Formula Botanica’s courses are 100% online which means that you can live anywhere in the world and study with us. It also gives you flexibility to study around other commitments such as work or family. Online learning has many benefits but is different to face-to-face learning so here are some suggestions to help you get ready to learn online.
Create a study space
When you take a course with Formula Botanica, we suggest you create your dedicated formulation lab for your experiments. This is simple and fun and you can find the step by step guide here.
It’s also important to have a suitable space to study the theoretical elements of your course, which will help you stay focused and make the most of your courses. This area can be next to your formulation lab or in a separated space. The important thing is that you remove as many distractions as possible and dedicate your full attention to your studies during this time.
Create a schedule
One of the most important skills for any student is time management, especially those who are juggling childcare, jobs, and other responsibilities. Here at Formula Botanica our Student Experience and Education team are periodically conducting Study Sessions on Time Management so we can help you to organise your studies. We also have very helpful Study Guides available to all students for each course, which will help you plan your time and become a successful Formula Botanica graduate.
Always remember, you are the only person standing between where you are now and achieving your dream of becoming a successful indie beauty formulator! It is therefore imperative that you identify a time to study that will suit your own schedule. It is a good idea to sit down and review all your other activities and plan a time to study each week. Many of our students view this as “me time” and share their plan with their family or friends so that as much as possible they are not disturbed during this time.
Make a plan to study each week so that you are committing to your studies and set some goals for when you would like to achieve certain modules and ultimately when you would like to complete your course. Make a note of your course deadline so that you are aware of this from the start. To get an idea of how long it takes to complete one of our courses please read this guide.
Engage with the community and other students
Before you enrol onto one of our courses you can start getting involved with our fantastic and supportive community. Join our free networking group (link to networking group FAQ) and join like-minded formulators, and cosmetic entrepreneurs. We also have many amazing sessions in our club on Clubhouse where we discuss topics on organic / natural skincare & haircare formulation, botanical ingredients research and indie beauty business & entrepreneurship.
Once you have enrolled with us you will then get access to our Online Classroom, course specific tutor forums or groups on Facebook. Here you can get support from our Education Team, Student Mentors and most importantly other students. Our community is incredibly supportive and we have many success stories from students who have managed to connect with a study buddy. You can find a study buddy once you are enrolled with us – this is something we actively encourage and promote once you start your studies with us.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Formula Botanica community!