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ITEC Level 3 Diploma Aromatherapy

VTCT(iTEC) Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy
For The Complementary Therapist


Start Date: September 2023  

10 Places available

Here at Core Therapies College you will learn in a relaxed atmosphere, with experienced therapists and small classes with up to 9 other students we can ensure that you get the most from the course.


Advanced aromatherapy techniques are included in the course including lymphatic drainage and acupressure points as well as the holistic approach. The properties of 42 essential oils are studied and the course teaches the uses of the oils to create the remarkable results they provide. Key to the course are the Case Studies undertaken by students. You will also study units; Anatomy & Physiology as well as Principals & Practices of Complementary Therapies and Business Studies For Complementary Therapists.


It is where I go over and above the iTEC teaching criteria and show you how to become not just a good therapist but an EXCELLENT THERAPIST with all of the tools to CREATE A THRIVING BUSINESS!

With over 10 years experience in industry I show you how I have built my thriving practice which has survived beautifully inspire of the pandemic and teach you all of the tips, tricks, and habits as well as show you my mistakes to give you the foundation to build your own thriving practice.

So what does Massage mastery include?

  • Technique Tango

    • Learning to give an Aromatherapy massage ​is like learning a dance, you will learn up to date techniques to give the best Aromatherapy massage tailored to your clients specific wants and needs leaving your clients feeling amazing! Shoulder tension? No problem! Lower back ache? You'll have that covered! I could go on but you get the gist,

    • Learn how to look after your body after all we only have one. It is so important that as a therapist you learn how to avoid injuring yourself. You will constantly be guided, reminded and shown how to position yourself correctly, and use your body weight to your advantage to avoid injury, but most of all to make the treatment as enjoyable for you as it is for your client. 

    • You will learn how to manage clients expectations. Have you ever had a massage and the therapist hasn't done what you have asked, or have you left feeling that your issues haven't been addressed? I certainly have, clients usually know what they want from a treatment but it is not very often that they have an understanding of what they need. Understanding how to manage clients expectations so that you have given the client what they want and helped them by also giving them what they need is the difference between giving what you know is a great massage, and the client feeling like they have had a fantastic massage and experience.

  • Contraindication Controversy​

    • Be confident in treating complex conditions. There are very few reasons why you would deny a client a treatment but there are certainly essential oils that you would never use with some conditions and I teach you everything from my experience to give you the confidence to go ahead. When I was training I had a huge list of contraindications which would prevent me from giving a treatment​ or severely restrict the essential oils I could use, however it turns out that the list is actually very small. What I lacked was the understanding of these complex conditions and the confidence to treat the client who had one. By learning about these conditions in detail through gaining a thorough understanding of how the body works, and by understanding how to gain proper consent prior to treatment you will gain the confidence to treat almost anyone. As a qualified therapist you will come across conditions that you are unfamiliar with (I do even now and I have been a therapist for over 10 years), and it is important that you learn how to manage this.

    • Learn when you shouldn't treat a client. There are a few cases where you wouldn't treat a client ​and not only do you learn about these contraindications, you learn how to discuss them with your client without effectively showing them the door.

  • Business Bravery

    • Learning the ins and outs of how to set up and run a business is imperative if you want to succeed as a therapist! There are hundreds of excellent therapists out there who have given up on their dream of helping people and making an impact and that is devastating for me. This is why the business element of this course is so very important to me because without this most qualified therapists will never get their business off the ground.

    • Learn who you are passionate about working with and how to communicate with them (too many therapists market to everyone and this is their downfall as their marketing gets lost in the noise of the online world)

    • Learn how to gain clients with grace and ease without the painful hustle and nasty sales pitch 

    • Understand and decide how you would like to run your business, are you thinking mobile? Renting a room? Owning your own clinic? It doesn't matter if you don't know I help you figure it out by guiding you through all of these options and more so that you can decide what lights you up.

    • I take the fear out of self employment, we look at the pro's and con's to help you decide which route is best for you and your business idea. 

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Want more information about the four iTEC units keep reading!

Here at Core Therapies College you will learn online with LIVE classes and in person in a relaxed atmosphere, with experienced therapists and small classes with up to 9 other students meaning that we can ensure you get the most from the course.

Throughout this iTEC Level 3 Diploma course in Aromatherapy you will gain in depth knowledge about the different essential oils, their uses and how to blend them for maximum impact as well as Aromatherapy massage techniques and their uses, PLUS a whole day spent learning how to make products incorporating essential oils which you can give to your clients to support them between treatments or instead of massage. Training with us means that you will not only become an excellent massage therapist with a great understanding of how the body works but you will also learn how to turn your new qualification into a thriving business. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Included In The Course?

•Aromatherapy Massage - all of the classical techniques which can be included in an Aromatherapy massage; Effleurage, Petrissage and, acupressure points and lymphatic drainage ensuring that once you are qualified you can tailor your treatments to your clients needs and expectations. As well as learning how to look after your hands and your body by understanding how to be mindful of your posture and how to use specific techniques which take the pressure away from your wrists and thumbs. You learn how to treat the whole body and give a deeply relaxing treatment allowing the bespoke blend of essential oils you have created to absorb into the skin and have their desired effects. You will also learn when it isn't appropriate to give an Aromatherapy treatment and how to work within the scope of your qualification. •Aromatherapy - Essential oils blending and basic product making - Study the properties of 42 essential oils and the effects they can have on the body. Understand their chemical constituents and how to blend several of them together to enhance their properties and their impact whilst learning how to blend essential oils based on your clients specific requirements making each blend unique for each client (although you will come away with some go to recipes too) AND learn how to create a cold compress for Arthritis, steam inhalation for a cold, cream for eczema, a pillow spray to help aid sleep and much more. •Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology - Giving you complete knowledge of the structure and functions of each area on which you are working as well as understanding conditions and diseases which may prevent or require treatment •Principals & Practices of Complementary Therapies - Learn about effective communication and consultation skills, health and safety in the workplace for yourself and your client, referral procedures, laws and regulations, associations and regulatory bodies for complementary therapists as well as learning the fundamentals of other complementary therapies. With four assignments to complete •Business practice for complementary therapies - Learn how to turn your new qualification into a thriving business by gaining an understanding of how to run a self employed business, figure out who your ideal clients are and how to effectively market to them, understand how to price your treatments as well as learning how to balance business finances and make a profit by creating your own working business plan which you can use to give your business the best possible start.

