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Diploma In Clinical Aromatherapy

Please note that this course is currently assessed by an in house exam based on the completed self-assessments and is recognised by the IFPA. The exam can be taken at any of our global academy locations.

We are currently, alongside the IFPA, looking at options for the examination to take place remotely however the guidelines for this are yet to be confirmed.

The course includes 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 with the philosophy of holistic healing. Introduction to botany, plant cell function, and photosynthesis. Introduction to case taking and assessment. This course will take up to 65 hours to complete.

An anatomy and physiology and business studies qualifications are needed to complete this course. These courses are available through distance learning.

Anatomy & Physiology Distance Learning (Click Here) 
Business Studies Distance Learning (Click Here) 

£250 exc.Vat per Module (4 modules)

Business Studies

An intensive course tailored for therapists setting up in business.

This course has an expectation of a further 30 hours home study for the preparation of a business portfolio.

This course is incorporated into Aromatherapy Diploma Module 5 and is available to all students, and may also be taken at any stage of their training. It is assessed by business portfolio.  Can be viewed as a refresher for those returning to self-employment.

If a qualification has already been achieved then exemptions may be considered.

This course is vital for those wishing to pursue a career in the complementary field, having been tailored to suit the needs of the therapist. Being a pre-requisite for accrediting bodies, such as the IFPA, FHT and ITEC, this heavy subject is approached in a friendly manner with lots of student interaction and help to understand this tricky subject.

The course will teach you how to set up in business and produce your own simple accounts and the necessity and format of all main aspects of record keeping. You will also learn how to promote yourself as a therapist, looking at different marketing techniques and USPs (Unique Selling Points).

Advice on how you should price the therapies which you offer is included as well as how to set your own realistic goals of achievement.

Other aspects covered include:

  • RIDDOR, Health and Safety at Work Act, Data Protection Act etc
  • Licencing requirements
  • Types of businesses
  • SWOT analysis
  • Goal setting
  • Giving talks

Advice and guidance is also given on the completion of a business plan, a copy of which should be submitted within 3 months of the course. A certificate is awarded after completion of your business plan.

£60 inc.Vat

Accredited CPD Short Courses

Aromatherapy for Babies and Children

An IFPA and FHT accredited CPD course.
6 IFPA CPD points, 5 FHT CPD points

Designed with both professional and lay aromatherapists in mind, this compact course explores the character and therapeutic value of different essential oils, blends and hydrolats, and gives practical advice on how to use aromatherapy massage techniques in the safe treatment of common childhood ailments.

It is also explained how appropriate massage can help a child feel emotionally secure and how aromatherapy is pivotal in the early parent/child bonding process. The course also includes a brief discussion of olfaction, and there are several short multiple-choice tests to help the student monitor their progress as they go, and to evaluate their growing understanding of this fascinating subject.

£72 inc VAT

Cancer Care and Aromatherapy

An IFPA and FHT accredited CPD course.
6 IFPA CPD points, 5 FHT CPD points

A course teaching the pathology of different cancers, the care of clients and how essential oils can be used in the clinic and at home to alleviate presenting symptoms.

Contra-indications will be explored. The course also looks at different essential oil blends and application techniques that have been used in hospital and hospice settings with the approval of medical consultants and practical guidelines are given.

The pathology of different cancers, the care of clients and how essential oils can be used in the clinic and at home to alleviate presenting symptoms.  The course explores different essential oil blends and application techniques that have been used in hospital and hospice settings with the approval of medical consultants.

As professional therapists, we do not ‘treat’ cancer, or any other disease of the human body.  The disease is almost irrelevant to us as we seek to treat the person as a whole.  When we undertake a thorough consultation, including a full body and health assessment, then we will discover information about our client, their lifestyle, and their health emotionally, physically and spiritually, past and present.  We then seek to help that client in as many areas of their life as we can.  This usually involves taking all the information we have about the client into account, and choosing a blend of oils that is most likely to affect the emotional state, followed by physical imbalance.

