VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Aromatherapy For The Complementary Therapist

The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Aromatherapy for the Complementary Therapist has been designed to develop further the knowledge and understanding of advanced aromatherapy techniques and applications.

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.

Who is this qualification for?

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.

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.

What does this qualification cover?

Through this qualification you will develop your interpersonal skills while expanding your understanding of advanced 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).

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification is designed to lead to employment in a variety of roles, either self employed, in a complementary therapy clinic, beauty or spa facilities or private practice. This qualification may also lead to employment within a hospital, hospice or other healthcare environments.

Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment, learners may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 4 in one or more of the following areas:

– VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Providing Therapies for Clients with Cancer or other Life Limiting Conditions
– VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Reflexology for the Complementary Therapist
– VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Massage for the Complementary Therapist

Who supports this qualification?

This qualification is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).

This qualification has been developed collaboratively with employers, professional associations and key stakeholders in the massage therapy sector. Because of this, the knowledge, skills and competencies gained will provide the best possible opportunity for progression into employment.


The following units must be completed for this qualification

UCT11M K/507/8520 Interpersonal skills for the complementary therapist 

  UCT12M D/507/9566 Advanced anatomy and physiology for the complementary therapist 

Aromatherapy Unit 

 UCT15M K/507/9568 Advanced aromatherapy for the complementary therapist

Case studies; To achieve this unit the learners must carry out and document evidence for at least 30 treatments. Five clients must receive a minimum of six treatments. The case studies must include evaluations and reflective practice. 

Learning outcome 1: Be able to prepare for aromatherapy treatments 

Learning outcome 2: Be able to devise treatment plans for aromatherapy treatments 

Learning outcome 3:  Be able to provide aromatherapy treatments 

Learning outcome 4: Be able to bring aromatherapy treatments to a close 

Learning outcome 5: Understand the botanical science of plants 

Learning outcome 6: Understand the chemical composition of essential oils and their therapeutic application 

Learning outcome 7: Understand blending of essential oils 


Total cost of Aromatherapy qualification = £1800 

10% discount for GH students if they have completed the relevvant Level 3 

10% discount for paying upfront. 


Greenhouse Therapies Holistic Therapies & Sports Massage Training
VTCT Accredited Training Centre,
40 Parkgate Road, Chester CH14AJ Tel 01244 637851
Providing Holistic, Complementary, Alternative Therapies, Massage Therapy and Reiki Training Courses at Introductory, Accredited and Professional levels.