If I do the online perfumery course will I learn enough to start making my own fragrances?
You will certainly gain an excellent foundation to start. My courses are very intensive and I teach the way I would want to learn, in a very matter of fact, non waffling way. I teach you the essentials of what you need to know to start your fragrant journey and so much more You will learn more in 3 modules than you would in 3 years of self-studying on forums, blogs and reading books
I am based in New Zealand, can I still learn online?
Yes of course! I have students all over the world, on every continent. From the UK to Nigeria, from the US to Australia, Jamaica, Japan, Europe and the Middle East. The access is all done online through a learning portal, so as long as you have an internet connection you can do the course.
The course title says 'Natural' perfumery, do only teach about natural oils?
I teach mostly naturals as that is what is easier to understand when first approaching perfumery, but I do also educate you about natural isolates and synthetic molecules, quite a number are discussed during the course and you will use them to make some of your perfume blends.
How is it possible to learn perfumery online, don't I need to be with you in a live setting to get the best learning experience?
My students say that the online course is like being in the same room as me, except I won’t interrupt you when you speak!
But seriously, the lectures are recorded, they are not just boring slides and workbooks, I have video tutorials as well. We work together through the course and in the section where we learn about the oils and the families I am there with you, experiencing those same oils as you while I educate you about them.
You will feel very involved and engaged. I have designed the course the way I would want to learn, and all my students absolutely love it.
If, however you really want a live class then I shall be offering my 3- and 5-day courses again once travels restrictions are lifted. They will be held in France, and I will be offering residential and non-residential courses.
I want to learn online but I do not have any materials, can I buy them from you?
Currently I do not offer the raw materials for sale as there are established companies far better equipped than us to supply you with what you need.
However, once you purchase the course you will immediately receive documents with material suppliers lists that are based around the world. Two of which have kits.
The companies are verified by me and if ever I get negative feedback, from a student about a supplier, I remove them from the list and update it.
One of the documents has recommended equipment that you will need during the course with tips on how to buy them.
I also offer you support during the course if you are not sure about where to buy or have any queries about supplies
Is there a limit to the access for the online courses?
No way!! You can have 24/7 access which means you can learn in your own place at your own pace with absolutely no limits!
The recorded lectures require a good internet connection, but the audio files, workbooks and guides can be downloaded so you can keep them and access them offline.
How do I access the online course, is it done by email?
The courses and classes are on a structured online learning portal that gives you access to all you need for an effective learning experience.
Once you purchase the course you will get your log in details emailed to you so you can create your own password.
on the perfumery course there are 3 modules and each module has a series of lessons that you can watch online with supporting materials available to download and keep.
The modules are 'drip fed' to ensure structured learning in the correct order: The first module is accessible immediately.
Module 2 is available two weeks after enrolment and module 3 is accessible after 4 weeks.
You will access from anywhere in the world at any time of the day, as long as you have internet connection.
What does CPD stand for?
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development and is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. To have the accreditation for my courses means they offer a structured, practical and methodical approach to learning You can find out more here: https://cpduk.co.uk/explained
Is there a time limit to my access?
You will have 12 months access to the Perfumery course so you can take you own time, there are no deadline pressures and the course can work around your lifestyle
Some students complete it in 8 weeks some take more than a year so I extend their access. I am very flexible and supportive of my students needs.
The Skincare course has a 6 months window of access and you can actually complete it in a week if you knuckle down and have the ingredients! But again if you need more time I will gladly give it to you.
The single classes give you 30 days access but you can watch them in just a few minutes!
When does my access start, when I pay or when I enroll?
Your access starts whenever YOU are ready! I have students that want to take advantage of special offers or coupon codes and purchase the course before they are ready to start. They then buy the materials from the suppliers list, and once they are ready, they give me the go-ahead and I enroll them on the course with full access.
Will I get a Certificate?
All paid classes and courses provide you with a certificate upon completion.
CPD Accredited Certificates are awarded for the following courses:
A Certificate in Natural Perfumery/online
A Certificate in Natural Perfumery/live-in-France
Creating Natural Skincare /online
Aromas & Alchemy, aromatherapy course/online
An Introduction to Perfumery/live-in-France
I live overseas how will I get my certificate from the online course?
It will be emailed to you either by myself or the CPD in the UK. You can have a hardcopy posted to you at an extra cost of $15 plus postage, if you wish.
How can I make the payment?
You can pay by credit card or Paypal, if you don't like paying with these methods you can always pay via bank transfer. Payments should be paid in advance.
and there is a 3 month payment plan available for the full module perfume course.
Are there any assignments?
Only on the full perfume course. There is one practical assignment at the end of each module. You can take your time to do this as there is no rush and you submit it through the online learning portal. Once submitted I will review it and give you constructive and helpful feedback.
I am sure with my teachings you will get it approved first time! But if you have gone a little bit awry I can help you get back on track and you may resubmit it as many time as you wish.
Are there any exams?
For the Perfume course there is a multiple choice exam with 100 questions, the pass rate is 70%. I need to make sure that you have learnt enough and understood each module before you can gain your certificate and the exam is part of the CPD requirement.