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ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy

Course Syllabus

Unit iUCT40 Provide Aromatherapy for Complementary Therapies

View the full ITEC syllabus here
Classes are taught in a relaxed environment using talks, lectures, visuals and detailed practical demonstration. Students will cover the following:

  • Working properties of 45 essential oils
  • Properties of 7 Carrier oils
  • Oil blending, synergies, definitions
  • Diseases & Disorders of all body systems
  • Advanced massage techniques, lymphatic drainage and acupressure points
  • Skincare & Facials
  • Advice on using Aromatherapy for Stress Management and cancer patients. Signposting and advice for recommended further CPD training.
  • Learn to make your own creams and lotions for treatments

Unit iUCT38 - Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies:

View the full syllabus for Unit iUCT38 here

Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of each system:

  • Organisation of the body
  • Cells
  • Skeletal
  • Muscular
  • Cardiovasular
  • Respiratory
  • Digestive
  • Neurological/Nervous
  • Endocrine
  • Lymphatic
  • Reproductive
  • Urinary
  • Skin, Hair, Nails

Assignment 2: Unit iUCT34 Business Practice for Complementary Therapies

View iUCT34 Assignment Guidelines Here

Plan and prepare an appropriate business plan for a potential complementary therapy practice


Assignment 1: Unit 384 Principles and Practice of Complementary Therapies

View iUCT21 Assignment Guidelines Here

Identify and explain the origins and principles of 4 other complementary therapies.

If you have already covered these assignments in a previous qualification such as a Massage Diploma, we may be able to RPL (recognition of prior learning). Get in touch to find out if this applies to you!

Course Overview

This course is an absolute essential for any Therapist involved in the Complementary Therapy and Care Industry.

Training to become a Clinical Aromatherapist will give you the specialist knowledge needed to be able to blend and prescribe for your clients specific needs. This practice will also enable you to treat clients and prevent health problems.

This course is designed to train a complete beginner up to a professional Aromatherapist. It also includes learning your Holistic Massage routine for performing a full body treatment on your client. 

On this course, you will learn the properties of 45+ essential oils and how to use them appropriately and safely as well as learning to blend to make your own creams and lotions. You will be given a depth of knowledge in diseases and disorders of the whole body as well as advanced massage techniques, lymphatic drainage and acupressure points. 

Assessment Criteria

You will be required to complete a number of treatments/case studies and assignments at home after/during your course and supply the evidences of these. You will then return to the Academy to sit your final exams usually 5-6 months after your course contact days. 

We recommend around 5-10 hours of home study a week to complete your case studies, theory study and assignments.


Folder work/ Evidences

After your contact days, you will complete: 

  • 36 Case studies (6 people x 6 times)
  • Plus 15 individual treatments logged in consultation forms
  • 9 applications - can be making up creams, potions & lotions
  • Directory of Oils to be completed (15 oils)
  • 2 x Assignments (Unit iUCT34 & iUCT21)

Examinations

You will then return to the Academy to sit your exams (usually 5-6 months after your course):

  • "Mock" Practical Exam (usually 2-3 weeks before the “real” practical exam. This is to allow you a practice run, and for your tutor to give you feedback on areas to work on.)
  • Practical Exam, externally invigilated by ITEC
  • A&P Theory Paper – 50 multiple choice questions

Entry Requirements

No Previous Experience Needed

If you do not yet have a Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology qualification, you can study this along side your Aromatherapy course via e-learning or classroom learning. Once you have selected your dates for the Aromatherapy course, you will be prompted to select how you would like to study the A&P part of this course. If you need advice on whether you need to do your A+P qualification, please get in contact.

Already have an Anatomy and Physiology qualification or completed the same assignments on another qualification? 

If a student already holds a recognisable qualification in Anatomy & Physiology, we may potentially be able to RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) for the A&P Unit.  We may also be able to RPL for the assignments if they have been completed as part of another Level 3 RQF qualification. A previous qualification will only be considered for RPL if it meets the following criterias:

  • It must be a regulated qualification
  • Qualifications must be less than 3 years old
  •  A 100% mapping is required (the A+P/ assignment syllabus must match like for like to that of the ITEC syllabus).
  • Please note, you will only be able to receive a “Pass” mark if part of the course is RPL’d (no Merit or Distinction will be rewarded)

There is an official RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process that we would begin with ITEC once you have enrolled onto a course. ITEC charge us for this service, and we would need to pass this onto the student. The fee is £35+vat.

Please get in contact to begin the RPL process or check if your qualification is eligible.

Alternatively, you can opt to "self-study" the A&P unit and just sit the exam element with us. 

Why Train with Us

Here at the Academy, we are passionate about delivering quality training in Complementary Therapies to ensure each student gains a professional qualification of the highest level. We believe the combination of expertly trained, passionate tutors,  quality assured certification, and our on-going support for students, helps grow our students into highly successful therapists.

What set's us apart from the rest...?

  • iTEC Accredited 
  • Guaranteed small group tuition (max 10 per 1 tutor) for maximum individual support
  • Passionate, experienced tutors committed to the highest standards in the industry
  • Free Thursday evening support - available throughout your training and when you are qualified
  • A fun, friendly environment to study and meet like minded people
  • All our courses are eligible to apply for an NUS Extra card, giving you savings on lots of retailers.
  • We continue to support you as you make your way into the industry as a qualified therapist, with free talks on setting up a business, Facebook groups with job opportunities and continued contact with your Tutor...for life!

About Your Tutor(s)

Annette Stoker

Holistic Tutor

I have been involved with the Complementary Therapies Industry for over 12 years and have been teaching since 2008. I have a teaching degree in post compulsory education (Cert Ed) and am ITEC qualified in all the subjects I teach. Having worked in prestigious spas and run my own practice, I am confident that as a passionate and committed member of the team I can inspire, enthuse and provide you with the skills and knowledge to become a highly sought after therapist in your chosen field.


Testimonials

Excellent course and Annette, the trainer, was knowledgeable, friendly and supportive - all in all, very well run and I was impressed throughout. I was disappointed when it came to an end and plan to do more courses with them in the future.

— Lauren - Aromatherapy | July 2019

Many thanks for all your help, advice and support today and throughout the course. I have loved learning and feel very lucky to have found a craft that gives me as much pleasure as the client.

I will see you again, just want to keep on learning, and the academy is such a wonderful environment with caring, happy, kind and lovely people.

Thank you again and all the very best.

— Stephanie Davis - Massage Diploma | February 2018

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