Course overview

This short course will enable you to learn new skills in both aromatic candle making and maths; through developing and building on existing maths skills to calculate quantities and accurately combine ingredients, correctly balance the percentages of each element and working out how to increase or decrease the weight of ingredients to do this and create safe products, while creating aromatic candles to take home. This course will demonstrate how maths is used in everything that we do, that we have the skills to achieve a goal and that maths can be fun!

Course description

Using essential oils and wax melts, you will precisely weigh and accurately measure the correct ingredients needed to produce a handmade aromatic candle. Following guidance from the Tutor and using handouts to support the lesson, you will select suitable fragrances, waxes and essential oils, and use a variety of tools to make a wax product, considering health and safety while working on the activity at all times. You will use and expand on existing maths skills to correctly measure the candle wick and the outline of the candle and be able to calculate percentages to increase and decrease the size of the candle, which you will complete to take home. Maths is used in everyday life from shopping and paying bills to fun activities, such as this candle making course. By consolidating and improving your maths skills, you will re-discover your maths confidence and realise that these skills can be taken into the workplace or used with children at home in a range of craft activities, such as painting, sewing or cooking, to great effect. There will be the opportunity to progress onto further learning with maths with the WEA or other providers, on completion of this course.

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