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Diploma in Complementary Therapy

Monday, 7 April 2014

Diploma in Complementary Therapy

Course Code: CI062BC
QQI Award Title:
QQI Award Letters: 6M3479
Certification: ITEC (International Therapies Examination Council) and FETAC

Course Duration: 1 Year
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Diploma in Complementary Therapy
Diploma in Complementary Therapy


Course Description
This course is suitable for individuals who have an interest in holistic therapies and would like to pursue a career in this area or add to existing qualifications. It is aimed at giving a comprehensive understanding in a wide variety of the most popular therapies leading to internationally recognised qualifications. Students who successfully complete the course will be able to practice professionally as a complementary therapist, increase employment opportunities and broaden existing client base. Students actively participate, on a weekly basis, in the clinic on campus and gain experience practicing treatments and developing existing skills to industry standard. Work experience in complementary therapy is an integral part of the course.

Course Content
Anatomy and physiology
Reflexology
Aromatherapy
Indian head massage
Swedish massage/ advanced body massage
Holistic massage
Team working
Complimentary therapy industry ethics and practice
Work practice
Personal and professional development
Commercial clinic experience
Healthy eating and well-being for the complementary therapy client


Optional workshops:
Product demonstrations
Hot stones
Reiki
Meditation
Hopi ear candle
Myo fascia release therapy
Bamboo massage
Cupping
Career Opportunities
Students who successfully complete this course may obtain positions as Complementary therapists in beauty salons, hotel spas, health farms, healing centres, sales representatives and trainers for health products. Graduates of this course have the necessary qualifications to start their own business. The Internationally recognised diplomas that Cavan Institute offer, provide a career passport for the more adventurous students who wish to see the world, excellent job opportunities are also available on Cruise Liners.
Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or equivalent
Mature Applicants welcome
Additional Requirements
Students must meet all the necessary criteria as stipulated by the international examination bodies, these include completion of required course hours and specific case study work.
Students on the course must purchase their uniform, professional work kits and student insurance.
All examination and kit fees are payable prior to course commencement.
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