Got a nose for plant aromatics? Curious how etheric and essential oils can alleviate common ailments? There's a reason we call them ´essential`oils.

With this practical home course you'll find out everything there is to know about the flowery world of aromatherapy.

This course is tailored to people looking to study aroma therapy and develop themselves into competent aromatherapists. You'll also learn to give clients the best advice about the use of plants and oils to cure their physical and mental ailments. The course also teaches you how to combine aromatherapy with beauty products.

Sign up now and start a career as an aromatherapist!



Duur: 6-9 maanden


229.00 euro



You can start immediately with your training! A digital version of your course is available on your profile page as soon as you are registered. The paper version will be sent immediately, so you can expect your course package at home after a couple of days. Thanks to the flexible system of home study, you study where and when you want. You receive one year of guidance from a teacher with years of experience in the field. Take your exam at one of our locations when you are ready. If you pass, you will receive the diploma.


You only pay 229.00 euro for this course. In return, you receive an illustrated textbook, one year of professional guidance from a trained teacher and seasoned professional who is passionate about alternative therapy and aromatherapy in specific, access to extra subject material on our online student platform and the possibility to take a free exam at one of our exam locations within a period of five years. Everything to get you started in the field of aromatherapy.

You will receive specially developed, loose-leaf teaching material in a handy storage folder. You do not have to purchase additional books and therefore have everything you need to make your home study a success. Your textbook contains practical questions at the end of each chapter, comparable to the exam questions. This way, you will be thoroughly prepared when you are ready to obtain your diploma!

Do you want to put your knowledge from this course into practice? Then you should definitely consider an internship. You gain practical work experience - which is a great plus on your resume – and in addition, you are further expanding your network with contacts that can help you when you start your career.

You can choose the period, place and duration of the internship yourself. This way, you can search for the perfect place to gain your first working experience. When you are ready to start, you can request an internship contract at our school. Complete this together with your internship provider and return it to us. After that, you can start immediately, with a maximum of 300 hours. Make sure you have completed your apprenticeship before you take the exam. This way you are completely prepared for your future career!

The Centre for Distance Learning, part of Ondernemersschool BV, is the largest training provider in the Benelux. She organizes professional training courses for adults from all over the world through the distance learning system. The school is nationally and internationally recognized by various professional associations such as the Wellness Federation, the Centre for Professional Qualification and is registered in the Central Register for Short Professional Education (CRKBO). This means that the educational institution complies with the Quality Code for Education Institutions for Short Professional Education. Moreover, the Center for Distance Learning meets the strict quality requirements of ISO-9001.


  • What is aromatherapy?
  • Starting out as independent aromatherapist
  • Important concepts of aromatherapy
  • Fytotherapy, homeopathy and Bach Flowers
  • Treating your clients with aromatherapy
  • Etheric oils
  • Blossom waters or hydrolats
  • The making of synergy
  • Aromatherapy and massage
  • Aromatherapy and skincare


Technology has made it possible for teachers and subject experts to easily share their knowledge online with everyone around the whole world. Education has never been more accessible.

Traditional universities are often costly and time-consuming and nowadays they struggle to keep their educational programs up to date with an ever changing job market.

Our flexible and low-cost courses are continually updated by their teachers to give our students the most in-demand knowledge and skills of the moment.

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  • name various reagents and their uses in aromatherapy
  • recognise symptoms in your patients and how to treat them
  • correctly apply oils and hydrolats
  • combine your therapy with massage techniques
  • complement your techniques with the right skincare


  • become an independent aromatherapist
  • expand your knowledge on alternative beauty care as a beautician
  • natural alternative to relieve yourself from daily ailments


When you have completed the course, you take the exam at one of our exam locations.
If you score at least 60%, you will receive the diploma of the Aromatherapy by post.
With this diploma, you can immediately apply for your dream job.



Veelgestelde vragen

Will I need to buy any material for this course?
You don't need to buy extra material. It could always come in handyif you really want to start practising with different oils. But it is entirely up to you, you are free to choose which material you buy or don’t buy. Everything is explained extensively so that you’re prepared regardless of the material that is available to you.
How can I learn this trade through a homestudies course?
The course is very practical. It contains a lot of exercises that you can send to the teacher for feedback, if you wish. That way, you are completely prepared to enter the job market.
Will I get homework?
Homework is never obligatory, however, it does provide us with an idea of your progress. If you choose to do homework, the teacher will correct it and give you useful feedback.
Can I get hired with this diploma alone?
Yes. All of our diplomas are recognised, so we guarantee that you can join the job market with them. If you want to become an independent entrepreneur in Belgium, you also need a diploma in business management.
Can I follow this course without any previous experience or knowledge?
Yes. You can start from zero. The course begins with a clear introduction on the subject. Only when a course has 'advanced' or 'expert' in its title will you need some previous knowledge.
When can I start studying?
You start your home study course whenever you want. You can already start studying within the same day of signing up. The printed course will be sent immediately to you by post. It will be in your mail box before you know it.
Why choose a home study course?
One word. Flexibility. The flexibility to study anytime and anywhere you want, especially with our digital course that you can access on all your devices: desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone. You're entirely in charge of your learning pace so you can easily combine your studies with other things in your life. If you want to take the exam and get a diploma to add to your resume, you have a period of five years to take an exam with us.
How do I sign up for a course?
You sign up by filling in our registration form and making a payment for the course you want. After this we will send you a confirmation mail with practical information such as your log-in details for our online student platform.
What will I get?
You will receive a state of the art course in a sturdy binder and access to a digital version of the course on your account on our student platform. On top of this, you also get one year of online support and guidance from your personal teacher. This is always an experienced professional in his or her subject. You can contact your teacher on the student platform anytime you want for any help you need.
What if I have questions about the subject matter during my study?
Your course package always includes one year of online support and guidance from an experienced teacher and subject expert. Via our online student platform you can always contact your teacher for questions, extra exercises and feedback. You can always extend your online guidance time if you need. Contact our secretariat for this.
Where and when can I take my exam?
When you have studied your course you're free to take an exam at one of our exam locations in Belgium and the Netherlands. Impossible to get there? Do you live further away? We'll make arrangements to set up an online examination for you. If you score at least 60% on your exam then you pass and will receive your Aromatherapy diploma by post. With this certificate in your pocket you can study for the job you want!
What if I live in Belgium and want to start my own business as a self-employed person?
If you want to start your own independent business in Belgium, you also need a certificate of business management ('attest bedrijfsbeheer' in Dutch). Lucky for you we also offer business management courses to prepare you for the business management exam at the Central Examcommission in Brussels. UPDATE: starting from 1 September 2019 you can directly obtain your business management certificate online at our school! No need to go to Brussels anymore!


Ondernemersschool is ingeschreven in het Centraal Register Kort Beroepsonderwijs (CRKBO). Ook alle docenten zijn ingeschreven in dit register. De school voldoet aan de strenge en jaarlijks gecontroleerde kwaliteitseisen van de ISO 9001:2008 norm. Zo ben jij verzekerd van een kwaliteitsopleiding.