The course will cover the essential oils that are safe, the ones to avoid and different treatment methods for use during the different stages of cancer.  There will also be guidance regarding treatments during chemotherapy, radiotherapy and drug therapy.

This course seeks to empower both the therapist and the client during what can be a distressing time.

£72 inc.Vat

Hormones, Menopause & Essential Oils

An IFPA and FHT accredited CPD course.
6 IFPA CPD points, 5 FHT CPD points

This course will identify how certain essential oils can bring about balance and harmony to the human being by supporting the hormonal system.

The whole subject area of how aromatherapy can help with hormonal conditions is unclear and sometimes baffling.  However, because most of our clients will be suffering from a hormonal imbalance of one sort or another (stress is a direct result of stress- inducing hormones) it becomes clear that understanding the influence of essential oils on the human system in relation to hormonal balance is crucial.

This course will identify how certain essential oils can bring about balance and harmony to the human being by supporting the hormonal system.  Individual molecules will be explored that can be used daily to treat common problems such as PMS, stress, thyroid deficiency and much more.

Using essential oils, carriers, hydrolats, skin care and relaxation techniques to preserve inner and outer beauty and peace. We will look especially at PMS and the menopause and will explore a holistic approach to both these issues, and how aromatherapy can help.

The hormonal content of certain essential oils will be explored along with methods of use and how much of each oil to use for the different areas of menopause.  Treatment plans will be drawn up for individual needs and personal advice will be given if requested.

Areas covered on the day will include:

  • PMS and the menopause – symptoms, treatments, the holistic approach.
  • How certain chemical constituents affect the body
  • Aromatherapy treatments – putting what we’ve learnt into practice.

£72 inc.Vat

Aromatherapy for Pregnancy

An IFPA and FHT accredited CPD course.
6 IFPA CPD points, 5 FHT CPD points

This course fully explores the use of essential oils and aromatherapy techniques with pregnant women.

Safety issues are clearly explained along with methods of use.

Aromatherapists need to work safely and yet still be effective.  To this end, we must ensure that we are confident in the use of essential oils in any situation including pregnancy.  If we study the chemistry and we look at each individual client and their own idiosyncrasies, contra-indications and physical and mental conditions thoroughly then we can be more confident in practice.

This course seeks to inspire confidence and renewed ability for clients who have specialised needs – in this case, during pregnancy.  Our first concern must be to ascertain the oils that are beneficial and the oils that are not beneficial for a pregnant client.

£72 inc.Vat

Aromatherapy for the Emotions

An IFPA and FHT accredited CPD course.
6 IFPA CPD points, 5 FHT CPD points

Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy has long understood the very close link that exists between mental processes, emotional distress and physical health.  It is true to say that healers of all ages and traditions have been aware of the impact that the subtle has on the physical.

This thought-provoking course explores how aromatherapy can be related to the higher levels of the human mind and being.  Chemical properties of essential oils are considered, helping the student to equate mental processes to bodily function.

A wide variety of emotions are explored and explained in context with essential oils. Learning about the deeper influences of essential oils on the psyche improves treatment planning.

£72 inc.Vat

Hydrolats: Their Properties and Uses

An IFPA and FHT accredited CPD course.
6 IFPA CPD points, 5 FHT CPD points

A course beginning with the source of all life – water!

Hydrolats are the water by-product of the distillation process and are explained through history, through chemistry, through usage and through their properties. The course will teach about safety in application and administration and several hydrolats will be discussed in detail for clinical treatments.

Discover the many benefits and uses of hydrolats.  These ‘essential’ waters are beginning to find their rightful place in aromatherapy practice, for use on a wide variety of common conditions and for promotion of vitality.  They are suited for use on all client groups.  Discover their wonderful properties and benefits to the human body both on the internal and external pathways, through tasting them and blending them for various conditions.

£72 inc.Vat

Skin Conditions and Aromatherapy Treatments

An IFPA and FHT accredited CPD course.
6 IFPA CPD points, 5 FHT CPD points

As aromatherapists, one of the main issues we come across after stress is skin conditions.  With many people suffering with a variety of skin problems we need to understand the pathology of the skin disease to be able to treat it effectively.  This course is designed to help the therapist to select the most appropriate essential oils and products to help their client and to be able to offer a comprehensive treatment programme.

