(Advanced) Aromatherapy VTCT Level 4 Diploma - Blended learning

This is a course studied primarily online with 2 assessments to attend

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Course available at venue below:

Bideford, Devon

Course Dates:

Bideford, Devon (4 days practical attendance)

April ’22 – Tues 5th (Induction via zoom)

April '22 - Tues 26th

May ’22 – Tues 24th

June ’22 – Tues 21st

July ’22 – Tues 12th

+ monthly zoom video lesson dates for coursework (dates tbc)


Sept '22 - Tues 6th (Induction via zoom)

Sept '22 - Wed 21st

Oct '22 - Wed 19th

Nov '22 - Wed 16th

Dec '22 - Wed 14th

+ monthly zoom video lesson dates for coursework (dates tbc)

VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Aromatherapy (QCF)

The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Aromatherapy for the Complementary Therapist qualification will provide a progression route with advanced technical skills for Level 3 aromatherapists.
This qualification will enable you to further develop your knowledge of additional oils and their therapeutic uses and the theories and practices for advanced applications of prescriptive aromatherapy.
This qualification is designed to give you the essential knowledge to assist you to provide advanced therapeutic skills within a clinical setting. All units within this qualification are mandatory. Units in this qualification have been mapped to the relevant NOS (where available).
There will be a number of practical observations and case studies to complete.
It is preferable for treatments to be conducted on clients with ailments or medical conditions. During the learning stage the treatments may be simulated on clients who don’t have ailments or medical conditions.
Professional discussion may be used as supplementary evidence for those criteria that do not naturally occur.

Entry level:

1. To be eligible for registration on this qualification, it is a requirement that you are a qualified complementary therapist holding a Level 3 (or equivalent) qualification in aromatherapy. Anatomy and physiology knowledge at Level 3 or equivalent is also a mandatory requirement.
2. You must also achieve the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage qualification or a regulated equivalent. Further costs apply. The Infection prevention course is discounted when you sign up alongside any of our VTCT courses - Discount code - L2INF30


- Infection Prevention (Covid-19) for complementary therapies & sports massage VTCT Level 2

Course format:

Practical attendance for assessment: 2 days

Online learning: You will attend a weekly live zoom video lesson with your tutor

Coursework: This is self paced with weekly guided tutor support setting you work to carry out for the week ahead. Every 4 weeks you will receive access to the 4 weeks coursework and reading material ahead for that 4 week period, and each online video tutor lesson will set the tasks for you to complete for that week.

Written Exam: There are no exams to sit for this course :-)

All training material is available on our online portal. You will receive your own account to access your courses.

Course content:

UCT11M - Interpersonal skills for the complementary therapist
UCT15M - Advanced aromatherapy for the complementary therapist
UCT12M - Advanced anatomy and physiology for the complementary therapist

Start time:

This course can be started at anytime, The course officially starts on Mon 12th April 2021, and you will then attend a weekly online lesson with your tutor with instructions for the work to be completed for that week. There will be modules available to view as soon as you book as well, and throughout the course, so you will never run out of things to do on the course.


2 days in person + weekly tutor video lessons via zoom


GLH (Guided Learning Hours): 160. (GLH incl’s. practical attendance for observations and exams, coursework, case studies, online zoom lessons)

Home study (Coursework): This can be started at anytime,

Practical Training: Please check out our current course dates on our website for the practical training element, additional dates can be supplied.

Model Required?:

Case studies = Yes, you will be required to work on models for your case studies.

Assessments = Yes, you will be required to bring a model along to assessments to practice your routine on.

Case studies:

You must carry out and document evidence for 30 treatments

Five clients must receive a minimum of six treatments. The case studies must include evaluations and reflective practice.

Exam board:

The VTCT (Vocational Training & Charitable Trust)

Our students have been offered an amazing opportunity to apply as a volunteer at North Devon Hospice to offer treatments to carers and staff to complete their case studies.
The application is subject to interview & recruitment process. Click here for more details

Career Opportunities:

Self-Employment or Employment as a Complementary Therapist or Aromatherapist .

What’s included in the course fee:

Training pack (PDF format and word format) accessed via our online course platform.

A coursework tutor is assigned to you for full support throughout the course. Personalised study plan tailored to the individual students requirements.

A VRQ qualification posted to you on successful completion of the course.

Additional Costs:

You will need to purchase your own products and oils in order to carry out your case studies. We also recommend you purchase a text book to support your learning, a recommended reading list is available on our website in our shop.

Karen Ashton, Founder of Holistic Therapies Training, has published her first book ‘The Essential Oils Guide’. Available in Paperback or Kindle edition. Click on the links below to view details or to purchase a book -

Paperback Book

Kindle Book

Qualification gained:

A VRQ – VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Aromatherapy (QCF)

This qualification is mapped to the relevant NOS (National Occupational Standards), where applicable. This qualification is accredited on the qualifications and credit framework (QCF). This qualification is a VRQ (Vocationally Related Qualification.)


Please check your insurance companies requirements before enrolling on this course? (It is the students responsibility to check coverage with their insurers BEFORE enrolling on this course)

Here are some recommended insurance companies, some with introductory discounts - https://holistic-therapies-training.teachable.com/p/accreditation

Payment Options

If you prefer to pay by bank transfer, PayPal or PayPal credit, here are the details

Please note, if you choose either of these methods, your booking will be processed manually, and can take up to 24 hours to receive access to your training pack.

Your Instructor

Karen Ashton
Karen Ashton

Karen has more than 18 years experience in the industry, she is the founder of Holistic Therapies Training, launched in 2007. Karen is a course writer and author of 'The Essential Oils Guide'. Writing is her passion and she has a wealth of knowledge in beauty, massage and complementary therapies.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do i access all the modules?
The modules are time delayed into sections, so every 4 weeks we will release the modules for that next 4 weeks ahead. This is so you can progress through the course at the right pace and will fall in line with our live video lessons
What if i cant make the live video lesson?
All of the lessons will be recorded and uploaded to the portal so you can play them back at your leisure. We do strongly recommend you attend the live lesson however, as it will give you chance to ask your tutor any questions you have.
Can i have all the modules upfront rather than 4 weekly?
Sadly no, this is how the course is formulated, and is paced in this way so you can follow the course along with your tutor for full support. There will be plenty for you to do each month and we will supply further resources for you to research and read in addition to the course each week, so you can study additional things to keep you busy :-)

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