Holistic & Wellbeing Studies

Bray Institute of Further Education


Course Name Holistic & Wellbeing Studies
Course Provider Bray Institute of Further Education
Alternative Provider(s) Kildare & Wicklow ETB
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Course Code 5N1356 5N2006 HG HY
Course Type PLC Post Leaving Cert
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 5 Component Award (Level 5 NFQ) Minor QQI Level 5 NFQ
Certificate College None
Diploma at UK Level 3  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland International Therapy Examination Council None
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Morning, Daytime
Location (Districts) Bray
Course Content

Expand+This two year Diploma course is designed for people with an interest and aptitude in the area of Holistic Health. Learners gain an awareness and understanding into the Holistic Approach and upon completion will have achieved many ITEC qualification w...

FET Code 5N1356 - Work Experience Component Cert
5N2006 - Nutrition Component Cert
Qualification Letters Dip
Duration 2 year
Year 1 - Mornings only
Comment Certification:
ITEC Diploma’s Level 5 equivalence on the QQI in
• Reflexology (100/2402/5)
• Holistic Massage (100/2404/9)
• Aromatherapy (100/2403/7)
• Indian Head Massage (100/2572/8)
• On Site Massage (100/2442/6)
• Stone Therapy Massage (100/5213/6)

QQI Level 5 components in
• Work Experience(5N1356)
• Nutrition (5N2006)
Alternative Entry

Expand+International Applicants
The Institute welcomes applications from International Learners. Non EA applicants (applicants outside the European Area, i.e. outside EU & Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) must comply with Irish immigration requirements. Su...

Course Fee

Courses at Bray Institute of Further Education are funded largely by the European Social Fund. Tuition costs are covered for Irish or EU citizens undertaking PLC courses. However all learners are required to pay the following:

• An Acceptanc...

Financial Support

Expand+Maintenance Grant
Learners on full-time approved courses at the Institute are entitled to apply for Maintenance Grants from The Department of Education. The Grant is means tested. Learners should apply to SUSI, the online grant application system, t...

Interview Yes
Application Date

Expand+From January 2017 and up to September 2017

Enrolment Procedure

Step 1:
Applicants must apply online at www.bife.ie.

Step 2:
Applicant will be invited to attend for interview at the Institute. Applicants will be selected on suitability and ...

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Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Course commences in September 2017.
Application Fee €25 is paid when applying for a course. This money is non refundable.
Subjects Taught Year 1
• Diploma in Holistic Massage
• Diploma in Reflexology
• Diploma in Onsite Massage
• Anatomy & Physiology
• Professional Conduct & Business Awareness
• Nutrition

Year 2
• Diploma in Aromatherapy
• Diploma in Stone Therapy Massage
• Diploma in Indian Head Massage
• Work Experience
• Hopi Ear Candling
• Holistic Facial Massage
• Deep Tissue Massage
• Pregnancy Massage
• Reiki 1 & 2

Components subject to change
Places in Therapy classes subject to availability
Mature Entry Places Mature students are welcome to apply.
Entry Requirements • Leaving Certificate or equivalent
• Leaving Certificate Applied with a merit profile
• Full QQI Level 4 award with a merit profile
• Mature Applicants with no formal qualifications

Places are offered following successful interview.
Garda Vetting is a requirement. Learners must be Garda vetted prior to attending work experience.
Careers or Further Progression Career Opportunities
Holistic Therapist in a variety of settings:
• Hotel Spa/Health-farm
• Leisure Centre
• Resource Centre
• Support Group within the community
• Self employed
• Cruise Liners
Further Enquiries Bray Institute of Further Education,
Tel: 01 282 9668
Email: bifeenquiries@kwetb.ie
Web: www.bife.ie