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Course Code: DARM

Level: 3
Subject area: Complementary Therapies
Awarding body: VTCT
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Mondays, 9.30am - 5.00pm

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About the course

Learn the principles of this natural therapy where essential oils help improve and restore psychological and physiological wellbeing. This part-time course at City College will equip you with the practical techniques and knowledge required to work in aromatherapy. You’ll learn about different oils and their properties, as well as how to develop a treatment plan based on your client’s needs.

What you'll learn

This qualification covers a very wide range of skills and knowledge required for working in the beauty and complimentary therapies sector, including:

  • principles and practices for complementary therapies
  • business practice for complementary therapies
  • knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathologies for complementary therapies
  • aromatherapy for complementary therapies.
Entry requirements

In order to be successful on this course you will need one or more of the following;

  • a level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy
  • a level 3 qualification in Beauty Therapy
  • a level 2 qualification in Anatomy and Physiology
  • relevant industry experience
  • five GCSE at grades A-C including science, maths and English or equivalent.Mature students may be exempt from this requirement if they have appropriate work experience/life skills or additional qualifications. Students will need to demonstrate enthusiasm and interest.

There are two externally set and moderated theory exams, along with four internally marked practical observations. You will also be required to complete a portfolio of work, including some assignments.

You will be assessed through practical observations in a realistic environment with paying clients.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you will benefit from enhanced employment opportunities in the beauty or complimentary therapies sector. You may also wish to use your new skills to start your own freelance business. You will also have the qualification to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology or the Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.