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Diploma in Aromatherapy

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Delivery Mode   Part-time
Duration   36 weeks
Course Code   10444-STA-22

Dates & Locations

Course Type   Adult
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   12/09/2022
Day/Time   Monday, 09:00-16:30

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as an aromatherapist. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as an aromatherapist.

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as an aromatherapist including mandatory units covering the following: knowledge and understanding of complementary therapy concepts, business practice, anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies. You will also develop your understanding and practical skills to competently provide aromatherapy services.

This course is run one day a week for 36 weeks. The day will consist of both theory and practical studies. There is a substantial amount of assignment work required for this course and would advise 4-6 hours per week study at home.

Students will love our links to industry. We also offer spa trips and in house complimentary training with our Eve Taylor product range as well as offering an extensive programme of short courses that will enhance your skills and ability.

  What You Will Learn

You will learn what it is like to work in the complementary therapies industry and how to work professionally within it. You will also develop knowledge of business and marketing to help you succeed in your new career path.

You will learn the anatomy, physiology and pathologies in detail for each of the systems of the body.

As well as learning how to develop a bespoke treatment plan selecting from carrier oils and essential oils and using them within a massage, inhalations or compresses. By the end of the course you will feel confident to work with a wide range of clients situations.

  Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements are needed. However, good communication skills, good literacy and ICT ability is required, as well as being able to study independently and keep to deadlines.

  Work Experience

Following this course you may wish to progress onto Diploma in Reflexology, Certificate in Swedish Massage or study Body and Spa Therapy at Level 3. You may also want to progress straight into industry, a healthcare setting or become self-employed.


To gain this qualification, you must successfully achieve the following assessments:

Principals and practice of complementary therapies assignment, include three outcomes
Business practice of complementary therapies assignment, includes 3 outcomes
Anatomy and physiology includes twelve assignments and 2 hour exam
Aromatherapy includes completion of 60 treatments written up including reflection and three final observations.

You will be well supported whilst achieving this criteria.


Level 3 Diploma in Body and Spa Therapy
Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology
Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage
Level 3 Award in Indian Head Massage.




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