Health Science & Complementary Therapies -  5M4468

This course is designed to equip students with a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to work under supervision in the Complementary Therapy industry. Students may progress to further education in this specialist area or in the health sciences. Students receive hands-on experience in treatments which encourage general health and well-being in an applied learning environment.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent.

  • Interview

  • Mature applicants welcome

  • Applicants whose first language is not English will require a competency as stated in our admissions policy here

Course Content

  • Anatomy & Physiology 5N0749

  • On Site Massage 6N3478
  • Beauty Industry Ethics and Practice 5N3470
  • Customer Service 5N0972
  • Work Experience 5N1356

  • Body Massage & Figure Analysis 5N3465
  • Reflexology 5N5371

  • Nutrition 5N2006

  • Anatomy & Physiology - ITEC

  • Professional Conduct & Business Awareness - ITEC

  • Holistic Massage - ITEC

Optional Add-On Courses

  • Hopi Ear Candling
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Advanced Massage Techniques
  • Hot Stone Therapy

Erasmus+

Participants on this programme have the opportunity to apply for a three-week work experience placement in Tenerife
or Malaga. (Students must be over 18)

Progression to Higher Education

SG Institute of Technology Sligo

Please note that all QQI Further Education graduates who hold a major Level 5 or Level 6 award are eligible to apply for any IT Sligo programme through the CAO system.

St. Angelas College Sligo (NUIG)

ALIT Athlone Institute of Technology

LIT Limerick Institute of Technology

ITB Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown

CWIT Institute of Technology, Carlow

The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup

Career Opportunities:

Graduates from this course are fully qualified therapists and may pursue employment in the following areas:

  • Leisure Centres
  • Health Spas
  • Hotels
  • Salons
  • Sports Clubs
  • Care Settings for various client groups
  • Cruise Liners

Fees

Student Services Registration Fee: €250

DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200

QQI Examination Fees: €50

Kits / Books: €450

TOTAL: €950

Optional ITEC Exam Fees are approx €220, based on attendance. Uniforms are approx €90 paid directly to supplier.

(One of the following exemptions may apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)

Duration

This is a full-time one year course and runs from September to May.

For more Information

Please phone 07191 45480 or email sligocfe@msletb.ie

Please Note

SligoCFE reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

 

 

 

 

 

This course enables learners to complete their work experience in Tenerife

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