Accredited Clinical Aromatherapy Diploma (blended learning)
What you will achieve:
This will give you a full practitioners' diploma in clinical and therapeutic aromatherapy and is recognised by the CNHC (UK voluntary regulatory body). It complies with both the National Occupational Standards and the Aromatherapy Council's Core Curriculum. Therefore, once qualified you will be able to practise, gain insurance and register with the CNHC as well as becoming a full member of Complementary Health Professionals and all the benefits that brings you as a therapist.
What is better about blended learning and attending face to face training?
There are many courses available that are cheap and do not involve a great deal of effort or to attend any face to face training in a workshop - or perhaps just one day's training. You are given a video to learn a massage routine from. It is true that you can get insurance to practice from these courses but you are in no way considered a professional aromatherapist in the eyes of the profession and would not be able to register with the regulatory body or join a recognised professional association. However, the main point is that you cannot develop clinical skills from watching a video. You also should not just repeat the same routine on every client. You need to develop the skills that will allow you to become a thinking therapist who can treat each person individually and adapt their treatment for their needs. You would not even think about going to a hairdresser who has learnt their trade by video let alone a therapist. So our course will give you the skills to become a trusted recognised therapist who will succeed in business.
Your practical workshops are at our Desborough venue, of which you will need to undertake 10 individual days in order to comply with the Aromatherapy Council's (AC) Core Curriculum. You can arrange these with Carole directly and they may be with other students or one to one training, depending on numbers. You can schedule to come for more than one day at a time if you wish. You can complete this course within 10 months but you have up to two years from starting to complete so that you can work at your own pace. All essential oils and base oils are provided for you, as are couches, couch paper and towels.
Once you have completed all of the modules and practicals, including all of the coursework and case studies, you are then ready to take your therapy theory and practical exams, which are held on one day. If you already have a recognised A&P diploma, you do not have to repeat it by doing ours. You will need to bring your completed portfolio to the practical exam to be signed off, which includes your case studies. An independent examiner from Complementary Health Professionals will assess you.
To make this affordable, you pay for each module and practical session as you go. The turn around for marking is normally within two weeks. There are three anatomy, physiology and pathology modules, four aromatherapy modules, 2 professional and business modules and 10 practical sessions. So if you need Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, the course will cost £1900 in total, but you spread the cost as you study at your own time. If you already hold a recognised A&P certificate (send a copy to me by email), then the cost is only £1600. There are final theory exams in aromatherapy and in anatomy, physiology and pathology where required and these cost an additional £50 each. These can be done remotely. The aromatherapy practical exam also costs an additional £50 to cover the CHP external examiner fee.
We follow the Core Curriculum set by the Aromatherapy Council and this has been condensed for you into an easy to read syllabus, which you can download by clicking here.
Dates for practical training 2019 (remember you only need to choose 10 days in total and you do not have to do them all in 2019 and can carry across in 2020 if you want):
21st & 22nd January
18th & 19th March
20th & 21st May
22nd & 23rd July
15th & 16th August
9th & 10 th September
18th & 19th November