Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AC30404 GLH: 266 - 296 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 600/4843/8 Units: 4 - 5 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2018
Level: 3 Minimum Credits: 59

Additional Information

Guided Learning Hours


The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 266 GLH.

Primary Outcome


The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy is to confirm your competence as an aromatherapist within the complementary therapy sector. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of an aromatherapist.

Overview


The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as an aromatherapist. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as an aromatherapist, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 2 qualification in complementary therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as an aromatherapist including mandatory units covering the following: knowledge and understanding of complementary therapy concepts, business practice, anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies. You will also develop your understanding and practical skills to competently provide aromatherapy services.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and essential oils. You will develop a range of technical skills enabling you to blend essential oils in a tailor-made fashion for each client and provide relaxing aromatherapy massage treatments using different massage techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

What could this qualification lead to?


This qualification will confirm your competence for employment as an aromatherapist. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as an aromatherapist.. Career opportunities as an aromatherapist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

- Working in the NHS in hospitals and care homes
- Working in a commercial complementary therapy clinic, beauty salon or spa
- Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

This is the only VTCT qualification in aromatherapy at level 3.

Who supports this qualification?


This qualification is based on the complementary therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as an aromatherapist.. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC. Further information on BABTAC membership can be found here.



Qualification Structure

Additional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 0 components and earn a minimum of 0 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV31303 J/503/7747 Healthy eating and well being for the complementary therapy client 3 6 30

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 4 components and earn a minimum of 59 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV31267 L/503/7779 Business practice for complementary therapies 3 12 60
UV31268 A/503/7776 Principles and practice of complementary therapies 3 13 30
UV31299 R/503/7640 Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies 3 13 94
UV31301 T/503/7744 Provide aromatherapy for complementary therapies 3 21 112

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.

Documents


*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

Centres approved to run this qualification

VTCT accredits centres to offer our qualifications, but cannot advise which centres are running particular courses at any time. Please contact the centre directly to find out if they currently offering your chosen qualification.

NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre Name Telephone Website Location
Revolution Academy - Hair and Beauty Training Centre +357 26 930166 Visit website Cyprus
The Holistic Academy (Bedfordshire) 07501 111758 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Positive Living School of Natural Therapies 01761 411043 Visit website Bristol, City of
The Beauty Training Academy 07956 579177 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Peterborough Regional College 0845 872 8722 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
South Cheshire College 01270 654654 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Advanced Aesthetics Training Centre 07949 240852 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
Greenhouse Therapies 01244 637851 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
Cosmetic Treatments & Injectables Academy - CTIA Ltd 07827 443233 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
Sylvia Hodge College of Health and Beauty 01925 652502 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
Truro College 01872 267000 Visit website Cornwall
Truro College - Tregye Campus 01872 267156 Visit website Cornwall
Kendal College 01539 814620 Visit website Cumbria
Newton Rigg College 01768 893400 Visit website Cumbria
Professional Therapy Training 01539 592963 Visit website Cumbria
Infinity Training Academy 01530 812609 Visit website Derbyshire
East Midlands College of Beauty & Complementary Therapies 01332 368333 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Holistic Therapies Training 01237 423006 Visit website Devon
Lotus Spa Centre 01626 369813 Visit website Devon
Petroc - Barnstaple Campus 01271 338157 Visit website Devon
K2U Therapies Clinic & Training Academy 07855 175726 Visit website Durham - Darlington
Stockton Riverside College 01642 865400 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
Brighton Holistics 01273 672690 Visit website East Sussex - Brighton and Hove
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College 01273 667788 Visit website East Sussex - Brighton and Hove
Purple Turtle Academy 01273 447891 Visit website East Sussex - Brighton and Hove
Adult Community Learning - Brentwood 03330137602 Visit website Essex
Adult Community Learning - Maldon 0333 013 2183 Visit website Essex
Neroli School of Beauty Therapy 01245 400509 Visit website Essex
SW Holistic Training 01702 520539 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
Cheltenham School of Complementary Therapy & Beauty 01242 255440 Visit website Gloucestershire
Forest Oasis 07909 766542 Visit website Gloucestershire
Hayden Health and Beauty Training Academy 0844 335 0152 Visit website Gloucestershire
II Intuitive 01594 846293 Visit website Gloucestershire
International Beauty and Holistic Academy 01452 414770 Visit website Gloucestershire
Bolton College 01204 482000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Bolton
Manchester School of Massage 0161 881 7171 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Newall Green High School - Sixth Form Centre 0161 234 4654 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Beauty Academy - Manchester 0845 601 8272 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Central Manchester College of Health and Beauty 0161 236 7181 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Orchid Massage Academy 07903 835898 Visit website Greater Manchester - Rochdale
The Full Spectrum Centre Limited 0161 711 0658 Visit website Greater Manchester - Tameside
The Beauty Room 01257 400080 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
Wigan and Leigh College 01942 761600 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
AHEd - Peter Symonds College 01962 886166 Visit website Hampshire
Calming Influences Ltd 023 8040 6672 Visit website Hampshire
The Academy of Beauty Therapy 01962 733352 Visit website Hampshire
The Southern School of Beauty Therapy 023 9225 6375 Visit website Hampshire
The Academy of Beauty Therapy - Portsmouth 023 9207 0949 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
West London School of Beauty - South 020 8755 4855 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
FTT Beauty and Training Centre 01727 768559 Visit website Hertfordshire
Holistic and Beauty Training @ The Rooms 01462 730297 Visit website Hertfordshire
Oaklands College 01727 737000 Visit website Hertfordshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
Allen & Walden Kent College of Beauty Therapy 01474 353536 Visit website Kent
Canterbury College 01227 811111 Visit website Kent
Chartered Complementary Therapy Training School 01795 533666 Visit website Kent
East Kent College - Dover 01304 244303 Visit website Kent
East Kent College - Folkestone 01303 858216 Visit website Kent
Gemini Beauty Academy 01732 842279 Visit website Kent
Reynolds Training Academy 01322 275807 Visit website Kent
UK Beauty Schools Ltd - Kent 01634 827677 Visit website Kent - Medway
Deep Training Academy 01254 822832 Visit website Lancashire
Preston Therapy Centre 07796 297071 Visit website Lancashire
Blackpool and the Fylde College - Bispham Campus 01253 504625 Visit website Lancashire - Blackpool
Lumière College 07541 127326 Visit website Leicestershire
South Leicestershire College 0116 264 3555 Visit website Leicestershire
Silk Powder 0116 270 7692 Visit website Leicestershire - Leicester
Boston College Spalding 01775 715880 Visit website Lincolnshire
Gainsborough College 01427 617471 Visit website Lincolnshire
Lincoln College 01522 876000 Visit website Lincolnshire
University Academy Holbeach 01406 423042 Visit website Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Beauty Therapy and Make-up Academy Ltd 07745 437513 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Enhance Training 020 8303 9222 Visit website London - Bexley
Working Men's College - Studio 101 020 7255 4700 Visit website London - Camden
The Beauty Training Centre Ltd 07943 868678 Visit website London - Enfield
London School of Massage - Harrow 020 7700 3777 Visit website London - Harrow
Therapy Learning Centre 07956 539922 Visit website London - Havering
West London School of Beauty 020 8755 4855 Visit website London - Hounslow
