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Aromatherapy

(SCQF level 7)

Hair & Beauty, Faculty of Leisure and Lifestyle

Mode of Study

Evening

Start Date

5th Dec 2017, 24 weeks

5th Dec 2017, 24 weeks

Day(s):

Tuesday

Time:

18:00 - 21:00

Location

City Campus

Cost

£ 223

Overview

This course provides the opportunity to achieve a professional qualification in the very popular, effective and enjoyable massage treatment, Aromatherapy. You will learn how to blend essential oils specific to a client’s needs, and carry out a full range of aromatherapy treatments, from personal use at home, to full aromatherapy massage in a professional setting.

 

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • A qualification in Anatomy & Physiology, (minimum SCQF level 6, or equivalent).

          and

  • A qualification in Body Massage, (minimum SCQF level 6, or equivalent)​.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved ESOL Intermediate Level 2 (or equivalent).

 

What you study

•    Professional consultation skills and treatment planning.
•    A thorough knowledge of 20 essential oils and a minimum of 5 carrier oils including: 

  • Extraction methods
  • Therapeutic values
  • Chemical components
  • Blending methods            

•    Methods of application of aromatherapy including inhalation and full body massage.
•    Safe practice of aromatherapy including specific and general contraindications.
•    Adaptations of use.
•    Ethics and good practice.
•    Compiling of case studies, covering a broad selection of clients.

 

After the course

Careers

A qualified aromatherapist can seek employment in massage clinics, spas, on cruise ships, in hotel-based treatment rooms, and within healthcare services. There are also opportunities for self-employment.

Continuing Study

Successful completion may lead to further courses in other complementary therapies, eg reflexology.

 

Teaching

How the course is taught

A variety of learning and teaching methods are used, including lecturer presentations and practical demonstration, group work, research activities, and case study compilation.

Assessment methods

Assessments include observation of practical, closed book papers and case study compilation.

 

Additional Information

Materials

All materials will be provided; theory materials in electronic format will be available from the College’s Virtual Learning Environment. Additional reading and useful websites will be recommended by your Lecturer.

Students may be offered the opportunity to purchase a College-approved kit of essential oils.

Dress code

Students are asked to wear a suitable therapy uniform when carrying out treatments; a professional tunic and trousers are recommended.

 

  • Mode of Study:
    Evening
  • Start Date:
    5th Dec 2017, 24 weeks
  • Day(s):
    Tuesday
    Time:
    18:00 - 21:00
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 223