Aromatherapy diploma CIBTAC


Aromatherapy diploma

The aim of this diploma is to provide understanding through theory and practical uses, how to treat the ‘whole person’, mind, body and spirit with essential oils and gentle massage. 

A minimum requirement for this diploma is anatomy, physiology and pathology of 125 hours, which can be taken at the same time as this diploma.

Essential oils work therapeutically and may be used in conjunction with orthodox medicine, and can be used to assist in the prevention of illness.  

Ancient Romans, Greeks, Chinese, Egyptians used essential oils therapeutically and many cultures today, use essential oils for physiological  healing and wellbeing.

This diploma has been created to give understanding of how essential oils are used, how they are chosen, mixed, extracted and the medicinal properties of more than 60 essential oils.

some of the essential oils covered in this diploma, 

  • Basil
  • Lemon
  • Benzoin
  • Lemongrass
  • Bergamot
  • Mandarin
  • Black Pepper
  • Marjoram
  • Cedarwood
  • Mellisa
  • Chamomile
  • Myrrh
  • Cinnamon
  • Neroli 
  • Clary Sage
  • Niaouli
  • Clove
  • Orange Sweet
  • Pine
  • Patchouli
  • Cypress
  • Peppermint
  • Eucalyptus
  • Petitgrain
  • Fennel Sweet
  • and so many more

 Assignments and case studies are a requirement of this diploma, to enhance understanding and knowledge retention.


This must include a minimum of 100 hours contact, 50% of which must be spent working within a commercial salon/clinic environment and 50 hours of additional study. 


THEORY                   45 minutes multiple choice paper. 

PRACTICAL                1½ hours.

Plus 16 Case Studies to be presented to the examiner, as a portfolio

This course could be covered over a flexible time basis, enabling many part time learners to qualify who would not be able to attend school/college on a full time basis.

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