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What Will You Learn?

Immerse yourself in all things aromatic, broaden your horizons and deepen your knowledge of aromatherapy, and find new ways to grow and flourish as a therapist, with the Advanced Aromatherapy Diploma Course.

As this is an advanced course, there is no preamble here; you are taken straight into studying the tools of your trade, essential oils. You’ll grow to really understand each essential oil you use and how to combine facts and personal findings to compile essential oil profiles that you can refer to time and time again.

It doesn’t end there, however, as you will look into the very chemistry of essential oils and how this knowledge can be used to inform your choices. You will also learn more about the synergy between constituents and oils, subtle aromatherapy, and the art of blending “notes”, as you move onto the next level of aromatherapy.

Understanding your client is paramount in providing them with effective treatment. The skills learnt from the Advanced Aromatherapy Diploma Course will help you to strengthen your relationships with clients and gain useful information from them, which will inform treatment.

To broaden your skillset as a therapist, and to allow you to work with acute and chronic conditions, you will learn about the various methods available in applying essential oils. You’ll gain an understanding of hydrosols and other aromatic preparations and deepen your knowledge of the various aspects of essential oil quality and safety. You’ll also look further into why massage is used in aromatherapy, examine the classic moves used in massage, and explore specialised techniques that could offer relief from certain musculoskeletal issues and complex health conditions.

As you get further into the subject of aromatherapy, you may find yourself becoming more interested in its future. This course introduces you to the subject of research and how to confidentially read, assess and work with the results of research papers and clinical trials, and how you may apply research within your own holistic framework.

Through previous aromatherapy studies, you should have already gained a good amount of knowledge on the various systems of the body, the issues that can occur with each and how they can be treated with aromatherapy, but this course takes your learning to the next level. With a large module committed to each system of the body, the course takes in the skin, musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, immune, nervous, digestive, respiratory, genitourinary, and endocrine systems. You’ll enhance your knowledge of anatomy and physiology and gain confidence in your ability to treat even more ailments and complaints than ever before.

Not only does the Advanced Aromatherapy Diploma Course provide all the information covered above but it also guides you through looking at yourself, what you want from a career in aromatherapy, and how to take the most fulfilling path for you. To that end, you’ll also discover some great ideas on how to grow your business and integrate yourself into your local community.

Advanced Aromatherapy Diploma Course

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: The Profile
  • Part 2: Botany
  • Part 3: Plant Classification and Scientific Naming
  • Part 4: Chemotypes
  • Part 5: Therapeutic Actions – Learning the Lingo
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Organic Chemistry
  • Part 2: Terpenes
  • Part 3: Phenols
  • Part 4: Acids and Esters
  • Part 5: Lactones
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Therapeutic Relationship
  • Part 2: The Informative Approach
  • Part 3: A Partnership
  • Part 4: History Taking and Physical Examination
  • Part 5: Listening
  • Part 6: Red Flags
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Holistic Approach
  • Part 2: The Individual Prescription
  • Part 3: The Holistic Approach
  • Part 4: Synergy
  • Part 5: Notes
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Inhalations
  • Part 2: Steam Inhalation
  • Part 3: Suppositories
  • Part 4: Ingestion of Essential Oils
  • Part 5: Percutaneous Applications
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Essential Oil Quality
  • Part 2: Assessing Chemical Composition and Adulteration vs Standardisation
  • Part 3: Environmental Issues and Endangered Species
  • Part 4: Safety Issues and Side Effects
  • Part 5: Risk Assessment and Contraindications
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: When Two Worlds Collide
  • Part 2: Terminology
  • Part 3: Accessing Research
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Response to Touch and Massage
  • Part 2: Exploring the Moves
  • Part 2: Video - Stroking Technique
  • Part 2: Video - Friction Technique
  • Part 2: Video - Neuromuscular Technique
  • Part 3: Specialised Massage Techniques
  • Part 3: Video - Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Part 3: Video - Connective Tissue Manipulation
  • Part 4: Myofascial Release
  • Part 4: Video - Acupressure
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Hydrosols
  • Part 2: Infusions and Decoctions
  • Part 3: Decoctions
  • Part 4: Tinctures
  • Part 5: Infused Oils
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Skin
  • Part 2: Skin Healing
  • Part 3: Skin Lesions and Infections
  • Part 4: Acne, Psoriasis and Eczema
  • Part 5: Psoriasis
  • Part 6: Burns and Wounds
  • Part 7: Musculoskeletal System
  • Part 8: Joints
  • Part 9: Sciatica
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Circulatory System
  • Part 2: The Blood
  • Part 3: Palpitations
  • Part 4: The Lymphatic System
  • Part 5: Cellulite and Lymphoedema
  • Part 6: The Immune System
  • Part 7: Specific Immunity
  • Part 8: Inflammation
  • Part 9: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Module 11 Assessment
  • Part 1: Nerve Cells and Impulses
  • Part 2: The Central Nervous System
  • Part 3: The Autonomic Nervous System
  • Part 4: Pain
  • Part 5: Headaches and Migraines
  • Part 6: Anxiety, Stress and Low Mood
  • Part 7: Insomnia
  • Module 12 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Digestive System
  • Part 2: Constipation, Diarrhoea and Indigestion
  • Part 3: Bloating and Colic
  • Part 4: The Respiratory System
  • Part 5: Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Part 6: Influenza
  • Part 7: Hay Fever and Asthma
  • Part 8: Bronchitis
  • Module 13 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Genitourinary System
  • Part 2: Pregnancy
  • Part 3: PMS, Dysmenorrhoea and Amenorrhoea
  • Part 4: Menopause
  • Part 5: The Urinary System
  • Part 6: Cystitis
  • Part 7: The Endocrine System
  • Part 8: Adrenal Glands
  • Part 9: Diabetes
  • Module 14 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Your Aromatherapy Type?
  • Part 2: Reaching Your Audience
  • Part 3: Your Online Presence
  • Part 4: Where Next?
  • Conclusion
  • Module 15 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Advanced Aromatherapy Diploma Course has been created for anyone who has studied our Aromatherapy Diploma Course or gained a similar level of experience elsewhere. Through studying the course, you’ll take your knowledge of the subject and your capability in treating clients to the next level and boost the prospects and success of your business.

Advanced Aromatherapy Diploma Course

The Advanced 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. This is a Level 4 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

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 is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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