IFEAT, in its continuing support of the industry, has provided the possibility for members to join learning programmes and studies on the many aspects of the essential oils and aroma trades.

Following the successful completion of the programmes, students are awarded the IFEAT Flavourist and Perfumery Diplomas.

Flavourist Course

IFEAT is supporting this programme of training modules which has been developed in association with the British Society of Flavourists. The Programme, held within the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Reading, will provide the foundation on which to build a career as a flavourist.

Full information and details of the next course will be posted on the university’s website.

If you require any further information, then please contact the Department on:
Tel: +44 (0) 118 378 8700, Fax: +44 (0) 118 931 0080 or email: food@reading.ac.uk

Aroma Trades Studies (Perfumes and Flavours)

ICATS (The International Centre for Aroma Trades Studies) has been providing bespoke distance learning courses specifically designed for professionals in the global Aroma Trades industry (flavours and fragrances) for well over a decade.

Study on the ICATS programmes (which are aimed at postgraduate learners or those with industry experience) either leads to an industry-recognised full IFEAT Diploma in Aroma Trades Studies (Flavour or Fragrance), or certification for selected modules completed. Designed and written by world-leading industry experts it aims to suit all CPD needs within the Aroma Trades. All awards are validated by IFEAT and fully endorsed by The British Society of Perfumers, The British Society of Flavourists and IFRA UK.

If you would like any further information, then please contact: Sharon Heard, Course Administrator on: aroma@plymouth.ac.uk

For information on this course, visit the course website at: www.icatsaromaeducation.com

ISEO Sponsorship

Over the last few years IFEAT has given financial support for the participation of 20 young scientists students at the annual International Symposium on Essential Oils (ISEO).  This annual scientific meeting of researchers and industrialists is a globally recognised forum for information on new technologies. The IFEAT grant enables some of the top students from around the world to attend. ISEO has acknowledged the benefits of IFEAT funding, and the working cooperation between the two organisations will continue to benefit the industry.

The 48th International Symposium on Essential Oils (ISEO) was held in Pecs, Hungary from 10-13 September 2017 and IFEAT received the following report and acknowledgment of its support:



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