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Candle Making Business Diploma Course

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Candle Making Business Diploma Course

How to Build a Successful Candle Making Business

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Candle making can be a fun and exciting hobby. Making beautiful candles all by your self is definitely lots of fun. Plus, this hobby gives you a chance to also make lovely ornamental candles that can be used for decorating your own home; they can also make great presents too.

If you are passionate and really enjoy making candles, you could certainly consider pursuing this exciting hobby as a full-time career by setting up your own candle making business.  If you’re dedicated to making your new business a success then this detailed candle making course, will guide you on the various steps and materials involved in candle making.

The first module is entirely dedicated to candle making. It guides you about the basic candle making methods, different kinds of wax and various types of wicks. Moving on, you will learn all about the safety precautions you need to take while making candles, and will also be educated about ways to make your workplace safe.

In the third module, you will learn about how to roll the candles, pour them, make your own wax sheets, make different candle shapes, experimenting with colours and information on containers and additives. The next module is about molded candles, including automatic wicking, two-piece mold making and plaster bandage molds.

The fifth module throws light on the dipped candles and will guide you on how to safely dip the candles you make and will also discuss the candle burning process. You will learn about lots of other candles, such as birthday candles, hand molded candles, beaded candles, scented candles, Danish tapers, beeswax candles, multi-wick candles, twisted tapers, themed and floating candles.

In the seventh module, you will be guided on how to decorate candles by using stencils, paints, colours, pressed flowers and other embellishments. This is another significant chapter as it guides you about the techniques for creating stunning candles. Find out how you can set up your own business in the eighth chapter along with information on where to find the necessary supplies and equipment. You will learn about the different marketing techniques required for promoting your business in the last module. This is an incredibly important chapter, as the marketing strategy you select will decide the success of your business.

By the time you finish this course, you will have complete comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to make beautiful candles and how to build a successful business following your new candle making passion. 


Frequently Asked Questions:

This course will take you up to 100 hours to complete working from home, there is no time limit to complete your course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.


Up on completion of the course assessment questions you will receive your Candle Making Business Diploma certificates from the Centre of Excellence.

Course Syllabus:


Module 1: Candle Making

Basic Methods

Wax 101

The Wicks



Module 2: Safety First



Dressing the Part




Module 3: Handmade Candles

Rolling Your Candles

Pouring the Candles

Making Your Own Wax Sheets

Making Shapes


The Containers

Experimenting with Colours



Module 4: Molded Candles 

What are they?


Automatic Wicking

Two Piece Mold Making

Plaster Bandage Molds

Shapes and Colours



Module 5: Dipped Candles

Dipping the Wick

The Candles

How to Dip?

Candle Burning



Module 6: Other Candles

Types of Candles

Birthday Candles

Hand Molded Candles

Danish Tapers



Module 7: Decorating 


Candle Painting

Carved Candles

Novelty Candles

Textured Candles

Wax Applique

Pressed Flowers and Grasses

Waxing Real Flowers

Center Pieces

Candle Holders



Module 8: Setting Up Your Business

Where to Work From

Financial Aspects - Costs

Packaging Your Candles

Where to Source Materials

Getting Customers

Choose Your Target Markets



Module 9: Marketing

Marketing Your Business


Promotional Tools

Trade Shows, Craft Fairs and Events

Free Media Publicity

Selling Online

Social Media


Making Video Demos for YouTube




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.


All of the online course materials are emailed over to you as e-documents, if you would prefer a hard copy of the course materials to be posted out to you please select this when checking out.