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.

Our Professional Organic Aromatherapy Qualification contains five modules, three aromatherapy theory modules, one business module and one practical massage 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, make this an ideal time to qualify. With the growing interest in the world for wellbeing and self-care, there is a need for therapists who have a high standard of education and qualifications to be able to work safely with clients when it comes to essential oils. We want to offer accurate and safe information so support clients on their journey of health and wellbeing.

Pre requisites & Payment Plan

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. A payment plan is offered with a £250 deposit followed by 10 monthly payment.

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 trusted essential oil suppliers who offer our students discounts on their purchases..

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 a 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 60 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 and body
  • 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 minimum guideline for completing all 5 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 although we aim to get our students through ti their exam within 18 months, if not sooner. Students must complete all 5 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. We have connected with essential oil, uniform, massage couch companies that offer our students discounts on organic essential oils, carriers, bases, hydrolats and products.

Aromatherapy Diploma Examination Day. 

Please book your exam near the end of your course when you know you will be prepared and ready to finish your studies. 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. 


2022/2023 Dates Massage & Clinic Dates – 10am – 5pm

Weekend 1: November 5th & 6th

Weekend 2: November 19th & 20th

Weekend 3: December 3rd & 4th

Weekend 4: January 7th & 8th

Weekend 5: 20 & 21st May (AromaReflex)

Weekend 6: November 25th – Clinic Day
November 26th – Exam day

Start your theory learning today and join the massage module on the above dates.


Weekly lessons will be offered throughout the course to keep you on track, motivated with your home study and to build our student community.

Cooling off Period 

In accordance with the ‘Distance Selling Regulation 2000’ you are entitled to a 7-day cooling off period which enables you to receive your full deposit or fee should you need to cancel your booking. Any cancellation within this period must be in writing via email and within 7 days of booking the course. If a booking is cancelled after the 7 day cooling off period or we do not receive written confirmation, all deposits will be lost as fees are non- refundable and non-transferable 





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