What Does My Aromatherapy Course Fee Include?

•The unique Aromatherapy Massage Mastery & Business Bravery which you won't find anywhere else •Face to face and hands on tuition for practical training •Live online training for all theory elements in the same way you would learn as if you were sat in front of me including class participation, with each class being recorded making it easy to catch up if you cannot make it for whatever reason. •Course registration fee, •All course examination fees, •Subject books, •An online portal where you can re watch recordings of every theory class and access resources such as a video of the massage routine, posture correction, handouts and much much more •products to use during treatments at the college •a polo shirt (your uniform)

When Is The Next Course Starting & What Are The Course Dates?

Course Dates: September 2023 - June 2024 2023-2024 Monday & Tuesday IN PERSON Practical sessions 9:30am - 4:30pm October - 16th, 17th November - 20th, 21st December - 11th January - 22nd, 23rd February - 19th, 20th March - 18th, 19th April - 22nd, 23rd May - 7th Mock exam June - 10th Practical exam date Friday LIVE ONLINE Theory sessions 9:30am - 1:00pm October - 6th, 13th, 20th November - 3rd, 10th, 17th, December - 1st, 8th, 15th January - 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th February - 2nd, 9th, 23rd March - 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd April - 19st, 26th May, - 3rd, 10th, 17th, Exam date - Anatomy & Physiology - 21st May Exam dates are provisional and will be confirmed February 2024

How Much Does The Course Cost?

Course Fees: £2045 Pay in full and save £100 making this amazing jam packed course just £1945 Want to pay in installments? No problem! Pay the £200 registration fee and the remaining £1845 can be split in to 10 monthly instalments of just £184.50 (depending when you register for the course)


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College/Course Contract, Terms & Conditions

College conditions: All students should treat each other with care and respect, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or threatening behaviour will be dealt with by staff and if it cannot be resolved the offending party will be asked to leave the course under this circumstance no refund will be available. Students are expected to respect college property and equipment, anyone found to cause damage to property through negligence or intent will be liable to costs. Prior to your examination you are required to have an emergency first aid at work certificate, if you do not already have this there will be an opportunity to sit this with us for £75. This isn't included in the course fees as some people already hold this certificate and it would be unfair to charge you for it if you already have it but proof of qualification will need to be seen when registering for the course. Further course information The ITEC courses and FHT accredited CPD courses run at Core therapies College are professional qualifications and as such require a high attendance rate. All courses have face to face tuition and case studies/course work/home study, to complete your course competently and be the best therapist you can be you must complete all aspects. All case studies and coursework must be completed prior to the examination, ITEC regulations state that you cannot be entered for the examination otherwise. Students will be allowed to miss a maximum of two days course tuition time, if you are unable to attend you can request a catch up session at £40 per hour. We will do everything we can to ensure that you have all of the information and experience you require to qualify however the home study and case studies must be completed to ensure you pass the qualifications. If you are unable to complete the course due to illness or any other circumstance you may be eligible to transfer onto the next available course on the production of a doctors certificate, this is at the discretion of the college and a supplementary fee may be applicable. Please note if you choose to defer your place and the course is no longer taught at the college you will not be eligible for any refund. The college holds no responsibility for financial losses. If you decide not to sit the exam/s, you will receive a certificate of attendance, this will not qualify you for professional practice and there is no reduction on course fees if you do not wish to sit the exam/s. Examinations: Examinations cannot be sat until all coursework/case studies have been completed and handed in no exceptions. All examinations are organised with the ITEC board and the ITEC examination regulations and procedures made clear to all students. All fees include exam fees, Should you need to reschedule your exam for whatever reason (should you fail your exam or are unable to attend) you will be able to attend a later examination date that is already booked with or scheduled to be booked with ITEC. Please note we run several examinations a year and you will be required to pay a supplementary examination fee.  Further Fee Information: Payment plans are available upon request. Early bird prices are subject to terms & conditions;  the registration fee must be received by the date stated on the course page,  the full fee must be received prior to the start of the course. All fees include exam fees, should you need to reschedule your exam for whatever reason you will be required to pay a further exam fee of £250. All registration fees are non refundable. No refund shall be given for course fees after 6 weeks prior to the course starting. All fees should be paid for by the dates stipulated by the college on its website or given in writing. Appeals & Complaints: Should you wish to make an appeal or complaint please speak to you course tutor initially and if still unsatisfied please either write to us or send an email and this will be responded to as soon as possible within office hours. If you feel that we have been unable to deal with your appeal or complaint please contact ITEC directly through the student page at   Equal Opportunities: Core Therapies College is an equal opportunities adult education provider and employer. To ensure a fantastic learning experience is had by all (students and teachers alike) we endeavour to ensure there are no levels of discrimination or harassment and promote, equal opportunities, fairness of treatment and dignity. All decisions are based on merit and not discrimination where all involved can make the best use of and enhance their skills. By Booking any course with Core Therapies College you are agreeing to these terms and conditions and are entering in a contract with Core Therapies College.

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