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Course Code(s):  5N3467 5N3466
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Carlow Institute of Further Education

Carlow Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5N3467 5N3466
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one year course/programme aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to work effectively in the complimentary health and spa area.

What will you Study?

QQI Modules:
Manicure, Pedicure and Waxing
Indian Head Massage
Skin Care
Eye Treatments and Make Up
ITEC Modules:
Hopi Ear Candling
Nutrition
Anatomy and Physiology
Holistic Massage
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.
Medical Secretary   Hair & Scalp specialist  
Psychiatrist   Orthoptist  
Neurologist   Optometrist  
Ophthalmologist   Obstetrician / Gynaecologist  
Naturopath   Doctor / GP  
Audiologist   Immunologist  
Herbalist   Podiatrist / Chiropodist  
Radiographer - Diagnostic   Health Educator/Promotion Officer  
Lactation Consultant   Prosthetist / Orthotist  
Spinologist   Physical Therapist  
Nurse Tutor   Respiratory Technician  
Vision Rehabilitation Therapists   Nurse - Children's  
Nurse Prescriber   Nurse - Advanced Nurse Practitioner  
Nurse - Public Health   Aromatherapist  
Theatre / Perioperative Nurse   Dental Nurse/Surgery Assistant  
Physiotherapist   Nurse - Psychiatric / Mental Health Care  
Dental Hygienist   Nurse - Midwife  
Speech & Language Therapist   Nurse - Intellectual Disability  
Chiropractor   Acupuncturist  
Nurse - General   Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician  
Sports Scientist    Physiotherapist - Sports   
Medical Sales Representative    Firefighter  
Psychologist - Clinical   Music Therapist  
Counsellor   Social Care Worker / Practitioner  
Careers Adviser   Community Development Worker  
Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education   Social Worker  
Clergy / Religious Ministers   Psychotherapist  
Community Education Officer   Occupational Therapist  
Aid Worker - humanitarian    

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.
Medical & Healthcare
Social & Caring
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