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Small batch chocolate production - Online course - Ongoing entry possible! OEC-2101

Flexible learning, wherever and any time you want! In this online course of the ZDS we show you in theoretical and practical units, how chocolate is made from the bean to the bar.


The course is divided into 11 modules and includes theoretical "teachers lessons” with audio Power Points, 
interactive learning games and small tests to better memorize what you have learned and - to motivate you. 

Important: The entry date is possible at any time! The date below is only for orientation and for a "Start Up Meeting"!

The practical units were filmed in our fully equipped chocolate pilot plant and include both - the process descriptions and an overview of the machines.

The course takes place via our learning platform - at the end of the course, the students have to past a test to obtain the certificate of participation. The course is available online from February, 2021 and accessible 4 months on our platform**.

Your advantages:

  • Flexible learning at any place, at any time
  • Entry possible at any time*
  • Cost saving: You save on travel and hotel accommodation
  • All course materials are easily accessible
  • For any questions, the instructor is at your disposal by e-mail and on fixed dates by video chat

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 Suitable for:

- Chocolatiers

- Small chocolate companies

- Chocolate industry producing premium chocolate

- Production, QA and product development



Important: Even though our units are well timed, online learning requires a different self-motivation than a live course. Certain learning contents are difficult to present without the "look and feel" of a live event.

Here are some  reviews of our participants from the last online-course:

"It is a really great course. The material is really well presented, the professor speak fluent and clear, really easy to understand for a non-native english speaker.

It is nice that there are videos, slides, interactive excercises, quizes, test, external links and references for the information. It is a perfectly well-rounded course. Congratulations"

Do you have questions/wishes?

"To come to ZDS for a hands on with our teacher!"
"I would like, at some point, meet the other students. Otherwise, everything is ok!"


Therefore we offer the participants of our Small-Batch-Online-Course additionally the possibility to learn the practice once again in our classic classroom course.
You will receive a discount of 10% for this course if you're participant of the online course.

If you’re interested in the practical course, just write us an e-mail to: seminar@zds-solingen.de


How do I sign up?

If you do not have a customer account at ZDS, please register first on our website www.zds-solingen.de. Afterwards, you can book the course and we will send you an automated confirmation.

You will receive an invoice before the course starts - after payment of the course fee we will activate your access to the online course.

Tags used: #smallbatch,#onlinecourse


01.02.2021 – 30.05.2021  |  Solingen

Small batch online production


01.02.2021 | 08:00 o'clock


30.05.2021 | 08:35 o'clock



ZDS - Die Süßwaren-Akademie
De-Leuw-Str. 3-9
42653 Solingen

Participant limit

20 Participants for this seminar
5 Participants  per company


  • EN


Participant fee

750,00 €

Reduced Participant fee (only for members of ZDS e.V.)

600,00 €

Services included

  • Course documentation (Online)
  • Online access to our learning platform
  • Certificate of participation

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For the 2nd and any further participant of the same company attractive discounts are available.
For universities a discount of 50% is granted

We are happy to help

Do you have questions, requests and/or suggestions?
Please contact us:

ZDS – The Academy of Sweets
De-Leuw-Str. 1 - 9
D-42653 Solingen, GERMANY
T. +49 (0) 212 / 59 61-32

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