London School of Massage - London 020 7700 3777 Visit website London - Islington
Paragon Nail and Beauty Training Academy - London 07561 012106 Visit website London - Newham
Centre for Advanced Studies T/A City of London College (London Bow Centre) 020 7247 2177 Visit website London - Tower Hamlets
East London Beauty Academy 020 8981 2558 Visit website London - Tower Hamlets
Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service 020 8496 2974 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
The City of Liverpool College 0151 252 1515 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Wirral Metropolitan College - Conway Park Campus 0151 551 7777 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
The York School of Holistic Therapies 01904 655550 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
Skills North East Limited 0191 250 4590 Visit website Northumberland
Essential Solutions School of Complementary Therapies 07910 332811 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Newark College 01636 680680 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Elite Beauty Academy 07729 633758 Visit website Somerset
The Zahara College 07595 752704 Visit website Somerset
Bath College 01225 312191 Visit website Somerset - Bath and North East Somerset
White Rose School of Health & Beauty - Barnsley 01226 786763 Visit website South Yorkshire - Barnsley
White Rose School of Health and Beauty - Doncaster 01302 367434 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
Aries Academy of Holistic Therapies 07936 506012 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
The Sheffield School of Health and Beauty 0114 275 0201 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
Buxton and Leek College - Leek Campus 0800 074 0099 Visit website Staffordshire
Hart Training 07825 285688 Visit website Staffordshire
Stafford College 01785 223800 Visit website Staffordshire
Stoke on Trent College - Cauldon Campus 01782 208208 Visit website Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent
ATA Beauty - Advanced Training Academy Ltd 07572 268543 Visit website Suffolk
Dynica Beauty Academy 01480 301427 Visit website Suffolk
Lowestoft College 01502 525005 Visit website Suffolk
Omni Academy 01932 232322 Visit website Surrey
Omni Academy - AFA 0333 358 3559 Visit website Surrey
West Midlands Nail and Beauty Academy 0121 794 0612 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Aromalyne 01243 586804 Visit website West Sussex
Aspire Sussex Ltd - Burgess Hill 0345 601 0161 Visit website West Sussex
Freedom Therapies Training 01243 841174 Visit website West Sussex
Institute of Healing 01422 845866 Visit website West Yorkshire - Calderdale
The White Rose School of Health and Beauty 01484 510625 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
The Central College of Health and Beauty - Leeds 0113 246 1966 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Olive Training 01985 840093 Visit website Wiltshire
The Holistic Academy 07762 845888 Visit website Wiltshire
Wiltshire School of Beauty and Holistic Therapy 01793 737733 Visit website Wiltshire - Swindon
Drift Away - Bewdley 07972 593065 Visit website Worcestershire
2nd Image Academy +233 24 325 9079 Visit website Ghana
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
Blossom Kochhar College of Creative Arts and Design +91 26473050 Visit website India
ISAS International Beauty School +91 7507985007 Visit website India
Laurus Edutech Life Skills Private Limited +91 9790927896 Visit website India
Sidri International Academy for Beauty and Health Sciences +91 8860333825 Visit website India
Sidri International Academy for Skin, Hair and Nutrition +91 7838963383 Visit website India
Bali BISA (Bali International Spa Academy) +62 361 281 289 Visit website Indonesia
Essentials Holistic Centre +353 85 730 6332 Visit website Ireland
University College Isle of Man 01624 648208 Visit website Isle of Man
Devine Beauty Training Academy 07700 735133 Visit website Jersey
Elizir Beauty School +356 9942 5563 Visit website Malta
Ocean Beauty Academy +356 7906 6243 Visit website Malta
Peach & Sorrel Beauty Academy +356 2144 6640 Visit website Malta
South Eastern Regional College - Bangor Campus 028 9127 6600 Visit website Ards and North Down
Bronwyn Conroy Beauty School - Belfast 028 9035 2662 Visit website Belfast
Conway Education Centre 028 9024 8543 Visit website Belfast
North West Regional College - Londonderry Campus 028 7127 8000 Visit website Derry and Strabane
South Eastern Regional College - Lisburn Campus 028 9266 7725 Visit website Lisburn and Castlereagh
South Eastern Regional College - Downpatrick Campus 028 4461 5815 Visit website Newry, Mourne and Down
Glasgow Clyde College - Cardonald Campus 0141 272 3333 Visit website Glasgow City
Glasgow Clyde College - Langside campus 0141 647 6300 Visit website Glasgow City
Kzn Beauty Training Institute +27 31 8280464 Visit website South Africa
Coleg Gwent - Crosskeys Campus 01495 333460 Visit website Caerphilly
In The Pink! Therapies And Training 07740 774590 Visit website Caerphilly
Cardiff and Vale College - City Centre Campus 029 2025 0450 Visit website Cardiff
West Shires School of Complementary Health 01267 231212 Visit website Carmarthenshire
Designed For Beauty 01600 719219 Visit website Monmouthshire
Neath Port Talbot College - Coleg Castell Nedd Port Talbot 01639 648200 Visit website Neath Port Talbot
Coleg Gwent - Newport Campus 01633 466000 Visit website Newport
HB Training Wales Ltd 01437 765597 Visit website Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire College 01437 753000 Visit website Pembrokeshire
NPTC Group - Brecon 0845 408 6400 Visit website Powys
NPTC Group - Newtown 0845 408 6200 Visit website Powys
Coleg y Cymoedd - Nantgarw 01443 662800 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Rhondda 01443 663202 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
The College Merthyr Tydfil 01685 726000 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg Gwent - Pontypool Campus 01495 333100 Visit website Torfaen
Cardiff and Vale College - Barry Campus 01446 725000 Visit website Vale of Glamorgan

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