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Clinical Aromatherapy Diploma

The S.E.E.D. Institute
Blended learning in Shaftesbury and Ash

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Important information

  • Workshop
  • Blended
  • At 2 venues
  • 96 hours of class
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • When:
  • Delivery of study materials
  • Support service
  • Personal tutor
  • Examinations- physical attendance required

This Clinical Aromatherapy Diploma is a level 4/5 Course and is accredited by the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA). The S.E.E.D. Institute Clinical Aromatherapy Diploma Course offers flexible training for students in the form of a combined ‘in-house’ (attendance) & ‘distance-learning’ (correspondence) training programme so that students may continue at their own pace. Students are required to attend 5-12 days of in-house training for the practical elements of the Course.
The two in-house courses include a 5 day Aromatherapy Practical Module where Students will learn those elements of Aromatherapy that can only be taught face to face if the Student is to understand the finer points of this therapy. This Module is split between theory in the morning and practical in the afternoons. In addition students attending the 7 day Aromatherapy Massage Module will learn a full-body Aromatherapy Massage with Foot Reflexes to the standards required by The IFPA for full membership. Students who already have a massage qualification can submit details to see if they are exempt from this Module (Case-studies will still be required).
Applications will be considered on merit, with emphases on caring disposition, general aptitude and maturity. The minimum age for enrolment is 18. There is no maximum age.
Once qualified as a Clinical Aromatherapist, Students will be eligible to upgrade to Full Member status with the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA).

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Where and when

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Ash Hill Road, Ash, Aldershot, Surrey, GU12 5DP, Surrey, England
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Stour Row, Nr. Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 0QW, Dorset, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

No prior experience is needed to attend this Course.

· What happens after requesting information?

On receiving your enquiry we will contact you via telephone to give you the opportunity to discuss your requirements with us. If we cannot reach you via telephone then we will e-mail the course information to you and include a booking form should you decide to go ahead and book with us. We will also leave you our contact details should you wish to get in touch.


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What you'll learn on the course

Alternative Health
Alternative Medicine
Clinical Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy massage
Aromatherapy Practical
Anatomy and Physiology
First Aid
Aromatic Materials
Essential oils
Aromatic Plants
Swedish Bitters

Teachers and trainers (1)

Jane Rose
Jane Rose
Principal Tutor of The S.E.E.D. Institute

TSI Clinical Practitioner Diploma in Aromatherapy - 1997 Advanced Massage Techniques, Ayurveda, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Pregnancy, Babies & Children Massage, Chinese Foot Massage, Remedial & Sports Massage. PTLLS Teaching Certificate - 2012 CTLLS Teaching Certificate - July 2013

Course programme

Clinical Aromatherapy' Diploma

Courses available in Surrey and Cumbria (England) and also as distance-learning

The S.E.E.D. Institute is a School registered with the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA) and, as such, it trains Students to International Standards.

Training in Professional Clinical Aromatherapy (Degree - level 4) must take at least 9 months to complete.

It is our experience that students require flexible training, so we have formulated a combined 'in-house' (attendance) & 'distance-learning' (correspondence) training programme so that students may continue at their own pace.

Students are required to attend 5-12 days of training to include all the practical elements of the course (exemptions are available for the 7-day Aromatherapy Massage Module for those who already have a recognised massage qualification). The 'distance-learning' elements are in separate modules with full 'on-line' Moderator back up.

Students to submit details of Massage qualifications if they want exemption from the Aromatherapy Massage Module.

Students who do not want to practise massage can still qualify as an 'Aromatherapist without Massage'.

The maximum period within which the course must be completed is 4 years, although completion is recommended within 2 years.

However, all modules (both 'in-house' and 'distance-learning') must be completed before taking the theoretical examination. Students must hold a current First Aid Certificate before their Diploma can be issued.

It is preferable that Students have a recognised 'Anatomy & Physiology' (A&P) qualification prior to joining the 'in-house' training modules, although we do accept students who will be studying A&P once they have started these modules.

Aromatherapy Diploma Students can start with the 'in-house' Aromatherapy Massage Module or the 'in-house' Aromatherapy Practical Module or the Distant Learning Modules ARDL1-4.

We provide a modular 'distance-learning' (correspondence) course (AP2). If you are already qualified in A&P, please advise us of your qualifications and the syllabus studied. ITEC A&P and Massage qualifications are acceptable.

We have an advisory team of Tutors to assist the Student between modules and it is our aim to be 100% supportive to our Students - both whilst they are training and once they have qualified as Professional Aromatherapists.

Students are required to complete a Massage log, Clients' Case-Histories and Homework in between courses and an in-depth Case-study is required as part of the examination.

Course-work contributes towards the final Examination-result and it is our intention to make the Examination as free from fear and as enjoyable as possible.

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Additional information

Payment options: Anatomy & Physiology Distant-learning £380 plus £90 exam fee
Distant-learning Modules (4) £350 per module
Aromatherapy Massage - 7 days - £770 
Aromatherapy Practical - 5 days - £575 
Aromatherapy Practical Examination £120 
AromatherapyTheory Examination £100

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