Professional Aromatherapy Diploma – Including massage
We hope our courses have been set so that you may learn in the most convenient way that fits in with your lifestyle and commitments.
Professional Organic Aromatherapy Qualification contains four modules, three theory modules and one practical module.
What you will achieve from our course
The course is taught to high level of education and meets the National Occupational Standards and approved by the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. IFPA is one of the largest professional Aromatherapy practitioner organisations in the world, an authority in the field of Complementary Medicine with a strong international membership.
On successful completion of the course including the practical and theory examination you will be eligible to join the IFPA as a practising full member, qualified to work as a Clinical Aromatherapist Practitioner in a beauty, natural therapy clinic or set up your own business.
Aromatherapy & Holistic therapies are fast growing complementary therapies, which make this an ideal time to qualify. Aromatherapy Treatments are being offered in some NHS practices, Hospitals, Hospices, Complementary Health Clinics, and Private Medical Clinics.
No previous background in Aromatherapy or massage required.
For those who are interested, it is quite possible to study Aromatherapy without the massage element of the course (please see our theory only diploma course).
If you are looking to progress with your studies toward a professional qualification, IFPA requires that students also be qualified in Anatomy & Physiology to ITEC, BTEC Level. We offer this course, which can be taken at the same time as a distance learning option with full tutor support. Our A&P course can be found here.
We would need to see proof of any existing A&P qualification in order to be able to award you with the Aromatherapy Diploma and to present to IFPA for your membership.
The Courses must be paid for at the time of booking. You may book each level individually.
Products are not included, although we offer student discounts on all essential oils, carriers, hydrolats, bases and our range of blended products and kits to support your learning can be bought direct with The Aromatherapy Company.
Fees are non-refundable, although you may be able to transfer to another date if you provide good reason for not being able to attend a previously confirmed date for in-house training.
In the unfortunate event that The Well School cancels or delays an Aromatherapy Company course a full refund will be given by the Well School if a suitable alternative date cannot be agreed upon.
The course syllabus
The Aromatherapy Professional Diploma Course is taught to IFPA standards.
- The history and philosophy of Aromatherapy
- The study of over 40 individual essential oils
- Methods of production; the necessity for quality in essential oils, carriers & hydrolats
- Safe use, administration & blending of essential oils
- Aroma-chemistry, the components of essential oils and their synergy
- The benefits & therapeutic properties of essential oils for the mind body & spirit
- The philosophy of holistic treatments & complementary therapy
- Massage techniques and the health benefits of Aromatherapy massage
- Contra indications and cautions for safe massage practice
- Client care – confidentiality, communicating effectively appropriately and client record taking
- Professional conduct, health & safety in the workplace
- Research skills and professional self development
The guideline for completing all 4 modules (theory and practical) is 9 months, around 6 hours a week, but this is dependent on the package you choose and whether you are studying the massage module. The recommended maximum time for completing all 4 modules is 3 years.
Students must complete all 4 modules to be able to take the final theory & practical examinations. Students must complete all homework, case studies, and assessments and have successfully completed the previous module before embarking on the next.
Students who have already gained a qualification in Massage may be eligible to become a full member of IFPA on a theory only qualification (please see our theory only course option). Your case studies will be using your knowledge of blending and working with your clients with lotions, creams, gels and other uses of organic essential oils.
Our courses are run in line with IFPA Guidelines & Regulations.
The Well School runs a course that requires documented home case study practical sessions, assessments, revision, assignments & research.
Students are entitled to a discounted price on The Aromatherapy Company organic essential oils, carriers, bases, hydrolats and products. A student account will be opened for you upon receipt of payment of your course.
Exam Fee – in-house £80
Please book your exam near the end of your course when you know you will be prepared and ready to finish your studies. Aromatherapy Diploma Examination Day. When we are confident that you are ready, you will sit a 2 1⁄2hr theory exam paper and massage students will complete a full body Aromatherapy massage including client analysis, case record taking and after care advice in exam conditions. There will be an exam fee of £80 to pay when you book your exam date.
For those students travelling from abroad on a student visa to study with us, we can discuss exam options as you make arrangements to attend the level 4 class. Should you choose to take your practical module in Japan or one of our other satellite schools, please do get in touch to arrange your training and your exam.
6th & 7th July
28th & 29th September
8th & 9th February
Additional dates will be offered for blending workshops, revision sessions. Webinars will be offered throughout the course to keep you on track, motivated with your home study and to build our student community.
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