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Soap Making Business Diploma Course

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  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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Soap Making Business Diploma Course

What Will You Learn?

The Soap Making Business Diploma Course is specifically designed to help develop both your creative talents and your business skills. The aim of the course is to lay a foundation in these two primary functions, necessary for succeeding in a craft-centred enterprise.

The first five modules concentrate on how to make soap products - looking at the different soap-making processes, the various design techniques used and what additives are generally included in soap.

The next five modules focus on the business aspect of your company. Here you will learn how to set up your business, create a brand and market and sell your products.

The course starts with an introduction to what soap is, giving you a practical definition and a little history of soap. You’ll learn the most common processes in soap making and be provided with...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: Understanding Soap Making
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Soap?
  • Part 2: Glossary of Soap-Making Terms
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: What You Need
  • Part 1: The Importance of Lye
  • Part 2: Soap-Making Equipment
  • Part 3: Oils in Soap Making
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Soap-Making Processes
  • Part 1: Cold Process
  • Part 2: Hot Process
  • Part 3: Melt and Pour Process and Rebatching
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Soap Additives
  • Part 1: How to Choose the Right Additives
  • Part 2: Blending Essential Oils
  • Part 3: Botanicals and Other Natural Additives
  • Part 4: Recipes
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Colour and Soap-Making Techniques
  • Part 1: Soap Colourants
  • Part 2: Natural Soap Colourants
  • Part 3: Soap Colourants: For Adding Colour Swirls
  • Part 4: Soap Layering Technique and Top Decorations
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Just How Feasible is Your Business?
  • Part 1: The Popularity of Handmade Soap Businesses
  • Part 2: Creating a Feasibility Study
  • Part 3: Developing a SWOT Analysis
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Getting Down to Business – Setting Up
  • Part 1: Deciding on a Business Structure
  • Part 2: Insurance and Trademarks
  • Part 3: Suppliers and Trade Associations
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Legal Considerations and Labelling
  • Part 1: The Importance of the EU Cosmetic Regulations
  • Part 2: Safeguarding Public Health
  • Part 3: Addressing Latest Technology Advancements
  • Part 4: Good Manufacturing Practice
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Branding and Marketing
  • Part 1: The Importance of Branding
  • Part 2: Creating a Marketing Strategy
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Sales and Selling
  • Part 1: How to Price Your Products
  • Part 2: Where to Sell Your Soaps
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Soap Making Business Diploma Course

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

If you want to run a creative business in an industry that has been around for hundreds of years but is still growing, then soap making may be for you and with this course in hand, you’ll have all the tools you need to make it a success. Not only does the Soap Making Business Diploma Course teach you how to make the best possible soap creations but also how to set up and run a viable business.

With no previous experience required in either soap making or running a business, this course could well be your first step into a new career.


The Soap Making Business Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the 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.

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