The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy is a substantial qualification that has been designed to prepare you for a career as an aromatherapist. This qualification covers:
Knowledge and understanding of complementary therapy concepts
Anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies
You will also develop your understanding and practical skills to competently provide aromatherapy services
You will develop a range of technical skills enabling you to blend essential oils tailor-made for each client and provide relaxing aromatherapy massage treatments using a variety of massage techniques
This is a practitioner level qualification.
National Occupational Standards (NOS)
This qualification is based on the complementary therapy national occupational standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as an aromatherapist.
To undertake this qualification, you must also achieve the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage qualification. This is an online course with an exam and will be completed prior to starting. VTCT L3 Aromatherapy is designed for learners aged 16 years and over.
Throughout this qualification you will produce a portfolio of evidence. This will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. Your work will be assessed, and quality assured by centre staff. An external quality assurer, appointed by VTCT, will visit our centre to sample and quality-check assessments, the internal quality assurance process and the evidence gathered.
You must carry out and document evidence for at least 60 treatments consisting of the following:
- a) Aromatherapy massage (minimum of 36 treatments) – six clients must receive a minimum of six treatments
- b) Other methods of application (minimum of 9 treatments) – compresses, inhalations, blending of creams/lotions etc.
You will be observed on three occasions by your assessor to show your competence.
You will complete four assignments to show your knowledge.
You will complete two exams.
The course will be delivered one day a month over six months 10.00am-4.00pm.
Start date: On a Sunday. Please contact the academy for dates.
Course fee – £895
The course fee includes VTCT registration and fee for VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage qualification.
Face-to-face training, manuals, online course content, email support and assessment.
*If you attended the one-day taster course for Aromatherapy you will receive a £50 discount on this course.
A £150 non refundable deposit will be required to secure a place.