Course content:

  •  Structure of the Skin
  • Effects of Essential Oils on the Skin
  • Assessment of skin conditions
  • Treating skin conditions/problems
    • Bacterial
    • Fungal
    • Viral
    • Hormonal
    • Eczema (also called contact dermatitis)
    • Psoriasis
  • Choosing oils for other skin complaints
  • 10 Essential oils for Skin Conditions
  • Carrier Oils
  • Methods of Use of Oils and Carriers
  • Hydrolats
  • Skin analysis and Skin Care Products

£72 inc.Vat

Pain Management

An IFPA and FHT accredited CPD course.
6 IFPA CPD points, 5 FHT CPD points

Pain Management Course

This course explores how aromatherapy and essential oils can affect the way we experience and control pain. In-depth and invaluable for those working with people in pain, the course explores different essential oil blends and application techniques that have been used in hospital and hospice settings with the approval of medical consultants.

Course content:

  • What is Pain?
  • Types of Pain
  • Pain and Essential Oils
  • Chemical Components
  • Methods of use
  • Pessaries and suppositories
  • Compresses
  • Massage
  • Inhalation
  • Essential Oil Profiles
  • Carrier Oils for Pain

£72 inc.Vat

Chemistry of Essential Oils

An IFPA and FHT accredited CPD course.
6 IFPA CPD points, 5 FHT CPD points

This fascinating course takes the student to a competent level of understanding of how the chemical molecules in essential oils can affect certain pathological conditions.

The course is aimed at aromatherapists who seek a deeper understanding of the chemical composition of the tools of their trade (essential oils, hydrolats and carrier oils) and their many pharmacological effects on the human body.

  • Introduction to Pharmacological Potential
  • Component Chart
  • Importance of Knowing Chemistry in Practice
  • Isomers
  • Introducing Atoms and Molecules
  • Chemotypes
  • Bonding
  • Clones
  • Photosynthesis and the Beginning of Oils
  • ‘Medical Grade’ Oils
  • The Chemistry of Common Essential Oil Constituents
  • Judging the Purity of Essential Oils
  • Terpenes and Sesquiterpenes
  • Electronegativity
  • Functional Groups in Essential Oil Constituents
  • Storage of Essential Oils

£144 inc.Vat

Arthritis and Aromatherapy

An IFPA and FHT accredited CPD course.
6 IFPA CPD points, 5 FHT CPD points

With an increasing ageing population, it is probable that therapists will encounter more clients with this painful and debilitating condition. How can we be effective in our treatments for this client group?  This informative course gives the therapist the opportunity to look at gout, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, medications that may have been prescribed, diet and other lifestyle issues that can affect these conditions.

We examine how aromatherapy can help by looking at the presenting symptoms of the client, and then how to select appropriate essential and carrier oils. Methods and mediums of application are explored and there will be an opportunity to blend oils for specific cases.

Course content:

  • Types of Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  •  Osteoarthritis
  •  Gout
  • Injury-caused Arthritis
  • Auto-immune Arthritis
  • Treatments for Arthritis
  • Medications
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Diet
  • Choosing Essential Oils
  • Carrier Oils
  • Methods of Use
  • Joint Problems
  • Conclusions

£72 inc.Vat

Respiratory Conditions and Aromatherapy Treatments

An IFPA and FHT accredited CPD course.
6 IFPA CPD points, 5 FHT CPD points

Breathing is life and to breathe is to live.  Breathing correctly and without impairment is crucial for good health; circulation, muscular health, mental health and cellular health. As it oxygenates the body it is also important for mental health. Some respiratory conditions can even lead to depression.  This course will look at the physiology and anatomy of the respiratory system, and the disorders that can affect it.  There will be treatment plans using essential oil and chemistry of oils will also be discussed.

