that you can sell your soaps, and discover how to go about raising your profits and expanding your business.
By the end of the course you will:
- Have been introduced to the history of soap
- Be familiar with the four most popular ways to make handmade soap
- Understand how to use additives in soap making
- Have an in-depth appreciation and knowledge of how to blend scent
- Know how to use exciting layer and swirl design techniques in your soap creations
- Have a number of recipes to start you off on your soap making journey
- Have a comprehensive overview of the legal aspects of selling soaps in the UK and EU
- Understand the importance of creating a brand and know how to do it
- Know how and why to write a feasibility study about your business
- Have the tools to market your products effectively
- Be able to price your products confidently and accurately
Outcome / Qualification etc.
This course isregistered withthe CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.
Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional 15).
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.
Training Course Content
Module 1: Understanding Soap Making
Module 2: What You Need
Module 3: Soap-Making Processes
Module 4: Soap Additives
Module 5: Colour and Soap-Making Techniques
Module 6: Just How Feasible is Your Business?
Module 7: Getting Down to Business Setting Up
Module 8: Legal Considerations and Labelling
Module 9: Branding and Marketing
Module 10: Sales and Selling
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