Diploma in Aromatherapy
Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy - Fast Track Options- see details below
The aim of this diploma is to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to carry out Aromatherapy treatments and to operate as a professional practitioner.
The skills developed by the learner include: communication skills, organisation skills, the ability to work unsupervised, how to adapt techniques according to the situation, the ability to plan and promote services and advise on aftercare.
The knowledge acquired by the learner will enable them to understand how the related body systems work, the effect aromatherapy treatments can have on each of these systems and the theory behind each technique performed.
Aromatherapy is a well known and much loved complementary therapy, offering a real alternative to health care through the use of essential oils.
This course is comprehensive in both theoretical and practical terms and provides credits and units that are mapped to the National Occupational Standards for Aromatherapy in this country and the content complies with the Aromatherapy Core Curriculum. Upon completion you will be a fully qualified professional Aromatherapist and will be able to apply for membership of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). This is a register that is recognised by the NHS.
The four units that make up the course are:
Anatomy and Physiology and Pathology
Principles and Practice of Complementary Therapy
Business Practice for Complementary Therapies
Study will comprehensively cover the theory and practical application of essential oils within the professional and clinical healthcare environment. Assessment is ongoing - and is done via course work and practical assessments and case studies. You should be prepared to set aside about several hours per week to cover practice and to develop as a competent practitioner via comprehensive and detailed work on your case studies. Over the course of your studies you will put together a portfolio of evidence, to include evidence of understanding of all the learning outcomes of the curriculum.
You will have the opportunity to join as a student member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists - and this is very much encouraged as it is good to receive the support of a Professional body such as this from an early stage.
Your tutor Linda Dayman has over 15 years of clinical experience a an Aromatherapist and offers a wealth of knowledge about this and other therapies and the business of complementary therapy. She will give her full support during the course and following it.
Class size will be limited to a maximum of 8 students to allow for plenty of individual attention and quality training. The course will run over seven weekends to cover the Provide Aromatherapy Unit of the total qualification. It is necessary that each candidate also attends the separate evening classes run in blocks of 10 weeks throughout the year at the West Shires School to gain the Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology Certificate and also attends the extra weekend to obtain the other two core units - Princples and Practice and Business Practice.
If you are already trained in Massage and have an Anatomy and Physiology level 3 qualification and have the core units Principles and Practice for Complementary Therapists and Business Practice for the Complementary Therapist (you may have done the Reflexology Diploma to have these) within the last three years- then you can train for the FAST TRACK Aromatherapy Diploma - which takes place over two weekends. You will have four days contact with your tutor and in between time you will complete the necessary assignments for the PROVIDE AROMATHERAPY unit and complete your case studies.
You will need to do a level 3 Anatomy and Physiology course for complementary therapists and complete the two other core units: Principles and Practice for Complementary Therapists and Business Practice for Complementary Therapists - please enquire and we will organise for you to complete these modules. You will also need to already have or be prepared to study Swedish Massage.
Dates for the next A&P course 2020
25th January - Anatomy & Physiology module
29th February - Anatomy & Physiology module
21st March- Anatomy & Physiology module
25th April - Anatomy & Physiology module
9th May - half day - A&P exams
Fast Track: £600
A&P - £350
Principles and Practice - a two day course - £150