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Cork College of Commerce

Cork College of Commerce

Holistic & Physical Therapies


Course Code:  5N2006 5N3466 5N1207
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Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This ITEC two year programme equips students with a set of Diplomas which focus on the healing therapies.

The programme promotes wellness and optimal functioning through the use of Massage, Body Work, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Sports Massage, Sports Equipment, Indian Head Massage and Spa Treatments. Students from the College are highly valued within the Industry in a variety of environments. Students are also qualified to establish themselves in their own business.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Year 1
Holistic Massage ITEC
Indian Head Massage ITEC
Stress Management, (Practical)(On Site) ITEC
Hygiene in the Workplace ITEC,
Reflexology (Practical) ITEC
Reflexology (Theory) ITEC
Nutrition QQI 5N2006
Stone Therapy Massage/LomiLomi Treatments CCOC
Professional Conduct and Business Awareness ITEC
Anatomy and Physiology ITEC,

Optional: Reiki 1 and Reiki 2

Year 2
Aromoatherapy ITEC
Sports Therapy ITEC
Spa Treatments ITEC
Spa Treatments
Sports Equipment ITEC
Lymphatic Drainage ITEC
Skincare and Eye Treatments QQI 5N13466
Occupational First Aid 5N1207

Optional: Reiki 3, Reiki Advanced, Ear Candling

 

Important: 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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