VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy Training Courses

This VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy training course is comprehensive and practical. This vastly interesting course will provide you with knowledge of principles of Aromatherapy, and how Aromatherapists practice. You will learn the benefits and techniques of Aromatherapy massage and the sources and effects of essential oils, and be able to provide treatments safely and effectively to clients in different circumstances. Infinity Training Academy are proud to be working with the with the UK's leading Aromatherapy -NYR Organic.  Here is a list of the essential oils required for the course which will enable you to gain maximum experience whether in the training school or at home. View Essential Oil List

Aromatherapy can be defined as the art and science of utilising naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonise and promote health of the mind, body and spirit. Aromatherapy seeks to explore the physiological and psychological  of the individuals response to aromatic extracts as well as to observe and enhance the individuals healing process. Aromatherapy is both preventative as well as an active treatment for acute and chronic illness and disease, coupled with an unrivaled deep relaxation and bliss which is why aromatherapy is such a unique experience.

 Following The Course You Will:

- Be a qualified Aromatherapist
- Gain employment clinics, NHS, salons, health centres
- Operate a commercial business from home, salon, mobile, spa, clinic
- Create your own hourly rate
- Gain full insurance and professional membership recognition
- Offer client's more variety of treatments
- Feel good factor-Volunteer work in hospices
- Boost income: Tailor make skincare products
- Enrol onto specialist course aromatherapy, cancer care, pregnancy

Good to Know

All  VTCT Complementary Therapy courses now include a lifetime access to our training portal which is an invaluable tool during and after your initial training.

Course Content

- History, origins and development of Aromatherapy
- Effects and benefits of essential oils
- Health, safety and hygiene procedures
- Clinic Protocol
- Contraindications and Contra-actions to essential oils and treatment
- Examination of 42 Essential oils
- Examination of 19 Carrier oils
- Methods of Extraction
- How to blend essential oils
- Storage Methods
- Methods of adaption
- Aftercare/Home care/Self treatment advice
- Olfactory System
- Professionalism, ethics, referral procedures
- Principles & Practice of complementary therapies (Assignment)
- Business Practice (Assignment)
- Practical tuition, step by step throughout the programme.

Entry Requirement

All candidates are required to hold a level 3 Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology  and/or a recognised Level 3 Diploma Massage Qualification.

Course Duration

8 Days (10-5) + 11  3 hour sessions of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology if needed. Speak to us to learn more.

Examination Process

Continual assessments takes place throughout the programme. Practical skills are continuously assessed throughout the programme to assess skills and knowledge gained during the course in line with the VTCT expectations and standards.


Candidates are required to produce a portfolio of evidence which will contain assignments and case studies (some will be completed within clinic sessions and others at home, all of which are  fundamental to gaining the knowledge, skills and confidence in preparation to become a fully qualified Aromatherapy practitioner).

Case Studies

You must carry out and document evidence 60 treatments, six treatments on six clients.  Other methods include: creams/lotions, inhalations, compresses. You will be given a timetable for when your portfolio must be completed and submitted at the start of the course. You have 4 months after completing your initial training at the academy to complete your portfolio.

Qualification Attained

On successful completion of the course Candidates will receive a VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy

In your 'Study Break' period you are expected to complete the required coursework (assignments,  revision and case studies) and attend a minimum of two 'Commercial Spa Days' where you will carry out treatments on paying members of the public in preparation for your final assessments. This experience is crucial for your development, you will be under tutor guidance who will support and give you feedback throughout.

N.B. Please note Infinity Training Academy is a private training provider although classes do not run on bank holidays they may be scheduled to run within school holidays so please check and plan before enrolling and committing to a course. Infinity Training Academy cannot be held responsible as is also highlighted in our 'Terms and Conditions' which all candidates must read and agree to abide by before enrolment.


Training  will take place at  our beautiful training academy in Melbourne, Derbyshire. All location, travel and accommodation information will be sent following enrolment.

To book a place on a course please complete the online booking form or if you have any questions please
Call Sue on 07971987940. We look forward to welcoming you onto our courses.


upcoming dates


April: 27th + 28th

May: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th + Commercial spa days

Assessments: 21st + 22nd July.


November: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

December: 1st, 8th + Commercial Spa days.

Assessments: TBA

December: 1st + 8th


This course is included in our payment plan scheme - contact us to learn more

£795.00 Includes 8 Days tuition (2017), Assessment fee, Portfolio marking, External Examination and Certification with VTCT. Registration with VTCT is not included - additional £16.00 payable on enrolment.


Therapists out there if you are wishing to expand your learning skills I recommend you book yourselves on a course or two with Infinity Training Academy,Sue Masters was my tutor, this lady is a shining star and a font of therapy knowledge.
Lynn, Alfreton.