Aromatherapy Diploma

Aromatherapy Diploma

Aromatherapy Home Study with Practical Assessment


Aromatherapy Diploma

One of the most effective uses of essential oils is in aromatherapy massage. You will already be familiar with names of some essential oils, such as Lemon, Sandalwood and Lavender, but other less familiar oils like Bergamot, Neroli, Patchouli and many others also have a place in aromatherapy.

Used in a carrier such as sweet almond oil the massage develops the therapeutic effect of the combined oils, which act not only on the body systems but also on the nervous system, affecting the emotions and the psyche. During an aromatherapy massage, various hands-on techniques are used by for your physical and psychological benefit which may include: –

  • Improved circulation to muscles, reducing inflammation and pain
  • Deep relaxation, relieving mental and physical fatigue
  • Improvement of mobility and promotion of correct posture
  • Release of chronic back and shoulder tension, and backache
  • Easing of neuralgia, arthritis and rheumatism
  • Improved digestion and the relief of constipation
  • Stimulation and drainage of the lymphatic system flushing out toxins and waste
  • Prevention and elimination of headaches
  • Encouragement of deep sleep through the reduction of insomnia
  • Triggering brain chemicals that can reduce pain and induce a sense of well-being.

Aromatherapy can benefit almost everyone, but it has been found to be particularly effective in helping stress-related disorders.

A course of treatments can result in increased vitality and energy levels and an enhanced feeling of well-being.

This course is aimed at those who are new to therapies or would like to add a therapy to their existing list of treatments.

This is a 21 unit diploma which comes in two parts depending on your current skills level.

Units 1 – 12 is the A&P (anatomy & physiology course) and these units are sent out to students who DO NOT have a current anatomy and physiology diploma.

Units 13 – 21 are the aromatherapy units. These are sent out to ALL students.

Upon booking you need to pay the correct price.

£525 without A&P units, £650 with A&P units

The units are home study. This is all by EMAIL. You will then need to email your assignment back to your tutor and then upon passing that unit you will be emailed the next part. This is NOT A PAPER BASED qualification all work is sent via EMAIL.

Why do a home study diploma?

  • You can start and stop the course whenever you wish
  • You can work at your own pace
  • No additional travel costs to seminars or practical training
  • Progress is monitored via regular assessments
  • Unlimited tutor support

Aromatherapy is perfect for home study. When it comes to massage training you are required to attend our centres to complete this training for 1 full days massage training and a half days assessment so one and a half days in total. These days are not consecutive.

You will cover the following units (they will be sent one module at a time and you are required to read widely and complete the assessments at the end and return them in the body of an email.):

Course content (Home Study Units):

  1. Cells
  2. The Skin
  3. Skeletal System
  4. Muscular system
  5. Nervous system
  6. Endocrine system
  7. The senses
  8. Digestive system
  9. Respiratory system
  10. Lymphatic system
  11. Urinary system
  12. The reproductive system
  13. Mixing Blending Extracting
  14. Carrier Oils
  15. Essential Oils
  16. Essential Oils
  17. Chakras
  18. Consultation Form
  19. Massage (1)
  20. Massage (2)
  21. Assessment

Entry Requirement & Prerequisites

You need to have a diploma in anatomy and physiology. However if you dont have one, this course has the first 12 units as the A&P you need. If you are already a qualified therapist then you can pick the cheaper option and only do the units 13 onwards.

Course duration

1.5 Days Practical after home study work is completed

You will have one year to complete the aromatherapy only units, however two years if you do the full diploma with A&P. Students can and do complete their training before this allocated time is up.


180 CPD

Assessment and Examination Method

There will be continuous formative assessments takes place via emails from your tutor. On completion of the first training day you will be expected to return home and practise the massage skills you have covered on day one. On day two you will be expected to answer verbal questions and perform an aromatherapy treatment with minimal direction from your tutor, this is your summative assessment at the end of the second practical day.

Course Investment

£525 without A&P units, £650 with A&P units

Email and ask about the two instalment options.  Pay £500 to begin the full course and then £150 payable when you attend your practical training.  Or Pay £375 for the course without A&P then £150 when you are due for your practical training. 


Practitioner Level Diploma

Insurance Cover & Accreditation

Once you complete this training you will be entitled to gain insurance. All courses at Inspire Therapy Training are accredited and recognised by industry professionals. Please see our accreditation page for details. See below for the accrediting bodies we have chosen to use for this course.

Please note: You will be sent unit one and unit two first of all. Please send in your completed unit 1 as soon as it is complete. You then have unit two to be working on. When we send you unit 1 feedback we will attach unit 3. This will continue as long as the time allowed permits. We will stop sending work once the allocated time is up. You are purchasing a tutor led diploma with guidance and support via email. You are not purchasing 21 units of Aromatherapy, nor will you receive the outstanding units once your time is lapsed. If you require additional time to complete this diploma then this can be negotiated in line with the terms and conditions.


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