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Complementary Therapies

Monday, 6 March 2017

Complementary Therapies

Course Code: CI061
Course Level: 5
Award Title: FETAC/QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Health Services
ITEC (International Therapy Examinations Council)
QQI Code: 5M4468
Duration: 1 Year
Complementary Therapies
Complementary Therapies

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

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 get hand-on experience and real world experience through providing supervised treatments in the clinic on campus. There is a focus on this course on practicing treatments and developing existing skills to industry standard. Work experience in complementary therapy is an integral part of the course. In order to complete the course successfully, students must meet all the necessary criteria as stipulated by the international examination bodies, including completion of required course hours and project work.

Course Content

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Reflexology
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Work Experience
  • Body Massage and Figure Analysis
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Beauty Industry Ethics and Practice
  • Professional Conduct and Business Awareness
Optional Workshops May Include:
  • Reiki
  • Product Demonstrations
  • Hot Stones
  • Myo Fascia Release Therapy
  • Meditation
  • Hopi Ear Candle
  • Bamboo Massage
  • Cupping

Career Opportunities
Students who successfully complete this course may obtain positions as complementary therapists in beauty salons, hotel spas, health centres, healing centres, or they may become 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.

Progression Opportunities
Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).