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Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy

This qualification includes various types of massage training. For a qualification in essential oils without massage, please see Essential Oils Practitioner Diploma.

The Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy is accredited by the FHT. On completion of the qualification, as well as being a qualified aromatherapist, you will be able to join the FHT Accredited Register. The course complies with the Aromatherapy Council Core Curriculum and National Occupational Standards and is a detailed and high level qualification.

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The training course takes one academic year (10 months) and you will cover the following modules:

  1. Aromatherapy: history, philosophy, uses.
  2. Essential oils: botany, chemistry, blending and uses.
  3. Practical: full body massage, aromatherapy facial, seated back, head and shoulder massage, pregnancy massage.

Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence and 60 treatments to perform and record outside of class time. There will also be an assessed clinic where you will conduct an observed practical session.

If you are an existing therapist, then you will spend 14 days in class covering the 3 modules listed above. If you are not already a therapist (with a recognised qualification) then you will need to also complete the following modules:

  1. Principles and practice of complementary therapies.
  2. Business practice for complementary therapies.
  3. Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for complementary therapies

Modules 4 and 5 require attendance on an extra course day, date to be arranged.

Module 6: Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology can be studied via distance learning with Essential Training Solutions. You can select either the

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To purchase this option so that you are correctly registered as a Gaia School student please press this button: FHT Approved Qualification:
Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology
Online Course £70


For more information on the VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies online course content please scroll through the Essential Training Solutions webpage to the right

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To purchase this option so that you are correctly registered as a Gaia School student please press this button: VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies, UK & International £340

You will study 70 essential oils within this course. The standard syllabus for a Level 3 qualification is 42 essential oils. Aromatherapists are only insured to use oils they have been trained in using. Therefore the inclusion of a further 28 oils in this course will extend the range that you will be able to use with your clients.

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As well as studying all the basics of aromatherapy, and several different types of massage (full body, facials, seated and pregnancy), the course contains various advanced aromatherapy topics ranging from using oils in palliative and cancer care, and women’s health, to working with those with neurological conditions (including autism, ADHD and sensory processing disorders), to working with subtle energy techniques.

We also cover product making, engaging in creating blends for various products such as creams, sprays, shampoos and aroma sticks etc. Some of the blends will be added to pre-made base products, but you will also be taught how to make some products from the raw materials, and we will cover good manufacturing practice, and correct labelling requirements.

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