This course provides the basic skills to practise and gain insurance as a professional Aromatherapist. You will be involved in commercial sessions towards the latter part of your course, for real life experience. After successful completion of this course students can gain practitioner status.
There is a strong theoretical and practical emphasis on this course.
The course comprises of 4 units:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Principles and practices for complementary therapies
- Prepare and provide aromatherapy
- Business practice for complementary therapies
You may be called to be sampled by the VTCT External Quality Assurer on a different day and/or time to that which you usually attend for your training. If this happens, it is mandatory for you to attend to complete your qualification.
Minimum of 3 practical assessments, 60 case studies and task sheets plus 2 written anatomy, physiology and pathology multiple choice papers.
- Each application considered on individual merit
- Entry is subject to interview
- A Level 3 Swedish body massage qualification is essential
- A recognised anatomy and physiology qualification at Level 3 or above either through the health care field eg. Nursing, NVQ 3 Beauty Therapy or other related therapies (learners are still required to sit the anatomy and physiology examination during the course). Alternatively the anatomy and physiology course can be studied alongside this course on a separate evening (a discounted fee may be available if applicant studies both courses).
- Students will need to be physically fit to carry out massages and will be asked to sign a health declaration.
- Book – Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by J Lawless (approx £15)
- 42 Essential Oils and 9 Carrier Oils (approx £100)
- Therapy tunic and trousers (approx £40)
- Name badge (approx £5)
- Therapy couch (desirable for home practice)
- Record of Assessment book £9
- Stationery approximately – £30
Private practice, health spas, health and leisure.
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.