VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy (QCF)
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).
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: Practical elements are covered at our centre over a period of 5 days or 2 hours per week, evenings or weekends for 15 weeks.
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.
Upon completion of both practical and theory elements, assessments and written papers a VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy (QCF) will be awarded.
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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