VTCT(iTEC) Level 3 Diploma in AromatherapyFor The Complementary Therapist

Start Date: May 2023  

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. 

Want in? CLICK HERE to pay for your course in full and save £100 

or CLICK HERE to pay your registration fee

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. 

What is included:

  • 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 essential oils too. 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.

  • VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Complementary Therapies - a knowledge-based qualification aimed at complementary and sports massage therapists, who need to understand the COVID-19 infection prevention methods required in the working environment in order to maintain high levels of health and safety in the provision of their services to clients. 

Your Massage course fee includes;

  • The unique 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) 

What do you need to bring? Yourself, pen and paper and a couple of large towels.


The course is 10 months in duration and will be held one Tuesday a month in person and three Friday mornings a month for the live online theory training, when qualified you will immediately be able to start working for yourself or gain employment within the complementary therapy or spa industry.

All of the theory will be delivered live in a classroom environment via Zoom and recorded so that you can rewatch as many times as you like and catch anything you may have missed


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 £65. We don't include this 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.


The course is 11 months in duration and will be held two Tuesdays over alternate months in person for your hands on practical training and three Fridays live online as if sat in front of me in the classroom, structured home study, when qualified you will immediately be able to start working for yourself or gain employment within the complementary therapy or spa industry.


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. We don't include this 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.

Course Dates: September 2022 - June 2023


Monday & Tuesday IN PERSON Practical sessions 9:00am - 5:00pm 

September - 19th, 20th

November - 14th, 15th

January - 16th, 17th

March - 20th, 21st

May - 15th, 16th

June - 13th plus exam dates to be confirmed

Friday LIVE ONLINE Theory sessions 9:00am - 1:00pm

September - 9th, 16th, 23rd, 

October - 7th, 14th, 21st

November - 4th, 11th, 18th, 

December - 2nd, 9th, 16th

January - 6th, 13th, 20th, 

February - 3rd, 10th, 24th

March - 3rd, 10th, 17th,

April -  21st, 28th

May, - 5th, 12th, 19th,

June, - Exam dates to be confirmed

Exam dates are provisional and will be confirmed February 2022

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


Ofqual is the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland. The QCF (Qualifications Credit Framework) is a new way of recognising skills and qualifications. It does this by awarding credit for units (small steps of learning) and enables learners to gain qualifications at their own pace along flexible routes

College/Course Contract, Terms & Conditions

College Aims 

At Core Therapies College we strive to provide excellent quality courses taught by experienced therapists in a relaxed atmosphere.