VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy (QCF)

InstructorCindy K Vernon
TypeOnline Course
DateSep 1, 2012 - Jul 31, 2018
Student Enrolled1
Price£597
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Click on 'Buy Now' to enrol and pay by debit or credit card using the secure services of Payal or 'Book Now' to enrol and pay by direct bank transfer or direct debit. Please note you will be required to upload evidence of payment using this method. The 'Date' range shows the period in which the course is open for enrollment. Upon enrollment you will receive access to our Virtual Learning Resource where you can commence your study of the Theory Elements online. Practical elements and Assessments are covered onsite at our Centre in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester and dates for attendance will be arranged with your tutor after enrollment or you can choose prearranged dates subject to availability.

How will I be assessed?

Independent study is an essential part of our VTCT and Professional Vocational Qualifications and you will be required to complete both practical and theoretical assignments at home. Observation Assessments will take place onsite during the course and a Portfolio of Evidence will be completed. Competent performance of Observation outcomes must be demonstrated on a specified number of occasions.

Unit assessment methods:

Portfolio of Evidence, Written Assignments, Case Studies, Practical Elements/Final Assessments and Written Exams.

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Registration, Record of Assessment Book, Course Materials, Certificate and Assessment Fees.

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Full payment MUST be received at the time of enrollment to secure a place unless otherwise agreed or by one of our monthly Direct Debit Payment Plans. All payments must be made by direct funds transfer / standing order / credit or debit card using the secure services of Paypal or Stripe. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for full details.

Why choose The Full Spectrum Centre Limited?

Not only do our team of professionally qualified, experienced and passionate holistic therapists/tutors provide dedicated student support, we provide learners with access to our training rooms subject to availability in order for them to have an appropriate space in which to carry out their case studies.

When choosing a VTCT qualification you will gain skills and knowledge necessary for success in your chosen career, while gaining an industry-recognised qualification. VTCT is the specialist awarding organisation for the Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Complementary Therapy, Hospitality and Catering and Sport and Active Leisure sectors, with over 45 years of experience. They are an awarding body regulated by national organisations including Ofqual, SQA, DfES and CCEA and a registered charity investing in education and skills but also giving to good causes in the area of facial disfigurement.

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About This Course

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as an aromatherapist.

The following mandatory units are included:

  • UV31268 Principles and practice of complementary therapies
  • UV31299 Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies
  • UV31301 Provide aromatherapy for complementary therapies
  • UV31267 Business practice for complementary therapies

You may also choose to complete an optional additional unit which will develop your knowledge and understanding of healthy eating and wellbeing for the complementary therapy client:

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as an aromatherapist including mandatory units covering the following: knowledge and understanding of complementary therapy concepts, business practice, anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies.

You will also develop your understanding and practical skills to competently provide aromatherapy services.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and essential oils. You will develop a range of technical skills enabling you to blend essential oils in a tailor-made fashion for each client and provide relaxing aromatherapy massage treatments using different massage techniques.

You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

This qualification is based on the complementary therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as an aromatherapist. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC.

Units in this qualification have been mapped to the relevant NOS (where applicable).

This qualification is regulated on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

CPPD points: 20

Prerequisite: There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking this qualification. It is recommended that you have a level of general education comparable to GCSEs. You should have a caring disposition and be committed to fulfilling both Practical and Theory Elements. You must meet the required Guided Learning Hours (GLH) by attending our centre for the Practical Elements and by working through the Theory Elements, taking part in online discussions, assessments and reviews with your tutor and assessor via our Virtual Learning Environment. Practical elements may be of mixed sex and learners will be required to work on each other.

Duration: This qualification can be completed in a minimum of 6 months, on average it takes 12 months to complete the practical and theory elements.

Course Delivery: Theory elements are covered online in your own home, in your own time and at your own pace via self study using our Virtual Learning Environment. This theory elements are perfectly suited to online delivery therefore they can be delivered and learning assessed online. You will be fully supported by your course tutor who’s role it is to help and guide you through the process from beginning to end. Both your tutor and assessor will ensure that you not only reach your goals but maintain industry and awarding body standards. You will also have access to our private Facebook group where you can communicate with other learners and graduates.

Practical elements are brought to life in a treatment room environment which enhances the learning experience. Therefore Complusory Interactive Treatment room sessions will be accessed by attending sessions at our centre over a period of 5 days or 2 hours per week, evenings or weekends for 15 weeks with one of our aromatherapy tutors Joanne Lee and Cindy Vernon.

Case studies: You must carry out and document evidence for a minimum of sixty case study treatments, consisting of at least six treatments for at least six clients and other methods of application (a minimum of nine treatments) – compresses, inhalations, blending of creams/lotions etc. to consolidate the learning and practice skills required. Each case study must include a client questionnaire, lifestyle assessment, consent form, consultation record, treatment record, after care advice and client feedback.

