Penny Price Aromatherapy Academy training courses and products for well-being

Penny Price Aromatherapy Academy training courses and products for well-being from Penny Price Aromatherapy

By: Penny Price Aromatherapy  18/11/2010
Keywords: Books, massage, training courses

Penny Price Aromatherapy Ltd. is the purveyor of the finest essential oils, carriers and aromatherapy supplies.  Penny Price herself has over 25 years of experience in this field and supplies schools, hospitals, hospices, colleges and individual therapists around the world.  The company imports as many products as possible from independent growers and small farming co-operatives and runs study tours every year to our French fields so you can see for yourselves how our oils are grown and processed. 

Penny Price Aromatherapy also has within it, the Penny Price Academy of Aromatherapy which is renowned world-wide for training courses in aromatherapy.  Training courses are also available in other health care areas.

The Penny Price Academy is well established in the field of complementary health training and offers professional qualifications in many disciplines.  The Academy holds a reputation for quality and excellence in the courses offered and caters for a wide variety of students, from the complete beginner to the already qualified professional.   We proudly commend our therapy training programmes, which are favourably structured for candidates of all ages, differing abilities and backgrounds. We wish you every success in your future career, wherever your path may lead you.   Should you require more information after reading this prospectus, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our academy training team on 01455 251020 or [email protected]

  Accrediting bodies and examination fees: ·      The Institute of Aromatic Medicine (IAM) accredits all foundation units, plus aromatherapy, massage, reflexology and aromatology courses.  ·      The International Federation for Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA) accredits all foundation units and in-house aromatherapy courses.  ·      The Federation of Holistic Therapies (FHT) accredits the 2-day Indian Head        Massage Course, Baby Massage Course, Aromatherapy Diploma, Reflexology Diploma and all our CPD courses. ·      The International Therapies Examination Council (ITEC) accredits all foundation units, therapeutic body massage, hot stone massage, reflexology, Indian head  massage and aromatherapy.  There is an additional ITEC chargeable exam to sit before     membership.  Please ask if you require this qualification at the time of booking. ·      The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists (GPBT) accredits most courses as CPD courses for Beauty Therapists.  ·      The Guild of Infant and Child Massage (GICM) accredits the Baby Massage Course.  Examination days are held regularly for all our certified courses. COURSES   Foundation Units All accredited courses require qualifications in Anatomy and Physiology, Business and Professionalism, and First Aid (not necessarily prior to the course, but before a certificate can be awarded as courses can be taken in tandem).   All postgraduate CPD courses require a properly validated qualification in a recognised therapy from an accredited school as a condition of entry.  Copies of certificates may be asked for on application.   Anatomy and Physiology – 7 days This course is a core unit for all courses and is accredited by all the professional bodies listed.  The course is presented as a rolling programme, enabling the student to start at any point. The course is structured into 13 lessons, divided into three modules, usually run over weekends.   The in-house Academy certificate course is assessed by: Completion of assignments and essays Also available as distance learning   Anatomy and Physiology Exemptions: If a qualification has already been achieved in this area then exemptions may be considered.   First Aid – 1 day This is essential for all students qualifying in accredited courses and insurance is dependant upon it.  The course is taught over 6 hours by a recognised training organisation and equips the student for emergency responses, risk assessment and how to deal with potential client health problems. A certificate is awarded after successful completion of a short multiple-choice test at the end of the day.  If the student already has a qualification in this area of study then exemptions may be considered.   Business and Professionalism – 2 days This course has an expectation of a further 30 hours home study to include the preparation of a business portfolio. Topics covered include: RIDDOR, COSHH, Hygiene, Sanitation Business Management Insurance, Professional Indemnity Financial Management Marketing, Publicity and Promotion Presentation Skills Good Employment Practice This course is incorporated into the Aromatherapy Diploma  and is available to all students. It is assessed by continuous assessment and portfolio. If a qualification has already been achieved then exemptions may be considered.     CORE SUBJECTS These units are essential before CPD in any of the 3 areas can be taken 1.        Associate Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy 2.        Reflexology Diploma 3.        Therapeutic Body Massage Diploma   Please note that Diplomas can only be issued for these courses if the 3 foundation units are completed successfully.  Each core subject is followed by the relevant post-graduate Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses.  Aromatherapists can choose CPD from any section of the prospectus in addition to the aromatherapy section. Massage therapists may not choose aromatherapy CPD. The Penny Price Academy was founded on the teaching of clinical aromatherapy to all levels, from basic to the highest standards demanded in Hospice Care.  The vast range of CDP (Continuing Professional Development) courses that are available after the course ensures that the student continues to learn and progress with new information and trends.   1. Associate Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy The ADCA Course consists of five in–house modules plus home study and practice relevant to each module.  The minimum period for the completion of this course is 12 months, and the maximum time recommended for completion is 48 months.   ADCA Module 1 – 5 days Attendance on this foundation module is enough for those who wish only to use essential oils safely at home, to help their family and to enhance their own life. The course includes: ·      Aromatherapy massage, its principles, benefits and practical application ·      The properties and effects of 12 of the most popular essential oils ·      Methods of extraction, storage and blending and the use of carrier oils ·      History of aromatherapy and massage, with the philosophy of holistic healing ·      Introduction to botany, plant cell function and photosynthesis ·      Introduction to case taking and assessment 10 case studies and 5 essays should be completed before Module 2   ADCA Module 2 – 5 days The course includes: ·      Comprehensive appreciation of body analysis for assessment of clients ·      Choosing appropriate oils, creams and lotions used in the aromatherapy treatment for specific ailments and conditions ·      Extended massage principles are demonstrated and practiced thoroughly ·      Introduction to plant families and therapeutic and physical properties of essential oils and their pharmacological effects on the body ·      Properties and effects of 15 essential oils ·      Introduction to the chemistry of essential oils and their component parts ·      Introduction to hydrolats 15 case studies and 5 essays should be completed before Module 3   ADCA Module 3 – 5 days The course includes: ·        Specific techniques in massage including foot reflex massage. ·        Information on plant families and essential oils is expanded ·        Organic chemistry and essential oil components awareness ·        Toxicity, essential oil purity and safety ·        9 carrier oils are discussed in depth ·        Allergy and substance sensitivity ·        The properties and effects of 15 essential oils 10 case studies and 5 essays should be completed before Module 4   ADCA Module 4 – 5 days The course includes: ·      Differences between plant medicine and orthodox medicine ·      Comprehensive study of common ailments, including those arising from care for the elderly, pregnancy and paediatrics, depression, special needs and massage with cancer patients ·      Olfaction and its psychosomatic effects ·      The properties and effects of 12 essential oils ·      Techniques for neck and shoulder massage and relaxation ·      Understanding medical terminology 5 case studies and written homework should be completed before Module 5   ADCA Module 5 – 2 or 3 days The course includes ): ·      Optional revision day prior to the exam ·      First Aid in the work place ·      Exam, both practical and theory—2½ hours each exam    The Diploma course is assessed by 2 ½ hour written examination 2 ½ hour practical assessment 200 hours of case studies Continuous assessment by homework and class work  

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