Professional Aromatherapy Diploma – Upgrade Course 

The IFPA believe that education is key to the future and the credibility of this wonderful therapy. Students who embark on an IFPA accredited course can be confident that they are studying a course that goes beyond the National Training Standards. This recognised qualification will allow you to seek employment within healthcare organisations, recognition with private health insurance companies and apply for full membership with the IFPA to enjoy their benefits. 

If you do not meet the IFPA standard for membership or would like to add to your existing aroamtherapy knowledge, The Well School would like to welcome you to undertake our upgrade course. 

You will join our student community as per all our diploma students, have access to our twice weekly lessons, engage in all the teaching, homework and case study work to ensure that you fill any gaps in knowledge and enjoy your experience of study while at our school. 

Case studies will be treated via lotions, creams, massage oils in your massage/reflexology practise (if you hold these qualifications already) using our client consultation forms. This is an ideal way to learn about safe blending of essential oils, carrier oils and hydrolats for their therapeutic properties and to be able to use these wonderful oils effectively.

This course content is tailored to the needs of a therapist with existing aromatherapy knowledge (Level 3 Aromatherapy), for some applicants it may be appropriate and beneficial to attend part of our massage study days, this will be discussed at our interview. 

An IFPA certificate of upgrade will be presented to successful candidates on completion of the exam. 


The Aromatherapy Professional Diploma Upgrade Course is taught to the high IFPA standards.


The Aromatherapy Professional Diploma Course is taught to IFPA standards and will include parts of the syllabus below where your learning has need to be filled.

  • The history and philosophy of Aromatherapy
  • The study of over 65 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
  • 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 both modules and exam will be 6 -9 months. Students must complete all modules to be able to take the final theory and any practical examinations. Students must complete all homework, case studies, and assessments and have successfully completed the previous module before embarking on the next. 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.

A payment plan is available to you, with a deposit payment of £250 and the remainder over 5 monthly payments. 

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 we may request that you have a 1-2-1 session with an IFPA examiner.

There will be an exam fee of £80 to pay when you book your exam date. 

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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