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We asked James Sheridan from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

James Sheridan

Restaurant Manager

Failte Ireland

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  James Sheridan

The best thing about this industry is you can get a job in the local hotel or restaurant, part time, and see if you like it.

Sit down with the manager and have a list of questions prepared. Don't make too many plans, just go with the flow, be nice/positive to everybody and things will go alright

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TL872
Health and Leisure with Massage

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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This programme will provide you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and professional skills in preparation for a career in the health, fitness and leisure sector – and as a massage therapist.

The programmes consists of applied, active training programmes (massage casework, aquatic therapy, aquatic rehabilitation, posture cultivation, functional assessment, fitness testing) and the theoretical foundations underpinning the promotion of wellness (wellbeing science, behaviour change, exercise referral) and optimal body function through massage/body work.

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Three Distinctions

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On graduation, you will be a health and fitness professional, a wellness educator with a specialist knowledge and practice in massage therapy. You will be equipped to work in a variety of settings, including health and leisure centres, health promotion, spa/ wellness centres, hotels, mainstream and special-needs schools, community centres, clinical settings, workplaces and in the private/entrepreneurial area being competent to specialise in hands on relaxation and clinical massage techniques, aquatic therapy, activity leadership, remedial and orthopaedic massage.

Graduates can take up employment opportunities in the areas of sports development/coaching, sports massage and rehabilitation, health and wellbeing promotion, in the area of physical education with young and older adult groups and in adapted physical activity education



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