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Aromatherapy Level 3

Course Code: OSC1000
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Kick-start your career as an aromatherapist, from home!

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in Aromatherapy, this course is ideal for:

  • Those aspiring to achieve a career as an aromatherapist, but want to make sure it’s right for them
  • Those that want to develop their knowledge in aromatherapy
  • Students who are planning to study further qualifications
  • Those that want to progress in their current career

This course enables you to:

  • Understand the history, philosophy and role of aromatherapy
  • Identify the methods of extraction and sourcing of essences and oils
  • Explore the benefits of aromatherapy on different body systems
  • Study from home, at your own pace
Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Aromatherapy
    • History of philosophy
    • Role of aromatherapy
    • Aromatherapeutic terminology
    • Methods of extraction and sourcing of essences and oils
    Unit 2: Anatomy
    • Physiological and psychological effects of aromatherapy massage
    • Benefits of aromatherapy on different body systems
    • Essential oils
    Unit 3: Safety
    • Contra-actions that may result from treatment
    • Cautions that may restrict or prevent treatment
    • Safety
  • Unit 4: Blending
    • Chemical constituents of essences
    • Dilution and blending techniques
    • The uses, applications and origins of essences, fixed carrier oils and other media
    Unit 5: The Treatment
    • Consultation techniques
    • Professional aromatherapeutic treatments
    • Characteristics of an appropriate consultation
    • Aromatherapy techniques used in conjunction with reflexology treatments
    • Professional codes of conduct
    Unit 6: Aftercare and Reflection
    • The effectiveness and results of aromatherapeutic treatments
    • Reflective practice and its relevance to the aromatherapist
    • Maintaining treatment records

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of written assignments. These assignments will then be sent and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required for this course.

    Course Duration

    Once enrolled, you can start at any time and have 12 months to complete your studies. This course will take you approximately 80 hours and will allow you to study at your own pace and in your own time, without the pressure of tight deadlines. This means that learning around your other commitments is stress-free and convenient.

  • 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, so receiving your materials is hassle-free. You will also receive personal tutor support by email, so help is only a click away. All coursework can be submitted by either post or email making it simple and hassle-free. 

    Course Outcome

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of the course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
Do I have to sit an exam?

No. We will issue certification based on your coursework alone.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your assignments to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Level 3 certification in Aromatherapy.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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