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Richard Storey

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McDonald's

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Richard Storey

The initial couple of days can be tough as you are in training and it can make people rethink about working here, but I would have to say persevere, as there are rewards at the end of the tunnel.

McDonald's put their people first and never leave them doing the same job all the time. To work in McDonald's you requires patience, a good personality with a willingness to learn something new everyday.

Showing an interest in other peoples interests would help as you have to work as a team so interpersonal skills are ESSENTIAL!!

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Holistic & Physical Therapies

Course Code(s):  5N2006 5N3466 5N1207
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Cork College of Commerce

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Course overview

Course Code 5N2006 5N3466 5N1207
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This ITEC two year programme equips students with a set of Diplomas which focus on the healing therapies.

The programme promotes wellness and optimal functioning through the use of Massage, Body Work, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Sports Massage, Sports Equipment, Indian Head Massage and Spa Treatments. Students from the College are highly valued within the Industry in a variety of environments. Students are also qualified to establish themselves in their own business.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
Holistic Massage ITEC
Indian Head Massage ITEC
Stress Management ITEC
Hygiene in the Workplace ITEC
Reflexology (Practical) ITEC
Reflexology (Theory) ITEC
Nutrition 5N2006
Stone Therapy Massage/LomiLomi Treatments CCOC
Professional Conduct and Business Awareness ITEC
Anatomy and Physiology ITEC.
Optional:
Reiki 1 and Reiki 2

Year 2 :
Aromoatherapy ITEC
Sports Therapy ITEC
Spa Treatments ITEC
Spa Treatments
Sports Equipment ITEC
Lymphatic Drainage ITEC
Skincare and Eye Treatments 5N13466
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Optional:
Reiki 3
Reiki Advanced
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Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
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