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Chocolate Making Business Diploma Course

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Chocolate Making Business Diploma Course

If you have a passion for chocolate and have been thinking about starting up your own business then this course is definitely for you!

Chocolate is one of our nation's best loved treats, with last year's sales in the UK alone increasing by a whopping 15% the chocolate industry is one that will continue to boom. The perfect gift for birthdays, Christmas ,and any other special occasion, there is always an opportunity to sell your chocolate creations!

Whether you have a small family recipe to make the best homemade white chocolate or whether you want to aim big and start your own brand of chocolate to stock at supermarkets, you can be sure to attract buyers for whatever it is that you want to produce.

Around the world, chocolate is one of the leading favourite foods. In fact, there are so many different types of chocolate that it wouldn't be wrong to say that there is a type for everyone. There is your classic milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate, and then there are all these wonderful fusions of different flavours that excite the palate. Many chocolates also have different additions; some have a rich caramel filling while others are stuffed with almonds. Across the world, you will find modifications made to the same basic kind of chocolate. China and Japan are famous for the wonderful, and sometimes-eccentric, flavour combinations they have created, such as chocolate flavoured with green tea.

What You Will Gain from the Course

The purpose of this course is to guide you through the whole process of setting up your own chocolate business. The course begins by discussing a number of reasons why it is actually feasible for you to enter into this industry, and then discusses the ingredients that go into making standard chocolate.

The course then moves onto the business aspect of chocolate-making and talks about how and why you need to define the products you will be making. It then introduces you to the different types of chocolate – such as milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate and raw chocolate – as well as their uses, ingredients, history, and popularity. The next couple of chapters then focus on the technical aspect of the business, such as what kind of place you will need to set up, what kind of equipment is needed, how you need to market your product, and what kind of costs you can expect to incur during the process of establishing and running your own chocolate-making business.

This course also contains details about other aspects of making chocolate and different types of confectionary, such as: marzipan, cookies, pralines, disks, soufflés, molten treats, cakes, cupcakes, and chocolate chips. It also teaches you about the different types of decorations that can be made from chocolate, such as chocolate bases, tubes and figures.

Lastly, the course focuses on a very important aspect of the process of manufacturing chocolate, which is the supply chain: how to find the best supplier, how to maintain a healthy relationship with your suppliers, what kind of networking is needed, and what perks you can offer to suppliers.

Each chapter of this course is followed by a comprehensive summary that highlights the main point of the chapter and an assessment to test how well you have retained the information.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Chocolate Making Business Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates, which will enable you to get insurance.

This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition based courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

Course Syllabus:

Module 1: Chocolate

  • Why chocolate?
  • Chocolate and Other Ingredients
  • Define Your Products
  • White Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Cooking Chocolate
  • Compound Chocolate
  • Modelling Chocolate
  • Chocolate Fountains
  • Bittersweet Chocolate
  • Semi-sweet Chocolates
  • Couverture Chocolate
  • Unsweetened Chocolate
  • Raw Chocolate
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 2: Getting Started

  • Setting up Your Workspace
  • Finding a Space
  • Needed Equipment
  • Composition
  • Ganache
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 3: Confections

  • Truffles
  • Gandzuja
  • Marzipan
  • Caramelised Gianduja
  • Pralines
  • Cookies
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Chocolate Disks
  • Chocolate Buttons
  • Chocolate Flowers
  • Chocolate Cakes
  • Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Molten Chocolate Treats
  • Soufflé
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 4: Showpieces

  • Decorating with Chocolate
  • Chocolate Bases
  • Chocolate Tubes
  • Chocolate Figures
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 5: Making Chocolate

  • How Is It Made?
  • Recipes
  • Painting and Piping
  • Fundamentals
  • Packaging
  • Cocoa
  • Storage
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 6: The Costs

  • The Cost
  • Budget
  • The Journey
  • A Business Plan
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 7: Market Your Thoughts

  • Promoting Your Product
  • Platforms
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Google Ads and Online Marketing
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 8: Suppliers

  • Getting Suppliers
  • Keeping Suppliers and Building a Relationship with Them
  • Perk to Suppliers
  • Networking
  • Summary
  • Assessment
  • Conclusion

Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

All courses can be paid for using our secure online payment system or via paypal. 


If you would prefer to pay via bacs payment or via cheque please email us at or call us on 0800 955 6808 for more assistance.


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