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Aromatherapy Diploma Course

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Aromatherapy Diploma Course

Aromatherapists use the concentrated essences of plants to encourage the body back into a state of wellness. Essential oils can be used to relax, to stimulate or uplift. But what many people realise is not only do they affect the emotions but they will help mend the physical body too. Nowadays aromatherapy is seen as a valuable way to treat stress related illness.

What will I learn from the aromatherapy training course?

The course is made up of two separate qualifications: The Aromatherapy Diploma and a certificate in Anatomy and Physiology.

·      Explore the different systems of the body and the oils which affect its different parts.

·      Study the history of aromatherapy. How the plant medicine of our ancestors was forgotten but has been re-found.

·      Discover how to use aromatherapy to treat simple conditions

·      Uncover the beauty secrets of essential oils affect the skin

·      Learn how massage and lymphatic drainage techniques

·      Gain the business requirements  to run a successful aromatherapy practice

Many aromatherapists choose to focus on the beauty elements of their course and work in salons giving massage and facials. Others find the clinical element more interesting. Some work in hospices and hospitals giving support to ill patients. Many work with dementia patients in care homes to improve their cognition and giving additional support to their families. Some work as doulas helping babies come happily into the world. A large percentage of aromatherapists run businesses which are a melting pot of all of these elements.

A successful aromatherapist can earn an income of between £18-22,000 pa depending on geographical location and experience.


Frequently Asked Questions

The Aromatherapy Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

This course also is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

Aromatherapy Course Syllabus

Module 1 - Introduction to Aromatherapy


Module 2  - Curative Powers of Smell


Olfactory Connection

Module 3  - Limbic System

Module 4  - Olfactory System

Module 5  - Cells and Tissues of the Skin

Connection between Skin and Aroma Therapy

Module 6  - Skeletal System

Module 7 - Muscular System

Module 8  - Nervous System


Peripheral Nervous System

Autonomic Nervous System

Module 9 Endocrine System

Module 10 Digestive System

Module 11 Respiratory System

Module 12 Circulatory system


Blood Pressure

Module 13 Lymphatic System

Lymphatic System and the Immune System

Module 14 Urinary System

Module 15 Reproductive System



Module 16 - Special Senses

Wilder Penfield/ Homunculus

Module 17 - Essential Oils, Extraction and Blending

Essential Oils



Module 18 Carrier Oils/ Charts

Module 19 Tables and directory of essential oils

Module 20 Subtle Body

Module 21 Stress and Aroma Therapy

Module 22 Science of Massage

Module 23 Client Consultation

Module 24 Starting Your Own Business

Course Assessment

Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

All courses can be paid for using our secure online payment system or via paypal. 


If you would prefer to pay via bacs payment or via cheque please email us at or call us on 0800 955 6808 for more assistance.


All of the online course materials are emailed over to you as e-documents, if you would prefer a hard copy of the course materials to be posted out to you please select this when checking out.