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: 2022/23

Course Code: 10724

Campus: Lisburn

Study Type: Part-Time

Education Level Higher Education

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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

Completion of the VTCT COVID Infection Prevention qualification for Holistic Therapy is mandatory in the first month of the course if you do not already have this qualification.  There will be a £20 VTCT registration fee for this.

Due to current industry guidelines all students when working within the Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy salons in college must wear a mask and a visor.

Contact Hours

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

Entry Requirements

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

How will I be assessed and given feedback?
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.

Where will it take me?
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.

How will it make me more employable?
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. 

Additional Costs

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

£20 VTCT Reg fee for Covid Infection Prevention Qualification

Accreditation
VTCT
Terms & Conditions

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

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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