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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 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?

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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