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Complementary Medicine - Advanced

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Pearse College of Further Education

Pearse College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is a follow on course from year 1. A range of ITEC diplomas are offered in year 2 of Complementary Medicine. Students are required to have succeeded in the Diploma in Holistic Massage in year 1. A Diploma in Tuina Acupressure is also on offer, the Certificate in year 1 is a requirement for this. Graduates can also apply for credit towards an acupuncture practitioner qualification in Ireland. Past graduates entered this prestigious training programme in year two, receiving a one year credit for past learning. The main purpose of the ITEC accredited Level 3 Diploma in Yoga Teaching is to enable Learners to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge to provide Yoga Teaching to the general public and gain employment within the Fitness Industry. This course is a 210 hour Teacher Training course, with extensive student practice, practical exams, and application of Yoga theoretical framework to enable the learner to teach Yoga classes.

What will you Study?

A range of ITEC diplomas are offered in year 2 of Complementary Medicine. A prerequisite for eligibility for these ITEC diplomas requires success in the Diploma in Holistic Massage in year 1. A Diploma in Tuina Acupressure is also on offer, the Certificate in year 1 is a requirement for this.

The Diploma 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.

The Diploma allows our graduates to participate in advanced clinical training in China, in the affiliated hospitals of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.

Graduates can also apply for credit towards an acupuncture practitioner qualification in Ireland. Past graduates entered this prestigious training programme in year two, receiving a one year credit for past learning.

The main purpose of the ITEC accredited Level 3 Diploma in Yoga Teaching is to enable Learners to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge to provide Yoga Teaching to the general public and gain employment within the Fitness Industry. This course is a 210 hour Teacher Training course, with extensive student practice, practical exams, and application of Yoga theoretical framework to enable the learner to teach Yoga classes.

ITEC Diplomas in:
Stone Therapy Massage
Reflexology
Yoga Teacher Training
Onsite Massage
Sport Injury Level 4

QQI component award in:
First Aid
Work Experience Level 6
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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