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Aromatherapy and Massage - Introduction

Course code: ZCKU203P

Subject area: Complementary Therapies

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday

26th Nov 2022 - 26th Nov 2022

Gosford Hill School

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

Blend your own massage oil using aromatic essential oils and learn how to give a basic back, neck and shoulder massage to family and friends.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who has an interest in learning about the properties of essential oils and how they can be used safely.

What the course will cover:

After blending your own massage oil, you will learn how to give a relaxing back, neck and shoulder massage to friends and family to relieve stress and muscular tension. It is a practical workshop and you will be expected to give and receive a massage. Essential oils will be available to purchase on the day if you wish to do so. There is a change of £5 payable to the tutor on the day to cover the costs of materials used during the course.

Please bring a cushion or pillow and a large towel and wear comfortable clothing.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

• identify how to safely use essential oils at home;
• understand the main properties of seven essential oils;
• be able to blend an aromatic massage oil with appropriate dilution;
• perform a back massage on friends or family.

Please bring lunch and refreshments with you.
Free parking.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Enrol on another of our complementary therapy workshops or courses.
No previous knowledge or experience is necessary. All welcome.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2022 prior to starting the course.
There is a charge of £5 payable to the tutor on the day to cover the costs of materials.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £42.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £42.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £25.20
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £25.20

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
The course will include a mixture of demonstration, discussion, pair work, group work and practical activities. The tutor will offer one-to-one support throughout the course and provide feedback.

As this is a non-accredited course, informal methods of assessment will be used. You will be required to complete a RARPA form which represents Recognising and Recording your Progress and Achievement.