Our Academy of Aromatherapy offers students in Hong Kong the opportunity to study an international accredited associate diploma in clinical aromatherapy (ADCA).
We are a satellite academy of the Penny Price UK academy which was established in 2003 and have won awards both for excellence in Complementary Therapy and Aromatherapy Courses and for student support.
We run the ADCA course twice a year with full time and part time options, in both English and Cantonese. We pride ourselves on small class sizes taught by qualified and experienced aromatherapists or those who are professionals in their fields, providing dedicated focus and attention to our students.
FAQ – ACDA
1) What are the teachers’ qualifications and experience?
A: All our teachers are qualified professional aromatherapist and tutors. You can find their profiles in ‘About Us’ > ‘Our Team’
2) How long is the course?
A: The maximum period within which the course must be completed is 3 years (unless there are exceptional circumstances), although completion is recommended within 2 years. All modules must be completed before taking the theoretical examination. Students must have a qualification in anatomy and physiology.
3) Will I be able to get a refund if I can’t complete the course?
A: Cancellations given over 14 days notice before the course commencement (before Module 1) can elect to receive a full refund or be transferred to another course (HK$300 administration fee will apply).
Cancellation within 14 days of course commencement (Module 1) forfeits 50% of the full payment. If you have prepaid the whole course but elect to withdraw during the course, no refund will be provided.
You are able to postpone the course for 12 months anytime during the course prior to the commencement of the next module.
If we cancel a course, the student will be offered the following options: Free transfer to the next available course
4) What qualifications will be eligible for exemptions?
A: Those who have massage and anatomy certificates and qualifications are exempt from the aromatherapeutic body massage course and the anatomy and physiology course (Please submit detail of qualification)
5) Homework required
A: Students are required to complete Clients’ Case-Histories and Homework in between courses and an in-depth Case-study is required as part of the examination. A formal practical (where applicable) and theoretical exam is the final part of the course.
6) What language is the course conducted in? My English standard is not good will it be difficult for me to remember all the Latin names of the oils? I haven’t studied for many years, I have doubts of passing the exam, will I be able to cope?
A: The course can be taught in both English and Cantonese. You will be given plenty of time and help to learn the Latin names and to revisit all the notes during the course. Tutor are readily available to answer any of your questions.
7) Can I learn about the clinical aromatherapy and not the massage?
A: Students who do not want to practise massage can still part qualify as an ‘Aromatherapist without Massage’.
8) What are benefits and career prospects after graduating?
A: Use Essential Oils safely and effectively for enjoyment, self-care and natural healing.
Help friends and family improve their health and well-being with aromatherapy.
Money saving and create natural products and blends that are safe for children, pregnant or nursing and the elderly. You will know how to make a wide variety of body and skincare products, including: oil serums, creams, face mask, body butters, hand soaps, lip balms, bath salts, healing salves etc.
Start a career in Aromatherapy e.g. skincare and massage therapist, set up your own aromatherapy spa and clinic, teaching, enhance your existing career through the use of Essential Oils.
9) What is the difference between IFPA and IFA qualification?
A: The biggest difference between IFA and IFPA is that IFPA participates in government legal development and sets training standards for the industry in the UK.
“Teachers are very supportive, experienced passionate in the subject”
“I found it extremely useful that teachers are fluent in English and Cantonese”
“Was glad that the homework and exam can be submitted in Chinese”