Foundation science and mathematics for the Aroma Trades
For anyone looking to advance their career in the aroma trades, the first module of the course covers all the basics of science and maths you’ll need to know to go forward. Unlike a general science course, you’ll focus entirely on the specifics needed for your job, gaining an understanding of the chemistry, microbiology and mathematics involved.
You’ll learn the principles of carbon bonding, functional groups and statistical techniques, as well as physical and analytical chemistry and microbiology. Each topic is relevant to the aroma trades, so this concentrated module will give you the best foundation for your ongoing studies.
“Leonardo da Vinci was as great a scientist as he was an artist: he required expertise in chemistry to prepare his pigments, understanding of physics to utilise light and perspective and outstanding anatomical knowledge to produce excellent representations of the human form. In the aroma trades, similar foundations in the sciences are required to move onto creation, manufacture and application.”
— 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, monographs and sensory kit.
Focus on Industry
These core skills form the basis of all the key careers in the industry including evaluator, perfumer, QC, business and marketing.
Build a strong foundation for any career in the aroma trades by understanding the chemical bonding and functional groups in common aroma chemicals
Perfect your own practice by learning about physical chemistry methods and processes, including pH and emulsions, before moving onto creation, application and manufacturing
Comprehend the analytical methods used in the aroma trades - these are important for all aspects of the AT including creation, manufacturing, quality control and conformance to regulations
Understand and use the calculations found in the aroma trades by mastering applicable statistical methods
Gain fresh insights and techniques to take into the microbiological issues relevant to fragranced or flavoured products
By completing this module, you’ll acquire invaluable knowledge and understanding of key aspects of science and mathematics that apply to fragrances and flavours
Combine units and become Certified
Odour and Flavour 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
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