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Practitioner level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice aromatherapy
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Aromatherapy Practitioner
  • Receive the Level 3 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards*

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors. There is also an essential 1 day of practical training for this course.

Course overview

Aromatherapy operates on two levels – firstly, it uses the widely acknowledged benefits of body massage, combined with the medical effects of the essential oils derived from plants and chosen for their therapeutic properties.  Aromatherapy is an intensely comforting healing therapy which has become tremendously popular.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
      • Axial Skeleton
      • Appendicular Skeleton
      • Joints of the Skeleton
  • Lesson Two
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
      • Endocrine Glands
      • The Nervous System
  • Lesson Three
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
      • Muscular Tissue
      • Muscles of the Skeleton
      • Anatomical Terms
  • Lesson Four
    • Psychology
      • The Mind
      • The Power of Suggestion
  • Lesson Five
    • Shiatsu
    • Meridians
      • Tsubos
      • Digital Pressure
  • Lesson Six
    • Essential Oils
      • Extraction
      • Essential Oil Purity
    • Carrier Oils
      • Commonly Used Carrier Oils
  • Lesson Seven
    • Alphabetical Table of Essential Oils
      • Top Notes
      • Middle Notes
      • Base Notes
  • Lesson Eight
    • Therapeutic Recipes
      • Circulation
      • Digestive
      • Excretory
      • Head
      • Menstrual
      • Muscular
      • Nervous
      • Respiratory
      • Scalp
      • Skin
      • Special
  • Lesson Nine
    • Manipulation and Massage
      • Preparation
      • Types of Massage
      • Dealing with Tension
      • Dealing with Frustration, Depression and Anxiety
      • Contraindications
      • Back Massage
  • Lesson Ten
    • Massage (Continued)
      • Back of Legs
      • Front of Legs
      • Abdomen
      • Arms
      • Shoulders
      • Scalp
      • Face
    • Neurology
      • Cutaneous Innervation
      • Sensation
      • Reflex Action
      • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Lesson Eleven
    • First Aid
      • First Aid Kit
      • Supplies Needed
      • First Aid Treatment
      • A – Z List
  • Lesson Twelve
    • Starting your own Practice
      • Premises
      • Mobile Therapy
      • Equipment
      • Useful Tools of the Trade
      • Obtaining Clients
      • The Session
      • The Course of Treatment
      • The Inner Work

Practical training

1 day of Practical Training is essential for students without a prior massage qualification. Practical workshops can be held in various locations around the UK and are available for an additional fee of £75 per day. Your practical training is a valuable opportunity to learn directly from an experienced practical training tutor with specialist skills.

*Registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.