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Health and Wellbeing Therapies

Course Code(s):  HWT2
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Blackrock Further Education Institute

Blackrock Further Education Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code HWT2
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Do you see alternative holistic therapies as a way to enhance general health and wellbeing? Are you interested in the human body? Do you have a desire to connect with and help others? Want to get away from a routine desk job? Would you enjoy flexible working hours in a calm environment, either as part of a team or working alone?

This course offers you the opportunity to get internationally recognised ITEC qualifications in a range of therapies to engage in professional practice.

What will you Study?

Year 1: ITEC Diplomas in...
Thai Massage
Holistic Massage
Anatomy and Physiology
Body Massage
Reflexology
Indian Head Massage
Healthy Eating and Wellbeing

Year 2: ITEC Diplomas in...
Aromatherapy
Stone Therapy Massage
Spa Therapies
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
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