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Solo Training in Ear Candling - 1 Day Diploma Course £295

Accredited Ear Candling Diploma Course
in Glasgow  Norfolk  Staffordshire  Wigan  Worcestershire  Yorkshire  Lancashire 

Great For Beginner or as a refresher

Accredited for insurance purposes by: Accredited by the GHTAccredited by the BHTAccredited by the IICT

Our Ear Candling practitioner training course includes everything you need to safely and professionally conduct an ear candling therapy treatment. We can arrange SOLO or BESPOKE tuition for you at a date that suits you best.


SOLO tuition gives you the opportunity to focus upon individual requirements and the course will be tailored to your skill level and previous experience. Because solo tuition is one-to-one training (just yourself and the teacher) you would need to bring along a massage model with you who can be a friend or family member. As part of your learning experience the teacher would demonstrate the full treatment routine upon you at the start of the day.


If you wish to arrange training for more than one person we will create a BESPOKE course date for two or more people to attend. Bespoke courses are perfect for couples, friends or colleagues who only wish to attend a course that has been arranged just for them. On bespoke courses participants work upon one another so there is no need to bring along a massage model.


Questions and answers

  • Is this course suitable for beginners?

    Yes. Also perfect as a CPD course for practicing therapists.

  • Who accredits this course?
    Beauty Guild, IICT & INHA.
  • Which companies offer me insurance with this Diploma?
    Many choices from reputable industry recognised insurers including:
    Beauty Guild, Westminster Indemnity, Towergate, IICT.
  • Will this Diploma allow me to practice professionally?
    Yes, all of our courses are suitable for professional practice. And once you have acquired insurance cover our Diplomas allow you to offer treatments from your home, from your salon or as a mobile therapist and charge for this service.
  • Is there time to learn all of the techniques in only 1 day?

    Yes of course. This course is offered on a one-to-one basis and so you'll receive focused guidance and individual attention from our teacher. You will also be taught a complete therapy treatment routine for delivering to your clients. And because students practice upon one another, you will also experience for yourself how amazing and effective this treatment can be.

  • Will I learn everything I need?

    You will learn the same practical skills as with a longer course but you'll need to practice the treatment routine upon friends and family, using your manual and (where available) our on-line tutorial videos for further assistance after your practical training in order to perfect the techniques.

  • Can I come back and refresh my memory of practical skills?

    You're always welcome to return and attend only the practical training again. This is known as a refresher course and allows you to brush up on the techniques you have learned with us. Refresher courses are only available to students who have previously completed their course with us, and substantial discounts are offered.

  • Is this a level 3 course?

    No, this is a Diploma course. Diploma courses are also known as ‘short courses’ or ‘fast-track training’. However, the treatment techniques you'll learn are similar, and in some cases more extensive than on a level 3 course.

  • Do I need a level 3 qualification?
    No, you don't need a level 3 qualification in order to deliver this therapy professionally. However, some employers and some London Borough Councils may specify a level 3 qualification as a requirement.
  • What preparations do I need to do before my course?
    You will be provided with your manual in PDF format and once you’ve read it you will be able to complete your on-line test paper, a simple, multiple choice test with 45 questions. Our administration team will also chat with you to let you know what to bring so that you are perfectly prepared and have a great time.


  • Quick Overview

  • Diploma in Ear Candling.
    Friendly & informal instruction.
    Solo or bespoke tuition.
    Tutor focused on your needs.
    Easy & fun to learn.
    No previous experience required.

  • How It Works

  • The theory test: Study your course manual at home and complete a theory test paper online. You can retake the test as many times as you like until you reach the pass mark and at no extra charge.


    1 day practical: Starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm participants will be taught all of the practical skills needed to deliver an ear candling treatment. There is no practical test. Instead we assess the participants understanding and ability of each treatment technique as it is taught. If you opt for solo tuition you will need to bring a massage model with you on the training day. This can be a friend or member of your family.

    Course Modules

    This is the background and theory that you study from home and then complete an online test paper before attending your practical training. It is easily completed with between 8-12 hours of study time. For some people it may a little take longer.

    Module 1
    History of Ear Candling

    Module 2
    Ingredients of Biosun Hopi Ear Candles
    Ingredients of Otosan Natural Ear Drops
    How ear drops work
    How ear candles work
    Reasons for Ear Candle Therapy
    When and how often to use ear candles and ear drops

    Module 3
    Contra-indications for ear candle therapy
    Storage instructions for candles
    Contra-indications for face massage
    Safety instructions
    Ear therapy facecloth

    Module 4
    The anatomy and physiology of the ear
    Bones of the head and face
    Muscles of the face, head and neck
    Blood flow in the head and neck
    The trigeminal nerve
    The lymphatic system

    Module 5
    Preparations for treatment
    Client preparation
    Therapist preparation
    Using the otoscope

    Module 6
    Conducting an Ear Candle Therapy

    Module 7
    The head and face massage
    Reactions to therapy
    Examining contents of candles after treatment

    Module 8
    Ear candle therapy for children
    Body mechanics checklist for the therapist

    Module 9
    Client consultation skills
    Consultation environment
    Client education
    Client confidentiality
    Consultation form
    Information and aftercare advice

    Module 10
    Case study guidelines
    Case study examples

    Additional information
    Hints and tips
    Your notes and questions

    Additional documents
    Test paper
    Client form
    Case study form

    Accreditation & Diploma

    Therapy Training School is an approved training provider, and our training courses throughout the UK are recognised and accredited for insurance purposes by UK governing bodies such as: The Guild of Beauty Therapists (GBT), the Guild of Holistic Therapists (GHT) and The International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT). Insurance can also be obtained for the UK via Towergate Insurance and Westminster Indemnity. You will be able to practice as a self-employed therapist or mobile therapist. Always check with your potential employer (or local council) to ensure that this Diploma will be accepted by them.

    Accredited by the IICT
    Accredited by the GHTAccredited by the BHT

    How To Book

    Complete the registration form by selecting a venue

    Select if you would like to do solo or bespoke training

    Read & agree to the terms and conditions

    Make sure you have no contraindications

    Submit the registration form

    Then wait to hear back from us

    We will then arrange a suitable date for your training

    Then make payment to confirm your course

    You will then be able to access all training materials

  • More Information

  • Course practical: 1 day
    Test paper: Complete online from your home
    Accreditation: GBT, GHT & IICT
    Membership & Insurance: Available from GBT or IICT
    Insurance: Also available from Westminster Indemnity, or Towergate Insurance
    Suitable for: Private practice, self-employed, mobile therapist and most types of employment
    Previous experience: No previous experience required


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