Professional Aromatherapy Diploma
This full accredited by the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists course will provide you with everything you need to know to become a Professional Aromatherapist Practitioner. You will be able to gain insurance and start your own business offering bespoke aromatherapy prescriptions and treatments. This is a high-level course that is detailed and comprehensive. You will be fully supported and mentored all the way by our qualified and experienced aromatherapy tutors and practitioners who have real life experience of running a successful business.
This course is accredited by the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists who are a leading organisation committed to protecting aromatherapy standards, safety and research. You can find our school registered on the IFPA website https://members.ifparoma.org/Find-A-School/school/11913
Topics covered on this course
Historical uses of plant therapy
How essential oils work in and on the body
Dermal limits for essential oils
Methods of using aromatherapy
Creating synergies for safe and effective treatments
Subtle aromatherapy energy work
60 essential oil profiles
15 carrier oil profiles
10 hydrosol profiles
How to mix and blend safely and effectively
Plant family characteristics and personalities
Organic Compounds in plants and their importance in aromatherapy
Research – study articles
Introduction to aromatherapy for babies and children
IFPA Cancer guidelines
IFPA Pregnancy guidelines
Joanne is an experienced practicing Professional Aromatherapists and IFPA Principal Aromatherapy Tutor. She runs a successful home-based aromatherapy and holistic therapies business. Joanne is passionate about natural health and well-being for the mind, body and energy of life.
Joanne Woodward is an IFPA Principal Tutor, MIFPA, Holistic Therapist, Reiki Master and Practitioner.
Methods of study
Online Professional Aromatherapy Theory Only course
Online Professional Theory upgrade course
In house Professional Aromatherapy Massage training
In house Professional Aromatherapy Massage refresher
In house Professional Aromatherapy Diploma
In house Professional Aromatherapy Theory course
In house Professional Aromatherapy Upgrade/Refresher course.
In house Professional Aromatherapy CPD courses
Theory is taught on an online platform with live and recorded classes with your tutor. The course contains downloadable course materials so that you can print off and make your own notes. It is fully narrated for those who like to listen and learn.
The course will teach you everything you need to know and understand about aromatherapy so that you can create bespoke blends under consultation for clients, friends and family.
If you already hold a level 3 massage and Anatomy & Physiology qualification, this course will provide you with the tools to use essential oils in your treatments safely and effectively. Please see information about the A&P qualification below.
You will be assessed during the course via online tests, multiple choice questions and essays. You will need to sit a live final exam which lasts approximately 2.5/3 hours.
Your course includes all tuition fees, downloadable course materials, access to the online portal which is assessed by your tutor throughout your training, marking and feedback from your tutor for 18 months. The final exam is externally assessed by a verified IFPA examiner. does not include products.
In house Professional Aromatherapy Massage course £500
Aromatherapy Massage is taught at the clinic over and intensive 5 days. You will learn a professional aromatherapy body massage and facial which can then be sub divided into shorter treatments so that you can offer several options for treatments.
You may also like to take this course if you are already qualified but have been out of practice for a while as a refresher and to update your skills.
You will need a level 3 qualification in Anatomy & Physiology.
5 consecutive days in house £500 on a group basis
Private course available at £750
Refresher course £150 per day
Full Professional Aromatherapy Diploma in house course from £2500
The course runs for a minimum of 10 months and up to 24 months for completion. There are around 30 in house days spread in blocks of 3, 4 or 5 days. You will be personally taught in a small group of no more than 4 students to guarantee the highest level of training. We will teach you everything we know as practicing aromatherapists and help you to understand what you need to do to start your own successful business.
You will be assessed during the course via online tests, multiple choice questions, essays and in-house assessments. You will need to sit a final exam on ZOOM which lasts approximately 2.5/3 hours.
You will be required to hold a level 3 Anatomy & Physiology qualification or equivalent. Please see more information below.
Theory only £2500
Theory and aromatherapy massage £3000
Aromatherapy Upgrade Course
This course is ideal for those looking to increase their skills and knowledge in aromatherapy who may already have a basic qualification. It is also useful for those returning to practice to review areas where renewing or updating skills would be beneficial. We will conduct an interview in house or via video link and then devise a plan to help you to achieve your goals.
ZOOM interview £30
Upgrade from £500 (online or in house).
Aromatherapy Continual Professional Development Courses
These are short courses for Professional Aromatherapists to attend post qualification to further develop and deepen their knowledge and skills as required by the IFPA. A guideline will be provided on your course, but these are points that need to be collected to prove you are keeping up to date with the aromatherapy professional industry.
Hot Stone Massage
Warm Bamboo Massage
Aromatic Foot Reflex Massage
Aromatherapy Rituals Facial
Aromatic Ear Candling
Included in your course
Online - all course materials via the online portal. Products are not included but a starter kit of our recommendations are listed below. Professional hard copies of course notes can be sent out at a cost of £75.
In house – all course notes are provided as a hard copy and you will also have access to the online portal.
Assessments and exams
You will need to complete online assessments, answer multiple choice and essay questions throughout your study. These will help you to cement your knowledge as you take each module. There will be a final theory exam lasting around 3 hours which can be carried out via ZOOM or in house.
For massage, you will be assessed in house and complete a consultation, discuss your essential oil, carrier oil and hydrosol choices to the external examiner. You will complete a full body, neck, shoulders, face and scalp massage which will last around 90 minutes.
These are fees to cover the cost of external verification and marking of your practical and theory examinations.
Anatomy & Physiology
You will be required to hold a NVQ level 3 Anatomy & Physiology qualification and we use Essential Training Solutions and they have negotiated an excellent rate for you to complete online. This course comprehensively covers Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for all body systems. You can choose the order in which you take them to tailor your study to your own needs.
IFPA – International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists
Your course fees include student membership for the first year of your course.
Once qualified Student Members will automatically be eligible for Full Membership and the use of the letters MIFPA after their name.