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Complementary Medicine

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Pearse College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M4468
QQI Award Code 5M4468 Community Health Services
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The first year of the Complementary Medicine course aims to provide a foundation in areas such as Full Body Massage and Onsite Massage. Three types of certification are on offer; FETAC level 5 certificate, ITEC diploma and Certificate in Tuina Acupressure. The Certificate in Tuina is awarded by Active Health who are affiliated with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, the World Health Organisations representative for traditional medicines. Click here for the Active Health web site.

What will you Study?

The first year of the Complementary Medicine course aims to provide a foundation in areas such as Full Body Massage. Three types of certification are on offer; QQI level 5 certificate, ITEC diploma and Certificate in Tuina Acupressure.

The Certificate in Tuina is awarded by Active Health who are affiliated with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, the World Health Organisation’s representative for traditional medicines. 

Anatomy and Physiology
Customer Service 5N0972
Psychology 5N0754
Holistic Massage
Reflexology
Nutrition
Figure Analysis Body Massage
Work Experience 5N1356
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DCHSX 5M4468

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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