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Holistic & Wellbeing Studies

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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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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.
Charity Officer   Equality Officer  
Community Welfare Officer   Educational Psychologist  
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Special Needs Assistant - SNA   Information Officer - Adult Guidance   
Art Therapist   Guidance Counsellor - Post Primary  
Childcare worker   Funeral Director  
Medical Secretary   Hair & Scalp Specialist  
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Herbalist   Psychiatrist  
Naturopath   Orthoptist  
Optometrist   Obstetrician / Gynaecologist  
Doctor / GP   Podiatrist / Chiropodist  
Immunologist   Ophthalmologist  
Radiographer - Diagnostic   Physical Therapist  
Nurse Tutor   Respiratory Technician  
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist   Prosthetist / Orthotist  
Nurse Prescriber   Children's Nurse   
Spinologist   Nurses Aid / Healthcare Assistant  
Public Health Nurse   Nurse Practitioner - Advanced  
Lactation Consultant   Theatre / Perioperative Nurse  
General Nurse (RGN)   Intellectual Disability Nurse   
Nurse Midwife   Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician  
Physiotherapist   Dental Nurse / Surgery Assistant  
Dental Hygienist   Psychiatric / Mental Health Care Nurse  
Acupuncturist   Aromatherapist  
Chiropractor   Speech & Language Therapist  
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
Medical & Healthcare
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