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Tracey Roche

Design Engineer

Analog Devices

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Tracey Roche

3 main things:

1. Be organised.

2. Try to keep a positive attitude.

3. Persevere. Working in a Design Evaluation role or indeed any electronic engineering role, requires problem-solving skills and half the battle with this is having a positive attitude. If you have a negative/pessimistic attitude, the battle to find a solution is lost before you even start. In debugging an issue, start with the basics and work from there. Like peeling an onion, gradually peel off the outter layers to reveal the inner core of the onion...as you work, you get more clues and develop a better understanding of the product/issue you are working on.

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Complementary Therapies

Course Code(s):  5M4468 CI061
QQI Award Code:  5M4468 Community Health Services
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M4468 CI061
QQI Award Code 5M4468 Community Health Services
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is suitable for individuals who have an interest in holistic therapies and would like to pursue a career in this area or add to existing qualifications. It is aimed at giving a comprehensive understanding in a wide variety of the most popular therapies leading to internationally recognised qualifications.

Students get hand-on experience and real world experience through providing supervised treatments in the clinic on campus. There is a focus on this course on practicing treatments and developing existing skills to industry standard. Work experience in complementary therapy is an integral part of the course.

What will you Study?

Anatomy and Physiology
Reflexology
Aromatherapy
Indian Head Massage
Holistic Massage
Work Experience 5N1356
Figure Analysis and Swedish Massage
Personal Effectiveness 5N1390
Beauty Industry Ethics and Practice 5N3470
Commercial Clinic Experience
Nutrition 5N2006
Optional Workshops May Include:
Reiki
Product Demonstrations
Hot Stones
Myo Fascia Release Therapy
Meditation
Hopi Ear Candle
Bamboo Massage
Cupping
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.

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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

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