Course content:

  • The Human Respiratory System
  • Human Respiratory System Functions
  • Essential oils
  • Therapeutic values
  • Conditions affecting the Respiratory System
  • Acute Conditions
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Common conditions in more detail
  • Clove Bud/Leaf
  • Practical Application

£72 inc.Vat

Carrier Oils: Their Properties and Uses

An IFPA and FHT accredited CPD course.
6 IFPA CPD points, 5 FHT CPD points

Carrier oils are used in greater proportions in an aromatherapy treatment than essential oils, so it is important to understand their properties and benefits.  There are now many different carrier oils available.

Although carrier oils cannot penetrate the skin like essential oils, many contain vitamins and other smaller components that can be absorbed by the top layers of the skin to enhance appearance and skin health.  Carriers enable essential oils to be distributed evenly over the skin, although the presence of the carrier does slow down the absorption of the essential oils to an extent.  However, during the length of the massage treatment, the majority of the essential oils will have reached the blood stream, and the carrier oil will give a moisturised, silky feel to the body. Due to their very nature they are great internally and can be incorporated into everyday life.

This course explores the very many and varied uses of carrier oils in the art of massage and therapeutic usage. Discover how under-valued these products are and how you can incorporate many of them for subtle yet efficient healing effects on your clients.  Blending techniques and recipes will be explored and practiced.

Course content:

  • The Extraction of Carrier Oils Used in Aromatherapy
  • Maceration
  • Quality of Vegetable Carrier Oils
  • Organic Vegetable Oils
  • Carrier Lotion
  • Carrier Oils One by One!
  • Macerated Carrier Oils
  • Chart of Properties of Some Macerated and Pure Vegetable Oils

£72 inc.Vat

Aromatherapy for the Hair and Scalp

An IFPA and FHT accredited CPD course.
6 IFPA CPD points, 5 FHT CPD points

Diseases and conditions of the hair and scalp are described as ‘objective’ in their symptomatology, meaning that it can be seen. Because of this, many clients suffer depression, lack of self-esteem and low confidence.

The conditions described in this course can be quite severe, but aromatherapy can help many of them to improve and in time, to recover. We will discuss the conditions one by one, giving aromatherapy advice after each condition. In the appendices you will find client help sheets on hair thinning due to various causes, including chemotherapy and alopecia, which can be copied and given to the client, or discussed during their treatment session.

Course Content –

  • Hair and Scalp Condition
  • The Structure of the Hair
  • The Phases of Hair Growth
  • Hair and Scalp Treatment Methods
  • Hydrolats
  • Carrier Oils
  • Essential oils
  • Hair Shaft Disorders
  • Thinning Hair
  • Treatment Method for Hair Loss
  • Introduction to the scalp and its conditions
  • Scalp Disorders
  • Scaling conditions
  • Scalp Infections

£72 inc.Vat

Unusual Essential Oils

An IFPA and FHT accredited CPD course.
6 IFPA CPD points, 5 FHT CPD points

A fascinating course exploring the properties and uses of less common essential oils, enabling you to use a wider variety of oils in your treatments

These essential oils, which you may not have considered using before, will be taught with a recap to their plant family and demonstrations on how the different essential oils can be blended in various ways to enhance common qualities which they may share.

  • Abietaceae Family
  •  Lamiaceae Family
  •  Apiaceae Family
  •  Myrtaceae Family
  •  Piperaceae family
  •  Rutaceae Family

Plant families will be linked with family properties and blending with synergy for your client will be looked at.

£72 inc.Vat

Anatomy & Physiology Diploma – Core Learning

The Anatomy and Physiology course is a core unit for all diploma courses and is IFPA and FHT accredited.

Our Anatomy and Physiology programme includes:

  •  Human Body, Chemistry of Life, Cells & Tissues
  •  The Skin and the Muscles
  •  The Skeletal System and Digestive System
  •  The Urinary and the Nervous System
  •  The Endocrine and the Cardiovascular System
  • The Respiratory and the Reproductive System
  • The Lymph and Immune System + any recap required

£288 inc VAT

More e-learning aromatherapy courses will be available soon