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Aromatherapy (Level 3)

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Level Intermediate
Methodology Distance Learning
Class hours 200h
Duration 12 Months
Start Different dates available
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This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy present students with the opportunity of divulging into an exciting but also challenging home correspondence course, which, on achieving your Level 3 Diploma, will give you the fundamentals to enable you to successfully practice as an Aromatherapist with the aid of support from the Complementary Medical Association. The course will detail each essential aspect of aromatherapy to enable you to confidently offer aromatherapy to others by putting the methods taught into practice.

How each plant is processed, prepared, used safely and their beneficial properties will be taught. How it impacts on well-being either through direct application such as using massage, its effect on the internal organs such as the brain, the olfactory and digestive organs, as well as its psychological (mental and emotional) benefits will be discussed in detail.

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· What are the objectives of this course?

Key Topics The Level 3 Aromatherapy course is divided into ten comprehensive modules: Module 1: What is Aromatherapy? Module 2: Basic Taxonomy 1 Module 3: Basic Taxonomy 2 Module 4: The Chemistry of Essential Oils Explained Module 5: How to Use Essential Oils Module 6: Using Essential Oils Safely Module 7: The Essential Oils Module 8: The Aromatic Waters, Base Oils and Herbal Oils Module 9: Treating Common Complaints Module 10: Creative Blending

· Requirements

All students must be 16 years of age and above. The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Aromatherapy and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

· Qualification

ABC Awards Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy

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How is the course structured?

The Level 3 Aromatherapy course is divided into ten comprehensive modules:

Module 1: What is Aromatherapy?
- Key Definitions: Aromatherapy, Essential Oil, Absolute,
- Aromatic Water, Other Aromatic Extracts
- A Brief History of Aromatherapy
- How essential oils and aromatic waters are made
- Enfleurage, Expression, Maceration, Solvent Extraction,
- Pytonic extraction, Butane extraction, Carbon dioxide extraction,
- Distillation: Water, Steam, Water & Steam

Module 2 & 3: Basic Taxonomy

How Essential Oils Work
- The essential oils interaction with the body

Absorption via the skin
- The Structure of The skin
- The epidermis
- The Dermis
- Transdermal absorption of essential oils
- Physical and Metabolic Barriers of Essential oils
- Increasing the Level of Absorption via the Skin
- The Benefits of application to the skin
- The Contraindications of application to the Skin

Absorption via the Respiratory System
- Via The Respiratory Interface
- Via Cerebrospinal Fluid
- The Benefits of Application via the Respiratory Interface
- The Contraindications of Application via the Respiratory Interface

Absorption via Olfaction
- The Nasal Cavity
- Olfactory Membrane
- Olfactory Receptors
- Physiology of Olfaction
- The Olfactory Pathway
- Adaptation and Odour Thresholds
- Relevance of Smell to the Aromatherapist

The Respiratory system
- Olfaction
- Via the respiratory interface

Module 4: The Chemistry of Essential Oils Explained

Functional Groups
- Terpenes
- Alcohols & Phenols
- Aldehydes
- Ketones
- Esters
- Ethers
- Oxides
- Lactones and Coumarins
- Organic acids

- Synergy within the essential oil
- Synergy within a blend of essential oils
- Synergy within the treatment itself

Module 5: How to Use Essential Oils

- Massage
- Skin Treatments
- Ointments
- Creams
- Lotions
- Gels
- Baths
- Clays
- Scrubs
- Sprays
- Hair & Scalp Treatments
- Nebulisers and Vaporisers
- Steam Inhalation
- Pulse Points
- Perfumes
- Internal Use - Suppositories, Pessaries, Sublingual,
- Aromatic Waters, Mouth Wash, Gargles

Module 6: Using Essential Oils Safely

- Labelling
- Storage
- Diluting
- Children
- The Elderly
- Accidents
- Phototoxicity
- Internal Use & Accidental ingestion
- The Medicinal Properties of Essential oils

Module 7: The Essential Oils

- Aniseed
- Basil
- Bergamot
- Cajeput
- Caraway
- Cardamom
- Cedarwood
- Chamomile, German
- Chamomile, Roman
- Cinnamon
- Citronella
- Clary sage
- Clove
- Coriander
- Cypress
- Eucalyptus, Blue Gum
- Eucalyptus, Lemon scented
- Everlasting
- Fennel
- Frankincense
- Geranium
- Ginger
- Grapefruit
- Hyssop
- Jasmine
- Juniper
- Laurel
- Lavendin
- Lavender, Spike
- Lavender, True
- Lemongrass
- Lemon
- Majoram
- Mandarin
- Melissa
- Myrrh
- Neroli
- Niaouli
- Orange, Sweet
- Palmarosa
- Patchouli
- Pepper, Black
- Peppermint
- Petitgrain
- Pine
- Rose
- Rosemary
- Sage, Spanish
- Savory, winter
- Spikenard
- Tea tree
- Thyme, linalol
- Thyme, thymol
- Vetiver
- Yarrow
- Ylang ylang

Module 8: The Aromatic Waters, Base Oils and Herbal Oils

- Chamomile, German
- Fennel, Sweet
- Geranium
- Lavender, True
- Orange Flower, Bitter
- Peppermint
- Rose
- Sage, Greek
- Witch Hazel
- Yarrow
The Base oils
Vegetable Oils
- Almond
- Avocado
- Castor
- Coconut
- Evening Primrose
- Grapeseed
- Hazelnut
- Hemp
- Jojoba
- Macadamia
- Olive
- Peach kernel
- Rosehip seed
- Seje
- Sesame
- Sunflower
- Wheatgerm
Herbal oils
- Arnica
- Calendula
- Devil’s claw
- Gotu kola
- St. John’s wort

Module 9: Treating Common Complaints

- The Skin
- The Respiratory System
- The Cardiovascular System
- The Digestive System
- The Reproductive System
- The Nervous System
- The Musculoskeletal System
- The Urinary System

Module 10: Creative Blending

- Blending Essential Oils
- Blending Base Oils

Final Online Multiple Choice Examination - 100% of the mark.
When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a nationally recognised certificate will be awarded by ABC Awards as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.

Course Fees

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Aromatherapy home study course is £456.25, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £365 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £91.25 and then 4 equal payments of £91.25 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

You have two course format options to choose from:

Online Version : £365
Online & Paper Version : £430

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