ITEC Diploma In Aromatherapy And Massage

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About this Course

This course will develop your interpersonal skills while expanding your knowledge of aromatherapy to an advanced level.

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Limited places are available.


One Sunday a month.

Course Dates 2024-2025 . Cavan School.

Sept 15h, Oct 13th, Nov 17th, Dec 8th(online Class), Jan 12th, Feb 9th, Mar 9th, Apr 6th, May 4th,Exam 11th May. Places available.


ITEC exam date proposed for 11th May 2025.

Kildare Course 2025 commences Sunday Sept 13th 2025- Subject to minimum course numbers.





Main St, Virginia, Cavan.

Kildare Town, Co Kildare.

Course Accreditation


  • 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.

Student Costs.

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

1Day 19-12Cells/Tissues Skin1-2pmProfessionalism and Contra Indications. First 4 oils2-5.30pmPractical200
2Day 29-1Skeletal and Muscular system2-2.30pmConfidentiality/ consultation and consent. History of aromatherapy2.30-5.30Practical250
3Day 39-12Cardiovascular System1-2pmHygiene/safety checks. Blending oils/uses/dangers2-5.30Practical250
4Day 49-1Lymphatic system Urinary System2-2.30pmClient Care. Methods of oils extraction.2.30-5.30Practical100
5Day 59-12Endocrine System1-2pmBasic First Aid and recording incidents2-5.30Practical
6Day 69-12Reproductive System1-2pmSalon set up Advertising/ Insurance2-5.30Practical250
7Day 79-12Nervous System1-2pmCPD and professional memberships2-5.30Practical250
8Day 89-12Digestive System1-2pmSalon Book Keeping2-5.30PracticalCourse Paid in Full.
9Day 9Revision/pre assessment1-2pmRevision 2-5.30Practical pre assessment
10Day 10Mock exam/pre assessment/ Theory exams9-5pm
11Day 11Proposed Practical ExamProposed practical ExamProposed 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.

Theory Exams:

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.

Practical Exam

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].

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