When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Pritee Rajput
  • Course Code K22SHEA03E
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course provides a practical introduction to Aromatherapy for students with little or no knowledge or experience of the use of this complementary alternative therapy. Aromatherapy is the use of smell in a therapeutic manner using essential oils which are made up of tiny organic molecules with as many as 200 chemical constitutions. It is these constitutions that give the oil its unique therapeutic quality and aroma. The benefits of Aromatherapy are to restore harmony and natural balance via a holistic approach considering physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the historical background and uses of aromatherapy
  • Explain the physiology of aromatherapy and how essential oils work
  • Understand the benefits and the holistic application of essential oils and the correct selection for individual needs
  • Incorporate the use of aromatherapy as a complementary medicine in daily routines
  • Understand the quality of essential oils and the different types
  • Understand terminology associated with complementary medicine
  • Identify contra-indications and the risks and safety precautions when using aromatherapy oils
  • Understand the importance of hygiene issues when using aromatherapy oils


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    You will learn the theory of aromatherapy as well as practice the use of essential oils. You must therefore be prepared to have another student practice on you. You will give each other feedback, enabling self-evaluation and self-reflection. There will be a short test at the end of the course to assess the learning outcomes.

    Entry requirements

    There are no academic entry requirements to do this course. Anyone with an interest in the use of aromatherapy and its practice as a complementary therapy can do this course. Anyone who is interested in self-help with using natural complementary and alternative treatment for self-healing will find something useful in this course.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Students must be prepared to have another student practice on them and be prepared to complete the patch testing and pulse testing technique used in Ayurveda medicine. All techniques must be carried out in accordance with the tutor’s instructions for health and safety reasons.

    What you need

    You should arrive to your lessons prepared to learn with pens, pencils and a writing pad. All other resources and materials you need will be provided.

    What you can do next

    You will be able to use essential oils safely with family and friends and will be able to dilute and blend essential oils and use your blend for a massage.