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Siobhan Canny

Midwife

Health Service Executive

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  Siobhan Canny

I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.

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Holistic & Wellbeing Studies

Course Code(s):  5N1356 5N2006 HG HY
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5N1356 5N2006 HG HY
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This two year Diploma course is designed for people with an interest and aptitude in the area of Holistic Health. Learners gain an awareness and understanding into the Holistic Approach and upon completion will have achieved many ITEC qualification which allows them to work in many areas of the holistic field at home and internationally - ITEC qualifications are internationally recognised. It provides the highest level of theoretical & practical skills, work experience provides practical hands-on experience which is invaluable for career prospects.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
Diploma in Holistic Massage
Diploma in Reflexology
Diploma in Onsite Massage
Anatomy and Physiology
Professional Conduct and Business Awareness
First Aid
Nutrition

Year 2 :
Diploma in Aromatherapy
Diploma in Stone Therapy Massage
Diploma in Indian Head Massage
Work Experience
Hopi Ear Candling
Holistic Facial Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Pregnancy Massage
Reiki 1 and 2

Places in Therapy classes subject to availability
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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