Some common questions asked

Below is a selection of the most common questions we’re asked. Simply click on the questions to expand the panels and view the answers.

I do not live in the UK but want to study in English, is this possible?

You do not need to be in the Uk to study with us, our course are all accessible online so you will need an internet connection (not all the time) to access the online learning platform.

Can I use my own essential oils?

Yes if you have a wide variety of oils you can use these, however if you need to buy essential oils, carrier oils or other base products, an account will automaticall be opened with The Aromatherapy Company with student discount on all products or you can order the full kit through the website here.

How long do I have to complete the course?

For gain the IFPA accreditation you need to complete the course within 3 years of your start date.

How long does it take to complete the course?

If you study around 6 hours a week you should complete the course in 9 – 12 months. You can study at your own pace at a time that’s convenient for you, however the modules will be accessible for a 6 month period, although you can apply for an extension.

If I need to take a break from studying, will it be possible continue at a later date?

You will be able to apply to IFPA for an extension of time, if longer than three years from the start date.

I already hold a massage qualification, or I do not want to learn massage, do I need to re-do the massage module?

Our theory only diploma will be perfect for you. If you are already a complimentary therapist, you can add aromtherapy to your range of treatments by taking this course.

Will I hold a Clinical Aromatherapist qualification?

Once all modules have been completed along with all paperwork, case studies and portfolios, you will be able to call yourself a Clinical Aromatherapist.

How do I take exams?

You will sit a timed multiple choice question paper, with a series of essay questions online. Once the time is up the course work will be automatically sent to us for marking. All practical elements of the diploma course will include an in-house exam that will be set at the end of your massage module. They are verified by an external examiner.

I already hold an A&P qualification, do I need to re-take this qualification?

If your qualification is Level 3 or above and you are using your qualification or it has been obtained in the last 3 years, then it is possible to apply for the A&P element of the course to be bypassed. However, a copy of your certificate must be emailed to The Well School for approval.

What format is the course taught in?

The course is packed with information, like a traditional course, but with lots of links to videos, photos, and there are lots of ways to work on the course. Some students do it solely online whilst others download the coursework or print and use in paper format. The course workbooks are available to complete online and you can e-mail your case study work to your tutor. We also have a Facebook group for interaction between students so that we don’t feel like we are learning alone, please come and find us. The detials will be in your welcome email.

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