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VTCT Level 3 Diploma

In Aromatherapy

Successful completion of this course will enable learners to join professional, recognised organisations including The Federation Of Holistic Therapists, The International Federation Of Professional Aromatherapists and The Complementary And Natural Healthcare Council


The following units are including in this diploma:


UV31268 Principles And Practice Of Complementary Therapies

UV31267 Business Practice For Complementary Therapies

UV31299 Knowledge Of Anatomy, Physiology And Pathology For Complementary Therapies

UV31301 Provide Aromatherapy For Complementary Therapies


The aromatherapy course runs over 9 full days on a monthly basis (with the exception of the first 2 weekends) followed by a final 1/2 day for assessment


There are no pre-entry requirements for this course


The cost for the aromatherapy unit is £1,190 which includes face-to-face training, manuals, online resources, email support and assessment


Learners will need to compile a portfolio of evidence, complete case studies and assignments.  Learners will be expected to complete 60 aromatherapy treatments before the end of the course. This is a requirement of VTCT which demonstrates the professional nature of this course


Learners will need to bring their evidence to a final 1/2 day session during which a practical assessment will be undertaken

Additional costs - £108.00 VTCT fee (2021-2022)


Learners are expected to wear salon uniform, minimal makeup, no nail polish and hair should be tied back and off the face.  If learners do not own a salon uniform, they may wear black trousers, flat closed-in black shoes, black socks and a plain black t-shirt or polo shirt

This course covers:


Aromatherapy Unit

42 essential oils and 19 carrier oils; preparation of self, client and work area for treatment; benefits and effects of aromatherapy; contra indications; consultations; health, safety and security; history, philosophy and role of aromatherapy and other massage traditions; taxonomy, nomenclature, structure and function of plants in relation to the production of essences, fixed carrier oils and other media; methods of extraction; chemical constituents of essences; percentage dilutions and blending techniques; degradation and spoilage of essential oils; uses, application and origin of essences, fixed oils and other media; safe handling of products; importance of correct maintenance and storage of products, materials, tools and equipment; contra actions and aftercare advice; legislation; evaluation and reflection

Assessment is by way of assignments. There is no external exam paper


Principles And Practice For Complementary Therapies Unit

The history, origins and theories of complementary therapies, legislation, codes of conduct, professional organisations, consultation and communication techniques, confidentiality, treatment planning and referrals

Assessment is by way of assignments. There is no external exam paper


Business Practice For Complementary Therapies Unit

Legislation, insurance, marketing and public relations, employment opportunities, business types and business plan

Assessment is by way of assignments.  There is no external exam paper


Anatomy, Physiology And Pathologies Unit (Distance Learning)

Organisation of the body

Skin, hair and nails

The skeletal system

The cardiovascular system

The digestive system

The endocrine system

The lymphatic system

The muscular system

The nervous system

The respiratory system

The reproductive system

The urinary system

There is an exam paper for this unit


Next Course Date(s)


Weekend Courses


Saturday and Sunday

12-13 September 2020

19-20 September 2020

10 October 2020

7 November 2020

16 January 2021

13 February 2021


Saturday and Sunday

11-12 September 2021

18-19 September 2021

16 October 2021

20 November 2021

11 December 2021

15 January 2022


6 March 2021 (Principles And Practice and Business Practice units)

13 November 2021 (Principles And Practice and Business Practice units)




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