ITEC Diploma in Aromatherapy for the Complementary Therapist

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LOCATION & START DATE
Cornwall College St Austell - 11 September 2024
LEVEL
Level 3 Levels Explained
DURATION
36 weeks
LEARNING AREA
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ATTENDANCE
Part-time

ITEC Diploma in Aromatherapy for the Complementary Therapist

If you love promoting the holistic health and wellbeing of others, this is the course for you. This is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as an aromatherapist. The course encourages practical learning where you will spend time in our treatment rooms working on clients, learning as you go and perfecting your skills in a supportive and knowledgeable environment. It will enable you to work in industry within a healthcare setting, for yourself, with in a spa, salon or wellbeing centre.

This course is made up of four units:

Principals and Practice of Complementary Therapies - The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding of the history and influences on the complementary therapy sector

Business Practice for Complementary Therapies - The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge, understanding and practical skills in researching, planning, maintaining and marketing a business in the complementary therapy industry. You will also learn to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues.

Anatomy and physiology for Complementary Therapies - The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology.

Provide Aromatherapy for Complementary Therapies - The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge, understanding and practical skills in carrying out aromatherapy treatments, using the techniques of blending essences and fixed carrier oils. As part of this unit you will learn in detail 19 carrier oils and 42 essential oils to enable you to develop bespoke treatment plans.

These skills combined will give you the enthusiasm to work in a rapidly growing industry, for yourself or in a health care setting.

During your time with us at college we will hopefully be able to take you into industry so you can see and experience for yourself different career options.

What you will learn

You will learn what it is like to work in the complementary therapies industry and how to work professionally within it. You will also develop knowledge of business and marketing to help you succeed in your new career path.

You will learn the anatomy, physiology and pathologies in detail for each of the systems of the body.

As well as learning how to develop a bespoke treatment plan selecting from carrier oils and essential oils and using them within a massage, inhalations or compresses. By the end of the course you will feel confident to work with a wide range of clients situations.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements are needed. However, good communication skills, good literacy and ICT ability is required, as well as being able to study independently and keep to deadlines.

Work experience

We offer a programme of short courses that will enhance your skills and ability.

Assessment

To gain this qualification, you must successfully achieve the following assessments:

Principals and practice of complementary therapies assignment, include three outcomes
Business practice of complementary therapies assignment, includes 3 outcomes
Anatomy and physiology includes twelve assignments and 2 hour exam
Aromatherapy includes completion of 60 treatments written up including reflection and three final observations.

You will be well supported whilst achieving this criteria.

Progression

Following this course you may wish to progress onto Diploma in Reflexology, Certificate in Swedish Massage or study Body and Spa Therapy at Level 3. You may also want to progress straight into industry, a healthcare setting or become self-employed.

Cornwall College St Austell

Cornwall College St Austell

Set at the top of St Austell, with incredible views over the bay, our campus boasts ground-breaking facilities and exceptional student spaces. The Keay Theatre area plays host to our famous Altitude Dance Academy and performing arts, while our award-winning student restaurant Cloisters is recognised as one of the best in the country. Brand new electric vehicle training labs set within our modern construction and engineering buildings showcase just some of the incredible opportunities for people in St Austell and beyond. There’s exciting plans ahead as well, so make sure Cornwall College St Austell is home to your #careercollege experience.


You will learn what it is like to work in the complementary therapies industry and how to work professionally within it. You will also develop knowledge of business and marketing to help you succeed in your new career path.

You will learn the anatomy, physiology and pathologies in detail for each of the systems of the body.

As well as learning how to develop a bespoke treatment plan selecting from carrier oils and essential oils and using them within a massage, inhalations or compresses. By the end of the course you will feel confident to work with a wide range of clients situations.

No formal entry requirements are needed. However, good communication skills, good literacy and ICT ability is required, as well as being able to study independently and keep to deadlines.

We offer a programme of short courses that will enhance your skills and ability.

To gain this qualification, you must successfully achieve the following assessments: Principals and practice of complementary therapies assignment, include three outcomes Business practice of complementary therapies assignment, includes 3 outcomes Anatomy and physiology includes twelve assignments and 2 hour exam Aromatherapy includes completion of 60 treatments written up including reflection and three final observations. You will be well supported whilst achieving this criteria.

Following this course you may wish to progress onto Diploma in Reflexology, Certificate in Swedish Massage or study Body and Spa Therapy at Level 3. You may also want to progress straight into industry, a healthcare setting or become self-employed.

Cornwall College St Austell

Cornwall College St Austell

Set at the top of St Austell, with incredible views over the bay, our campus boasts ground-breaking facilities and exceptional student spaces. The Keay Theatre area plays host to our famous Altitude Dance Academy and performing arts, while our award-winning student restaurant Cloisters is recognised as one of the best in the country. Brand new electric vehicle training labs set within our modern construction and engineering buildings showcase just some of the incredible opportunities for people in St Austell and beyond. There’s exciting plans ahead as well, so make sure Cornwall College St Austell is home to your #careercollege experience.


Dates & Locations

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  • Location - Cornwall College St Austell
  • Start Date - 11 September 2024
  • Day/Time - Monday, 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tuition Fees: £2225.00*
            
    *Please note - Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

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Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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