Diploma in Aromatherapy

Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy  
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, Physiology and Pathologies and Commonly Prescribed Medications

Professional and Practice Managment and the Law for the Therapist

Aromatherapy Theory and Understanding of CAM

Clinical Aromatherapy - Theory and Practice


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.  


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 6 students and is run over 9 monthly weekends.  


We are currently redesigning and upgrading this course and so do not have current dates for the next course.  Please enquire if you are interested in training as an Aromatherapist.  You may be able to begin by completing the first two units as part home and part attended study in preparation for completing the rest of the qualification.