VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Aromatherapy for the Complementary Therapist

VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Aromatherapy is a government skills approved qualification covering advanced aromatherapy blending and methods suitable for use in clinical settings.


Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10724
Campus: Lisburn
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Higher Education
Department: Beauty & Holistic Therapies

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Course Structure

You will investigate and compare sources of essential oils, methods of extraction and a deeper knowledge of the chemistry and clinical effect. Study quality and therapeutic value when using the oils. The study of more unusual essential oils and carriers. Do research projects.

Mandatory VTCT Modules:

  • Interpersonal skills for the complementary therapist
  • Advanced anatomy and physiology for the complementary therapist
  • Advanced aromatherapy for the complementary therapist

 

Contact Hours per week

8 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials

Personal Study

A further 6 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments (To include practice on clients) in your own time per week, including use of online materials

General Entry Requirements:

  • There is a prerequisite of level 3 Diploma qualification in Aromatherapy which must include Anatomy and Physiology.

English Language Requirements for International students:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English

Equivalent qualifications include:

  • Grade C (or above) in GCSE English
  • Successfully completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
  • Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
  • ESOL Level 2 

Tier 4 Students:

  • SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

Admissions

  • Successful completion of the admissions process to include an interview

APL

  • Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning or previous qualifications.  Further details on APL can be found in the admissions section

Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include coursework, Project Based Learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies.  This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study.  Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

On successful completion of this qualification, students will be eligible to apply for vacancies in a variety of roles, either within a hospital, hospice or health care environment or self-employed in a complementary health clinic, beauty spa or private clinic.

The qualification is supported by Ofqual and FHT and is designed for qualified therapists to reach a suitable standard to work in a healthcare clinical setting. 

The purchase of less common essential oils.  There is also a field trip.  Costs are estimated to be around £100.

 

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Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

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