(Optional online training for selected modules)
About this Course
This course will develop your interpersonal skills while expanding your knowledge of aromatherapy to an advanced level.
Limited places are available.
One Sunday a month.
Course Dates 2023 . Cavan School.
Sept 10th, Oct 15th, Nov 19th, Dec 10th(online Class), Jan 14th, Feb 25th, Mar 10th, Apr 14th, May 5th, Exam 12th May. Places available.
ITEC exam date proposed for 12th May 2023.
Kildare Course 2023 commences Sunday Sept 10th 2023- Subject to minimum course numbers.
Main St, Virginia, Cavan.
Kildare Town, Co Kildare.
- ITEC Diploma in Aromatherapy.
- ITEC Anatomy and Physiology. ( option to complete this module online)
- ITEC Professional Conduct and Business Awareness. ( option to complete this module online)
In this course, you will learn the properties of 40+ essential oils and how to use them appropriately and safely. You will be given a depth of knowledge in diseases and disorders of the whole body as well as advanced massage techniques, lymphatic drainage, and acupressure points.
This course is essential for any Therapist involved in the Complementary Therapy and Care Industry.
Training to become a Clinical Aromatherapist will give you the specialist knowledge needed to be able to blend and prescribe for your client’s specific needs. This practice will also enable you to treat clients and improve their overall health.
This course is designed to train a complete beginner up to a professional Aromatherapist. It also includes learning a massage routine for performing a full body treatment on your client.
ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council), this prestigious Diploma is recognised worldwide and by all professional insurance companies. Successful graduates are eligible to open their own businesses upon completion. Graduates can also apply for positions as an aromatherapist in spas, salons, hospitals (palliative care), nursing homes or freelance as a mobile therapist worldwide.
€1,500 including ITEC Exam Fees and start your own business course. Deposit €200. Fees can be paid in installments if required at no additional charge. See payment schedule.
Special offer exclusive to ECRM students. Option to complete Diploma in Holistic massage at no additional cost ( except for exam fee) Two diplomas for the price of one!
Course fees include:
- All tuition fees (practical and theory classes)
- Course workbook and consultation forms.
- Assessment and marking of case studies.
- Students ongoing email or phone support and supervision throughout the course.
- ITEC exam fees.
- Class materials – Massage oil and couch roll
- Start your own business additional course.
- Pre assessments.
- Onsite prerecorded classes are available.
- Online tutorials.
Students will need to purchase a uniform, two-course books, towels, and a clipboard and starter aromatherapy 12 oil kit. Details will be given prior commencement date.
Course Curriculum and Payment Schedule
|DAYS||TIME||ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY||TIME||PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT & BUSINESS / AROMA THEORY||TIME||AROMA MASSAGE THEORY/ PRACTICAL||PAYMENT SCHEDULE|
|1||Day 1||9-12||Cells/Tissues Skin||1-2pm||Professionalism and Contra Indications. First 4 oils||2-5.30pm||Practical||200|
|2||Day 2||9-1||Skeletal and Muscular system||2-2.30pm||Confidentiality/ consultation and consent. History of aromatherapy||2.30-5.30||Practical||250|
|3||Day 3||9-12||Cardiovascular System||1-2pm||Hygiene/safety checks. Blending oils/uses/dangers||2-5.30||Practical||250|
|4||Day 4||9-1||Lymphatic system Urinary System||2-2.30pm||Client Care. Methods of oils extraction.||2.30-5.30||Practical||100|
|5||Day 5||9-12||Endocrine System||1-2pm||Basic First Aid and recording incidents||2-5.30||Practical|
|6||Day 6||9-12||Reproductive System||1-2pm||Salon set up Advertising/ Insurance||2-5.30||Practical||250|
|7||Day 7||9-12||Nervous System||1-2pm||CPD and professional memberships||2-5.30||Practical||250|
|8||Day 8||9-12||Digestive System||1-2pm||Salon Book Keeping||2-5.30||Practical||Course Paid in Full.|
|9||Day 9||Revision/pre assessment||1-2pm||Revision||2-5.30||Practical pre assessment|
|10||Day 10||Mock exam/pre assessment/ Theory exams||9-5pm|
|11||Day 11||Proposed Practical Exam||Proposed practical Exam||Proposed Practical Exam|
Please note that the proposed curriculum is a guide. ECRM reserves the right to change course dates, times, and curriculum.
Upon completion of this course, you will have the skills, knowledge, and experience to practice as a confident and effective Aromatherapist.
Frequently asked questions from prospective students
Do I need to have any other qualifications to do this course?
No. This course is open to all individuals that are over 18 and can communicate and understand English.
How much will I earn as an Aromatherapist?
This will depend on how many treatments you decide to do a day and how many days you choose to work. The average cost for a one-hour full-body aromatherapy massage treatment is approximately €60.
Can I work abroad with this qualification?
Yes. ITEC Diploma is internationally recognised.
How long will the course take?
The course is delivered one day a month over 8 months. Home study and massage practice are essential before the next session. Course notes/powerpoints online will be designed to coincide with the theory delivered that month in order to enhance your understanding and learning experience. You will need to set aside approximately 3 hours a week to study.
How much does the course cost?
The course costs €1500 including the ITEC diploma exam fee.
Can I pay in installments?
Yes. The initial deposit of €200 will secure your place, this is non-refundable. Payment plans have been set up for €200/ €250 per month with the exception of December and January as these are difficult financial months. All fees must be paid by March to be eligible to sit the exam.
What will I be qualified to do on successful completion of this course?
You will be qualified to work as an Aromatherapist in hotels and spas, on a cruise ship, freelance to Beauty salons and sports gyms, mobile therapist or open up your own business. You will be qualified and insured to blend oils for use in massage and product making etc.
Do I have to go on work experience?
No. There is no requirement to participate in work placement.
Do I need a uniform?
For a class time no. However, for your end-of-year exam, you will be required to wear a black tunic, black trousers, and black shoes. Comfortable smart clothing is recommended for classes. We find that students prefer to wear a black tunic as they feel more professional during their training.
How will I be assessed?
Your end-of-year exams will be in May. They will consist of 3 theory exams and one practical exam. The theory exams are multiple-choice questions and sealed prior to the exam. ITEC exam board supplies the papers, sets the questions and marks. Exams take place in a formal setting with an external supervisor.
Anatomy and physiology – 50 questions pass mark 50%. Mandatory.
Professional conduct and business awareness – 50 Questions pass mark 60%. Mandatory.
Aromatherapy paper- 50 questions pass mark 60%. Mandatory.
The practical exam is 1 hour and assessed by an ITEC examiner. 60% pass mark.
Case studies- Mandatory
10 clients must be treated 4 times and findings recorded and presented to the external examiner.
Students successful in all areas will receive their Diplomas.
Am I too old to do this course?
No. Students of all ages (over 18) have taken this course. Mature applicants often excel as they are very committed and focused. Our Teachers are simply exceptional at working with all different abilities.
What is the success rate on passing this subject?
We currently have 100% passrate to date.
The Teacher delivering this course has a 100 percent pass rate from her students who attended her classes over the last 19 years, she is qualified in Bowen Technique, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, physiatrics, Hot stone and always works way beyond the massage syllabus which contributes to the high pass rate and professional standards.
Where is the course available?
The course is available in Virginia, Cavan and Kildare Town, Kildare.
For more information or to speak to a Teacher please phone 0876572683 or email [email protected].