Diploma in Aromatherapy

For Practitioners/graduates only holding a level 3 VTCT qualification in Complementary Therapies

Saturdays once a month for 10 months from 10am-5pm

  • Small classes of no more than 4 for lots of individual tutor instruction and support
  • Friendly and informative approach to learning

What does this course involve?

Learn about this amazing Organic Chemistry Holistic healing system and train to be a Clinical Aromatherapist. This is so much more than just a nice smelling massage. Essential oils penetrate in to the body and can make significant cellular changes to the body and brain. This is a skilled profession and much care needs to be taken on how the oils are used and should not be used by the untrained. We learn about the chemical properties of essential oils and their characteristics. You will learn how to blend top, middle and base not oils to find the best synergies to treat posed conditions. You will also learn about the characteristics and properties of carrier oils that essential oils are often blended with. You will learn how to administer oils through various means to treat your clients; immersion, vapourisation, hot and cold compress and through massage. You will learn a very different massage style in order to help the essential oils penetrate into the largest surface area of the body – the skin. If you are currently a massage therapist you will learn new massage skills to enhance your own practice.

How long is the course and what are the dates?

(with one further date for a final practical exam)

We aim for completion of qualification by June 2020 or later TBA with tutor

September 14th& 21st 2019
October 19th
November 16th
December 7th
January 11th& 25th  2020
February 9th
March 8th& 29th

How much does it cost?

£1550 with a £450 deposit and 11 monthly instalments of £100 starting in September 2019. Price includes textbook and registration fees with VTCT. This price also includes a high quality Aromatherapy kit including 30 essential oils worth over £100.

Course numbers: 

There maximum of 4 students only as there are not too many different oils being blended and to a very good tutor/learner ratio. You will receive a high level of teacher input and training on this course.

Where is it held?

The York School of Holistic Therapies is based at Millers Yard, Gillygate, York. AS this is a Saturday courses classes will be taught at St Thomas’ Church Hall. Lowther Street York. There is free parking at this venue.

What will I learn?

You will learn about the groups of essential oils and their properties and effects on the body. This course is designed to be used on in case studies and in class following contra-indications. This course is not suitable during pregnancy. You will learn how to treat up to three conditions using specific synergy blends designed and developed to suit your client needs. You will learn how to use aromatherapy in hot and cold compresses, inhalation, immersion and a specific form of massage that it very different from the Body Massage techniques learnt in the Body Massage level 3 diploma. You will learn how to make compresses and oils for the face, feet, body, room sprays, bath oils etc.

You also will learn;

  • about the history of Aromatherapy and its uses over the ages
  • chemical properties of essential oils
  • methods of extraction
  • safe use essential oils and contra-indications
  • use of at 35-40 plus essential oils and their properties and uses
  • how to blend essential oils
  • synergies
  • carrier oils and use of creams and other products to use with essential oil blends
  • Botanical names of oils and their origins and process of extraction
  • different methods of using and apply blends
  • safe storage and life time of essential oils and carrier oils

Is there a qualification?

VTCT level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy. You will not need to repeat the Anatomy of Physiology unit although you will need to sit the 2 exams if you qualified more than 3 years ago. We aim for completion of qualification by June 2020 or later TBA with tutor.

Do I need previous experience?

VTCT 3 level qualification in Body Massage or Complementary Therapies (including massage)

Please note this course will only run with a minimum of 4 students

Call 07526 691 574 or email us



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