Aromatherapy Diploma

Shirley Price Aromatherapy Diploma - Course aims and contents

The 2014 Training Program, Course dates, Skincare workshops and Aromatherapy Diploma with Jan Benham and Sue Jenkins. 
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THE SHIRLEY PRICE AROMATHERAPY DIPLOMA
Overall Aim of the Shirley Price Aromatherapy Diploma course.
The accredited course seeks to provide education and training opportunities in
developing a proficient professional aromatherapist who has the ability to work within
both the field of complementary and contemporary health care settings. The course
will provide the student aromatherapist with the opportunity for self development and
facilitate an awareness of the importance of evidence based practice within the field
of Aromatherapy.
General Learning Outcomes of the course.
Knowledge and Understanding (theory) Outcomes.
• Develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the principles of
Aromatherapy from a historical and philosophical perspective.
• Explore and develop an in depth understanding of the art and science of using
aromatic materials safely, in a range of therapeutic treatments.
• Examine the concept of health, illness, a range of medical conditions and the
factors which may impact upon Aromatherapy as a therapeutic intervention.
• Develop an in depth understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the
human body in relation to a range of body work techniques in Aromatherapy.
• Identify and evaluate the necessary skills to assess individual needs and the
implementation of appropriate treatment, based on sound research-based
evidence.
• Recognise and critically appraise the importance of personal and professional
development and the need for life long learning in a critical and systematic
way.
• Explore and discuss the socio-economic and political factors from a national
and local perspective. Practice/Ability Outcomes.
• Apply a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Aromatherapy in
assessing the needs of the individual.
• Demonstrate and justify the use of a  variety of therapeutic skills within a
chosen practice setting.
• Create a safe and appropriate working environment, taking into account the
socio-economic and political influences which may impact on professional
practice.
• Utilise reflective practice and the use of personal and professional
development within the boundaries of client management.
• Demonstrate and utilise knowledge of an evidence base to support decisions
for chosen Aromatherapy treatment plans.
Course Components.
Aromatherapy Syllabus. (120 hours)
Therapeutic Massage Syllabus. (60hours)
Anatomy and Physiology Syllabus.(50 hours)
Case Studies. In addition theory/class contact hours at least 4 hourly treatment
sessions on 10 clients is required, totalling no less than 60 hours.
Massage Practice.  At least 5 full body massages on 10 clients is also required.
Both case studies and massage practice should be recorded in a practice portfolio
which will be part of the practical examination

Module One of the 2014-15 Aromatherapy Diploma runs quarterly

The Shirley Price Aromatherapy Practitioner Diploma Course is fully accredited with the IFPA (International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists). The IFPA which was co-founded by Shirley Price is committed to excellence in education and you can be assured that we meet exacting standards to provide you with a worldwide internationally recognised qualification.  Students may register with IFPA as students and  take out IFPA recognised student practitioner insurance to cover case studies.

Shirley Price Aromatherapy is based in Hinckley Leicestershire and has been training students for a career in aromatherapy for 40 years.

Besides the famous aromatherapy college Shirley Price Aromatherapy is a certified organic manufacturer and handler of essential oils and aromatherapy products.


The Clinical Aromatherapy Diploma Course consists of five inhouse modules over 25 days. For in house and Distance learning is completed over a minimum period of 9 months. A qualification in Anatomy & Physiology is required. Please ask us for clarification of this if you think you hold a relevant certificate. The IFPA also recommend an up to date certificate in First Aid but it is not complusory. For more information about IFPA please click on the link http://ifparoma.or
All organic products are approved by http://soilassociation.org Shirley Price Aromatherapy was also a founder member of the Aromatherapy Trade Council http://a-t-c.org.uk

You will study around 55 essential oils, Carriers and Hydrolats, learn how to mix and blend for individual needs into synergies, bases and various methods of application using a detailed Client Consultation. The course includes 2 levels of Aromatherapy Massage including full body massage, a facial, Foot Reflex Treatment and a Seated Neck and Back massage 

The course is national occupational standards Level 3/4. If you hold a lower qualification and would like to upgrade to IFPA membership then we can help you. We assess what you need to learn and recommend how much more study you need to take. This is assessed on an individual basis. Usually a course of a weeks study is sufficient to prepare the student for the independant examination.

When studying with us you will be entitled to a trade account on all products manufactured by Shirley Price Aromatherapy. Post study we have a Gathering and Sharing Group which aims to help you to continue to develop your own knowledge and join a network of Practitioners. 

Shirley Price Aromatherapy also offers a quarterly program of CPD day courses led by Jan Benham FFHT MIFPA at the factory training rooms in Hinckley LE10 0PR

We are easy to find opposite Hinckley Railway station
Shirley price Aromatherapy also offers an attractive distance learning course. Successful completion of the course and examination qualifies students to apply for IFPA membership by distance learning.  As this course lacks the practical massage training of the in-house program it does not qualify the student for massage insurance.

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