what is the best Aromatherapy course ??

what is the best Aromatherapy course ?? in london
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The best Aromatherapy course, is one that is affiliated with a proffessional body, such as the Federation of Holistic Therapists, Hope this is of help.
Regards Carol.
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There are 2 excellent internationally recognised diploma courses affiliated to the International Federation of Aromatherapists (the longest established professional Aromatherapy organisation): The Aromatherapy Diploma (level 4 diploma) and The Professional Essential Oils Therapy (PEOT) Diploma which focuses on the in-depth study of essential oils and carrier oils and their applications, (without the Aromatherapy massage).
Here is a link for further details: http://www.ifaroma.org/index.php?cID=2915
The website gives details of all their approved training centres worldwide, including London, one of which is The Spa Isha Academy based in West Ealing.
Agree with all good advice so far about cheking out the professional status and even visiting the course. I would just emphasise that courses do vary a lot so it's worth checking the syllabus in detail to see if it meets your interests. I found I was very interested in Chinese Medicine as well and was able to explore this with the course I did with ITHMA. You might, for example, have other interests, such as a particular kind of bodywork, so it's worth asking what kind of massage they teach. And some courses are more well known to the Beauty therapy world and some more known in the NHS so it could be worth defining to yourself where you might want to work in the future.
Enjoy the journey anyway!
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“Hi, you might like to get in touch with the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA). It's a professional organisation that's dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of aromatherapy across the industry and you can get their details from their website http://www.ifaroma.org. Also, it's worth bearing in mind that any reputable organisation and aromatherapy school will be happy for you to visit them and also talk with their existing students about their experiences on the course, so do ask them about this before committing yourself. I hope that helps and good luck with your studies!”
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Carol is right. Whichever course you choose, make sure it is recognised by the industries' professional bodies, such as FHT or CThA. As there are many courses out there, make sure it's the right course for you in terms of length of time, method of teaching, course fees, public college or private training organisations. A 1 year course may seem like a long time but it's nicely broken up to take in the information. you can do it in a shorter period of time, but bare in mind that you will need to factor in many things, such as study time, work committments, case studies, family committment sas well social life. Whichever course you decide to do, good luck with your studies!! It's definitely a subject worth exploring and I am sure you will enjoy it very much.
Best wishes,