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A Carer's Journey - Learning how to self-massage using essential oils 2

Course code: UPZV002P

Subject area: A Carer’s Journey

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

15:00 - 16:00

Days of week:


Course date:

24th Feb 2025 - 31st Mar 2025

Course location:


Contact details


01235 555 585

This online course provides an opportunity to continue to find out more about the benefits of a simple self-massage that can help bring us back into balance, whatever we are experiencing. It increases circulation, stimulates organ function, helps our body detox and improves self. It also has another potential anti-ageing benefit by nourishing our skin.

The course is delivered Online using Zoom.

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?Any unpaid carer who is looking after someone with a long-term illness, special need or impairment is invited to join this online course.

What the course will cover:

The programme will continue to explore the health benefits of some essential oils (e.g., lavender, peppermint, tea tree, lemon), please bring your favourite essential oils. You will also need massage oil or cream; this can be baby oil or prescribed moisturizing cream (Sebamed, double base gel). Please make it sure to conduct a patch test at least 30 minutes before the start of our first session. This will help you minimize the chance of a negative reaction: apply a small amount of your essential oils and massage oil (or moisturising cream) you will be using on the inside of your wrist. If you noticed a reaction (e.g., redness and itchiness), please follow the instruction of the products you used and consult healthcare provider appropriately.

The programme covers the following:

• Ear reflexology• Hand massage• Shoulder massage• Head massage• Arm stretch and massage• Pressure point on the back

Course Outcomes:By the end of this course, you will be able to:• identify how to safely use essential oils at home;• demonstrate how to give a simple self-massage;• recognise the potential health benefits of a simple self-massage.

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.

What next?
Enrol on another course that is provided by ‘A Carer’s Journey’ programme. Oxfordshire Adult Learning offer a wide-range of similar workshops and courses, please check our website for further information.
Entry criteria
This course is provided as part of A Carer's Journey programme that has been developed in partnership with Action for Carers. It is specifically for unpaid carers who are looking after someone who has a long-term illness, special need or impairment.

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 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
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.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
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.
Learning & method assessment
The course will include a mixture of demonstration, discussion and practical activities. The tutor will offer one-to-one support throughout the course and provide feedback.
To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.