Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy – Theory

Course code: PPA001

Your career in Aromatherapy starts with us – all from the comfort of your own home!

  • Understand the theory and practical elements of working in this field
  • Apply for insurance to be able to practice professionally
  • Encounter a wide range of conditions to prepare you for your career
  • Develop your career within Aromatherapy
This course is only available as a study pack.
Course overview

This Diploma is provided by Open Study College in partnership with Penny Price Academy of Aromatherapy, who are one of the UK’s leading organisations for Aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is the use of plant extracts and oils for cosmetic and healing purposes. Explore all elements including the muscular and respiratory systems, botany and plants uses, as well as diagnosis and prescription.
In addition to providing an excellent knowledge base in Aromatherapy, this course is ideal for:
• Those who wish to start a career as a Qualified Clinical Aromatherapist
• Those who wish to go on to further development courses and training
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with a Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy and will be a Qualified Clinical Aromatherapist.

Course Duration

Up to 4 years to complete the course.

Course Outcome

You receive your Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy. Qualified Clinical Aromatherapist status.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course

Assessment

Written assignments and examinations.

Course content
  • The properties and effects of 12 of the most popular essential oils
  • Methods of extraction, storage and blending and the use of carrier oils
  • History of aromatherapy and massage, with the philosophy of holistic healing
  • Introduction to botany, plant cell function and photosynthesis
  • Introduction to case taking and assessment
  • Choosing appropriate oils, creams and lotions used in the aromatherapy treatment for specific ailments and conditions
  • Introduction to plant families and therapeutic and physical properties of essential oils and their pharmacological effects on the body
  • Properties and effects of 15 essential oils
  • Introduction to the chemistry of essential oils and their component parts
  • Introduction to hydrolats
  • Information on plant families and essential oils is expanded
  • Organic chemistry and essential oil components awareness
  • Toxicity, essential oil purity and safety
  • 9 carrier oils are discussed in depth
  • Allergy and substance sensitivity
  • The properties and effects of 15 essential oils
  • Differences between plant medicine and orthodox medicine
  • Comprehensive study of common ailments, including those arising from care for the elderly, pregnancy and paediatrics, depression, special needs and massage with cancer patients
  • Olfaction and its psychosomatic effects
  • The properties and effects of 12 essential oils
  • Business Studies
  • Exam
Extra info

Assessment

Assessment of this course takes place through written assignments and examinations.
At the end of each module, written assignments must be completed in order to progress onto the following. Each assignment is based upon the content of each module to demonstrate your understanding.
Examinations take place twice a year in either April or September. You will need to successfully complete the examination to complete the course.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted to you for added convenience.
You will receive tutor support to assist you through your studies, so help is just a click away!

Course Duration

You may start at any time. The course will need to be completed in a minimum of 18 months and you will have up to 4 years to complete the course.
It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with a Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy and will become a Qualified Clinical Aromatherapist.
In addition, you will be awarded with certificates for the following:
• Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy -Theory only
• Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology
• Business studies
Completion of this course allows you to apply for complete liability insurance.
This course is accredited by The Federation of Holistic Therapies (FHT).

Q&As

There are no formal requirements for this course.

Once you have completed all your assignments, you will send your coursework to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you.

No, everything you need is included in the cost of the course!

You may start at any time. The course will need to be completed in a minimum of 18 months and you will have up to 4 years to complete the course.
It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

• All carrier and essential oils
• Mixing bottles and containers
• 5 course textbooks
• Dedicated personal tutor support
• Dedicated student support
• Assignment marking and feedback
• FREE XO Student Discounts card
• FREE CV critique service
• FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
• Access to free Saturday clubs once a month

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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