ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy

This course is an absolute essential for any Therapist involved in the Complementary Therapy and Care Industry.

Training to become a Clinical Aromatherapist will give you the specialist knowledge needed to be able to blend and prescribe for your clients specific needs. This practice will also enable you to treat clients and prevent health problems.

This course is designed to train a complete beginner up to a professional Aromatherapist. It also includes learning your Holistic Massage routine for performing a full body treatment on your client. 

On this course, you will learn the properties of 45+ essential oils and how to use them appropriately and safely as well as learning to blend to make your own creams and lotions. You will be given a depth of knowledge in diseases and disorders of the whole body as well as advanced massage techniques, lymphatic drainage and acupressure points. 

Syllabus Details

Unit 382 Provide Aromatherapy for Complementary Therapies

View the full ITEC syllabus here

Classes are taught in a relaxed environment using talks, lectures, visuals and detailed practical demonstration. Students will cover the following:

  • Working properties of 45 essential oils

  • Properties of 7 Carrier oils

  • Oil blending, synergies, definitions

  • Diseases & Disorders of all body systems

  • Advanced massage techniques, lymphatic drainage and acupressure points

  • Skincare & Facials

  • Specialist sessions to include, for example, Aromatherapy for Stress Management, Aromatherapy for cancer patients

  • Learn to make your own creams and lotions for treatments



Unit 383 - Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies:

(to be completed via e-learning or classroom prior to contact days if you do not yet hold a Level 3 A+P qualification) 

See Classroom A&P course dates here

See A&P e-learning package info here

Knowledge of the structure & function of all systems of the body:

  • Organisation of the Body including Cells

  • Skin, Hair & Nails

  • Skeletal

  • Muscular

  • Nervous/ Neurological

  • Endocrine

  • Respiratory

  • Circulatory/Cardiovascular

  • Lymphatic

  • Digestive

  • Urinary

  • Reproductive

  • Diseases and Disorders of each system

Assignment 2: Unit 385 Business Practice for Complementary Therapies

Click here to view Assignment Guidelines

Plan and prepare an appropriate business plan for a potential complementary therapy practice

Assignment 1: Unit 384 Principles and Practice of Complementary Therapies

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Identify and explain the origins and principles of 4 other complementary therapies.


If you have already covered these assignments in a previous qualification such as a Massage Diploma, we may be able to RPL (recognition of prior learning). See Entrance requirements for more information.

Assessment Criteria: 

You will be required to complete a number of treatments/case studies and assignments at home after/during your course and supply the evidences of these. You will then return to the Academy to sit your final exams usually 3-4 months after your course contact days. 

We recommend around 5-10 hours of home study a week to complete your case studies, theory study and assignments.

  • 36 x Case studies ( 6 people x 6 times )

  • Plus 15 treatments logged in consultation forms

  • 9 applications - can be making up creams, potions & lotions

  • Directory of Oils to be completed (15 oils)

  • 2 x Assignments (Unit 384 & 385)

  • A&P Theory Paper – 50 multiple choice questions

  • Practical Exam

  • You will be required to sit a “mock” practical exam, usually 2-3 weeks before the “real” practical exam. This is to allow you a practice run, and for your tutor to give you feedback on areas to work on.

Course Dates:

Please note: You will return after the course contact days to take your exams- usually a 3-4 months later to give you time to complete your Case Studies and Assignment work.


Fast Track:

This course requires attendance Monday – Friday for two consecutive weeks.

Attendance: 9.30am-4pm

Tutor: Annette Stoker

JUNE 2019:

24th June-5th July 2019

OcTOBER 2019:

21st October- 1st November 2019


20th-31st January 2020


This course requires attendance over 20 x evenings over 6 months

Attendance: 6pm-9pm

Tutor: Annette Stoker


October: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

November: 11th, 18th, 25th

December: 2nd, 9th, 16th

January 2020: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

February: 3rd, 10th, 24th

March: 2nd, 9th, 16th

Entrance Requirements:

No Previous Experience Needed

If you do not yet have a Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology, you can study this along side your Aromatherapy course via e-learning or classroom learning. Please see below for prices. If you need advice on whether you need to do your A+P qualification, please get in contact.

Already have an Anatomy and Physiology qualification or completed the same assignments on another qualification? 

If a student already holds a recognisable qualification in Anatomy & Physiology, we may potentially be able to RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) for the A&P Unit 383.  We may also be able to RPL for Unit 384 and 385 if these assignments have been completed as part of another Level 3 QCF qualification. The qualification must have been completed in the last 3 years and ITEC must give written confirmation of RPL. There is a fee of £35+vat.  Please note, if a Unit is RPL'd, you will only be able to receive an overall Pass mark for your course. Please get in contact to begin the RPL process or check if your qualification is eligible.



ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy (including Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology e-learning or classroom learning*)


Includes: 10 contact days, A&P e-learning package or classroom learning*, Aromatherapy case with 43 essential oils, tunic (ladies), polo-shirt (gents), towel bundle, tutor fees, exam fees and ITEC registration

*If opting for A&P classroom learning, this would be studied before/alongside your Aromatherapy course; please find course attendance dates here

Already have A+P?

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy

£1295.00 + VAT

Includes: 10 contact days, wooden Aromatherapy box with 45 essential oils, tunic (ladies), polo-shirt (gents), towel bundle, tutor fees, exam fees and ITEC registration

Please get in contact to make sure your A+P qualification is suitable before enrolling. 

Already have a Massage Diploma?

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy (already hold a Massage Diploma)

£970.00 + VAT

Includes: 7.5 contact days, wooden Aromatherapy box with 45 essential oils, tunic (ladies), polo-shirt (gents), towel bundle, tutor fees, exam fees and ITEC registration

Please note- you will not attend the afternoons on the first week, so timings would be as follows: 

First week: Attendance 9.30am-12.30pm

Second week: Attendance 9.30am-4pm 

Included in your course fees: 43 essential oils, and 2 carrier oils in a hand carry case as well as your tunic/polo shirt and towel bundle.

All your exam fees are also included in the course costs, so no hidden fees!


How do I pay?

A 25% deposit is payable immediately to secure your place on receipt of your invoice, with the remaining balance due at least 4 weeks prior to the start of your course.

Payment can be made via bank transfer or cheque. If you would like to pay via Credit Card, please let us know upon receiving your invoice and we will send through a link for payment.

In certain circumstances, we can offer an instalment plan to help spread to course cost. Fees apply. Please get in contact if this is something you would like to discuss.

Books Recommended for Study:

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An Introductory Guide to Business                            




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An Introductory Guide to Anatomy and Physiology-5th Edition


Please note: You will receive this book if you have chosen to study A&P e-learning

Thursday evenings at The Cotswold Academy


If you are interested in looking at a career in this industry, planning to do a course with us or just wishing to look around, our free Thursday Evenings could be the place to start.