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
  • Ukranian applicants should have a certificate of complete secondary education (after grade 11) or higher Click 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


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 ATU Sligo programme through the CAO system.

ATU - Sligo (St. Angelas)

ATU - Athlone

TUS - Limerick

TUD - Blanchardstown

SETU - 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


There are no fees to study this course, however, students will have to purchase some additional items when undertaking this course such as;

  • Tunic (x2)
  • 2 Text Books
  • 1 Massage Belt

Details of cost & supplier will be provided during interview and induction.


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

For more Information

Please phone 07191 45480 or email [email protected]

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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