The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy (QCF) is a preparation for work qualification that has been designed to prepare you for a career as an Aromatherapist.
This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles and business practice for complementary therapies. Furthermore, you will learn about anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies.
You will also develop your understanding and practical skills to competently provide aromatherapy services. You may also choose to complete an additional unit which will develop your knowledge and understanding of healthy eating and wellbeing for the complementary therapy client. This is a practitioner level qualification.
The course will consist of practical and theory lectures and demonstrations, workshops and discussions and you will learn about business practice, principles and practice for complementary therapies, anatomy and physiology and aromatherapy.
This is an assessment based programme for both the practical and theory elements of the course. You will assemble a portfolio of evidence from your case studies and assignments and you will also be assessed by practical demonstration.
Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage and Anatomy and Physiology or equivalent are prerequisites, plus a keen interest in the subject, motivation and communication skills.
If you have not already have the Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology, this can be studied alongside the Level 3 in Aromatheraphy.
All students interested in this course should contact the course tutor prior to enrolment: Angela Clee:
After Your Course
Progression opportunities are available to specialist complementary therapy qualifications at Level 4.
Alternatively, you may wish to seek employment or self-employment as a:
- Complementary therapist
Course fees are per year. The current fee information is related to the 2018/19 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2019/20 will be updated in the Spring Term. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:
- Aged 16-18 on 31/08/18
- Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with intent to progress to a Level 2 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first Level 4 course (if you haven’t already got a Level 3 qualification)
- Aged 19+ on Functions Skills or GCSE English or Maths
- Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA(WRAG)/Universal Credit or another eligible state benefit on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
- Member of a low income household & in financial hardship on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
Level 3-6 Courses for Adults
Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19+ and studying an eligible Level 3/4/5 and 6 Course. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.
Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.