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Holistic Therapies

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Waterford College of Further Education

Waterford College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This is a full-time course leading to professional qualifications. Students will receive a sound knowledge of Holistic Therapies from ancient philosophies to modern day teaching. As part of their training, students will learn to take a holistic approach, treating body, mind and spirit, thereby guiding their client towards better health and general well-being.

What will you Study?

ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage
ITEC Diploma in Reflexology
ITEC Diploma in Lymphatic Drainage
ITEC Diploma in Indian Head Massage
Certificates in Reiki Level 1 and 2 (Optional)
Crystal Therapy (optional)
Anatomy and Physiology
Business Studies
Diet and Nutrition
Health and Hygiene
First Aid
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Sample Careers

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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Childcare worker   Funeral Director  
Medical Secretary   Hair & Scalp Specialist  
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Naturopath   Orthoptist  
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Immunologist   Ophthalmologist  
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Spinologist   Nurses Aid / Healthcare Assistant  
Public Health Nurse   Nurse Practitioner - Advanced  
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Health Educator / Promotion Officer   Sport Psychologist  
Probation Officer   Clinical Psychologist  
Ambulance Assistant / Intermediate Care Operative   Music Therapist  
Nursery Nurse   Counsellor  
Care Worker   Constituency Worker  
Home Help Organiser   Home Help Assistant  
Careers Adviser   Community Development Worker / Officer  
Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education   Social Worker  
Psychotherapist   Community Education Officer  
Aid Worker - Humanitarian   Clergy / Religious Ministers  
Care Assistant - Children   Occupational Therapist  
Community Resource Worker - Visual Impairment   Social Care Worker / Practitioner  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Social & Caring
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