Virtual Learning Resource: Upon enrolment you will be able to login and access your course content. Simply progress through each section and lecture, complete all your written assignments, email them to your tutor for marking and include the final drafts in your Portfolio of Evidence.

Upon completion you will be required to attend our Assessment centre here in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester to sit external and invigilated multiple choice exam papers and internal observations as your final assessment.

Minimum System Requirement: As this course is delivered via our online Virtual Learning Resource there are some minimum system requirements including:

  • Laptop, PC or MAC
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Browsers IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari or Chrome
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Microsoft Word (or equivalent)

Upon completion of both practical and theory elements, assessments and written papers a VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy (QCF) will be awarded.

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Additional information: All necessary materials and equipment will be provided for use during the practical elements and for final assessments however you will be required to ensure that you have the necessary materials and equipment to continue and complete this qualification.

Progression: On completion of this qualification you may choose to undertake further study; qualifications you could progress to include:

  • VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Stress Management Strategies (QCF)

You can progress from the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy (QCF) directly into an Aromatherapist role as you will possess the skills to enable you to provide Aromatherapy treatments for clients via employment or self employment in the complementary and healthcare sector.

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Course Content

Section 1Introduction & Induction
Lecture 1Welcome
Lecture 2Introduction
Lecture 3Time Management
Lecture 4Powerful Studying Tips
Lecture 5Assessment Guidance
Lecture 6Case Studies
Section 2Reflective practice for Aromatherapy
Section 3UV31268: Principles and practice of complementary therapies
Lecture 8Learning outcomes and evidence requirements
Lecture 9Introduction to Complementary Therapy
Lecture 10Body Massage
Lecture 11Aromatherapy
Lecture 12Reflexology
Lecture 13Acupuncture
Lecture 14Alexander technique
Lecture 15Bach flower
Lecture 16Bowen technique
Lecture 17Shiatsu
Lecture 18Reiki
Lecture 19Remedial massage
Lecture 20Kinesiology
Lecture 21Herbalism
Lecture 22Hypnotherapy
Lecture 23Definitions and theories
Lecture 24Theory of Techniques
Lecture 25Learning outcome 1 Assignment
Lecture 26Health & Safety
Lecture 27Risk Assessment
Lecture 28Accidents and accident reporting
Lecture 29Ensuring Safety
Lecture 30Fire
Lecture 31First aid
Lecture 32Legislative requirements and working practice
Lecture 33Legal Requirements
Lecture 34Learning outcome 2 Assignment a)
Lecture 35Codes of Practice and Ethics
Lecture 36Learning outcome 2 Assignment b)
Lecture 37Insurance
Lecture 38Regulation
Lecture 39Learning outcome 2 Assignment c)
Lecture 40National Occupational Standards
Lecture 41Learning outcome 2 Assignment d)
Lecture 42Explore and establish the client’s needs for complementar
Lecture 43The Consultation Process
Lecture 44Learning outcome 3 Assignment a)
Lecture 45The Consultation
Lecture 46Client Confidentiality & Complaints
Lecture 47Learning outcome 3 Assignment b)
Lecture 48The Ethics of Practice
Lecture 49Professional Ethical Conduct
Lecture 50Other Therapies and Referrals
Lecture 51Raising Standards
Lecture 52Qualities of a professional
Lecture 53Learning outcome 3 Assignment c)
Lecture 54Body Language & Communication
Lecture 55Learning To Communicate With Clients
Lecture 56Interpersonal Skills
Lecture 57Listening Skills
Lecture 58Managing Cultural Differences
Lecture 59Learning outcome 3 Assignment d)
Section 4UV31299: Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies
Lecture 60Learning outcomes and evidence requirements
Lecture 61Linx2Learn
Lecture 62Understand the organisation of the body
Lecture 63Learning outcome 1 Assignment
Lecture 64Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the skin, hair and nails
Lecture 65Learning outcome 2: Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the skin, hair and nails
Lecture 66Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the skeletal system
Lecture 67Learning outcome 3: Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the skeletal system
Lecture 68Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the muscular system
Lecture 69Learning outcome 4: Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the muscular system
Lecture 70Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the nervous system
Lecture 71Learning outcome 5: Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the nervous system
Lecture 72Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the endocrine system
Lecture 73Learning outcome 6: Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the endocrine system
Lecture 74Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the respiratory system
Lecture 75Learning outcome 7: Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the respiratory system
Lecture 76Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the cardiovascular system
Lecture 77Learning outcome 8: Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the cardiovascular system
Lecture 78Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the lymphatic system
Lecture 79Learning outcome 9: Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the lymphatic system
Lecture 80Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the digestive system
Lecture 81Learning outcome 10: Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the digestive system
Lecture 82Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the urinary system
Lecture 83Learning outcome 11: Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the urinary system
Lecture 84Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the reproductive system
Lecture 85Learning outcome 12: Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the reproductive system
Section Quiz
Section 5Provide aromatherapy for complementary therapies
Section 6Business practice for complementary therapies
Section 7Revision, Reflective Practice & Feedback