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Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy – Theory

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Would you like to take your first step into a career in aromatherapy? Well, this Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy - Theory course will be perfect for you, as you'll not only learn the history of the practice but also about plant families and therapeutic and physical properties, plus more.

  • 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 a holistic treatment using aromatic essential oils from natural plant extracts to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit, enhancing both physical and emotional health. You may have also heard of it as essential oil therapy.

The practice of aromatherapy has been occurring for thousands of years, as it was used in ancient cultures in China, India, Egypt, and others. You will explore all elements including the muscular and respiratory systems, botany, and plant 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 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


Written assignments and examinations.

Course content

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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 through 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 to your lifestyle and other commitments.

Course outcome

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy and will become a Qualified Clinical Aromatherapist.
In addition, you will be awarded 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).

Awarding body

This course is brought to you by Open Study College and Penny Price Academy of Aromatherapy. The former were established in 2003 and offer Aromatherapy and Complimentary Therapy courses. They have won awards both for excellence in Complementary Therapy and Aromatherapy and student support.


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