The final module of this course will see you completing the required 12,000 word thesis based on your preparation and research in Unit 12. This can be technical, creative, historical, economic, or business-focussed as long as it’s relevant to your organisation.
You’ll already have benefitted from the substantial input of your ICATS tutor, and their assistance in selecting the most appropriate topic for your dissertation. Having advised you on the suitable areas of study relevant to you, they’ll also have helped you identify any potential problem areas in order for you to complete your thesis confidently.
Making good use of the solid grounding in primary and secondary research methods from Unit 12, the skills you’ve learnt will let you complete a full dissertation that displays the substantial critical insight required.
“A major highlight of the ICATS calendar is our attendance at the IFEAT Conference. For us, the ‘icing on the cake’ is to meet the ICATS / IFEAT award winning Diploma student in person. Award winners are invited to the conference to receive their prize medal from the IFEAT President and the Chair of the IFEAT Education Committee. With a distance-learning programme, this is a rare time to discuss face-to-face how the programme worked for them.”
— Dr Tony Curtis, ICATS Principal Tutor
What is included
Studying with ICATS gives you ultimate learning flexibility. With no assignment hand-in dates or fixed exam at the end of the year, you’re free to work through your course modules at your own pace.
As an ICATS student, you’ll have the support of a tutor. Experts in their subjects, your tutor will guide you throughout your studies, giving you advice and research approaches for your final dissertation.
ICATS Learning Pack
All the course materials you’ll need are included in your ICATS Learning Package: workbooks, textbooks, and monographs.
Focus on Industry
Having completed your Unit 12 research methods and proposal, whatever your position in the aroma trades industry, your completed dissertation in Unit 13 will be the culmination of many hours of study and will place you in a great position for the next phase of your career.
Foundation Science and Mathematics for the Aroma Trades
Sensory Studies and Odour Taste Language
Aroma Materials of Natural and Synthetic Origin
Flavour Creation and Evaluation
Fragance Creation and Evaluation
Application of Flavouring Materials in Flavoured Products
Application of Aroma Materials in Fragranced Products
Safety, Regulatory and Environmental Issues in the Aroma Trades
Operations, Logistics and Quality Assurance in the Aroma Trades
Business Environment and Marketing in the Aroma Trades
New Product Development in the Aroma Trades
Project Management and the Briefing Process
Financial and Management Issues in the Aroma Trades
Research Methods and Dissertation Proposal