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Aromatherapy for Beginners — Part-time

Course outline

This is a great way to start your journey into the world of aromatherapy and exploring complementary therapies.

It is an informal introduction into aromatherapy which is an ideal taster to develop and learn new skills with some simple tools to safely integrate the use of Aromatherapy into your home life for personal use and to use for family and friends.

As this is a community based course, it is adapted to suit the venue it is delivered at.

The aim of this course is to focus upon massage techniques and essential oils to help reduce stress/anxiety/depression and balance the mind and body.

You will learn:

  • The foundations of Aromatherapy and essential oils
  • Benefits of Aromatherapy
  • Methods of using essential oils
  • Commonly used essential oils for relaxation
  • Safety of aromatherapy
  • How to prepare for treatment
  • Massage techniques for relaxation and to promote wellbeing

Community classes are first steps into learning for many adults, enabling them to find out more about a subject of interest in a welcoming, inclusive local venue.

From September 2024, funding changes mean that courses primary aim is to support students into further education or employment opportunities (paid or voluntary). If students wish to continue studying the same subject on a leisure basis, it may be possible to set up full cost courses, subject to tutor and room availability.

How to apply for this course

Apply now and if you need to pay any course fees, or provide evidence if you wish to claim a fee reduction, we will contact you to let you know how to do this.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
Strelley Social Club
Helston Drive

Start: Friday 6th September 2024

End: Friday 11th October 2024

Time: 9:45am - 12:15pm

Tuition fees may be waived for this course if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Fee and Financial Support page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Tuition fee: £52.50

Course code: C053387 / Q053388


College Certificate

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you must be aged 19+ and have a good standard spoken and written English as you will be required to complete a short workbook as part of your course.

Teaching & assessment

Tutors will give regular verbal and written feedback. You will be required to complete a short workbook and encouraged to set your own personal targets as part of this course.


The course tutor can discuss appropriate opportunities if you wish to further your learning in this subject area.

Information will be made available about other course opportunities at Nottingham College.

You will have the opportunity to access external Careers Guidance to aid your next steps.

Additional information

As this is not a credited qualification that you can gain insurance with, you can’t practice this in industry. However, it may be possible to progress onto a higher-level Aromatherapy course which your tutor will discuss at the end of the course.

About the Tutor

Anita is an accomplished teacher and trainer and Complementary therapist who brings over 20 years industry experience, skills, and knowledge within this subject. She has worked in a diverse range of clinical settings from mental health, pre-natal and post-natal and menopause to her current role in palliative care.