Wellbeing is a dynamic growth area that has become part of professional life in all organisations. If you would like to become the person in an area of company/business who is knowledgeable about the importance of all aspects of health and wellbeing then this is the course for you. We are all becoming aware of the critical importance of our physical and mental health and this course serves to increase awareness of the issues and ways of addressing them.

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  • Exercise & Fitness 5N2668: Equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in a variety of forms of physical exercise, to enable the learner to design, implement and evaluate exercise and fitness programmes in a variety of contexts in line with best practice.
  • Team Working  5N1367:  Equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to work as an effective member of a team, operating independently while under general direction and within a range of diverse, team-oriented environments.
  • Work Experience 5N1356:  Equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to participate in the workplace for a limited time, carrying out work-related tasks independently while under general direction.
  • Safety and Health at work 5N1794 – Equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to promote and maintain safety and health in a work environment.
  • Nutrition 5N2006 – Understand the importance of healthy eating and its benefits to good health. Identify components of a healthy diet for all age groups and devise a menu for each. Appreciate the role of food and its significance in the management of various conditions and diseases. Interpret the nutrition labels on a variety of food products in accordance with EU regulations.
  • Behavioural Studies 5N1351 – Examine the role of organisational psychology in understanding the situation of the worker in the working environment. Explain core psychological concepts, e.g.attitudes, culture, socialisation, the influence of groups on behaviour and the importance of the role of family on behaviour. Describe the process of human perception from birth.
  • Reflexology 5N5371 – the purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to provide reflexology treatments for the purposes of relaxation and the relief of stress in order to encourage general health and wellbeing, under appropriate supervision.
  • Indian Head Massage 6N3477 –Indian Head Massage one of the oldest forms of Head massage working on the client upper body, head, and face, using specific massage techniques.
  • Anatomy and Physiology 5N0749 – Develop an understanding of the interrelationship between the systems of the body. e.g. digestive, system, respiratory system, nervous system, skeletal system etc.

Additional Training/Workshops

  • Data Protection Seminar: This workshop gives learners an overview of GDPR. The workshop examines what GDPR stands for and gives an understanding of the current data protection rules and obligations.  The learners also receive information on the types of data, the terminology associated with GDPR, the penalties with breaches, storage of data and general do’s and don’ts regarding data.

Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirements. All applicants will undergo a processing stage during which further information will be gathered in relation to their application.  An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory completion of the processing stage.

  • CCOC: QQI Level 6 Advanced Psychosocial Awareness & Training (6M2263)
  • CCOC: QQI Level 6 Holistic Therapies
  • UCC: Arts (CK101)
  • UCC: Social Science (CK102)
  • UCC: Youth & Community Work (CK114) (Must be over 21 and one year’s work experience in the area)
  • UCC: Criminology (CK113)
  • UCC: International Development & Food Policy (CK214)
  • MTU Cork: Social Care (MT573) – Maths or Stats required
  • MTU Cork: Recreation & Leisure Management (MT510)
  • MTU Cork: Community Development (MT575)
  • MTU Cork: Hospitality Management (MT554)

Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with MTU Cork (CCPS), MTU Kerry and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. See Progressions for details.

In a health related environment, in the wellness section of a large company or in community organisations.

  • Duration: September to May
  • Fees: €300 including QQI examination fees. (Medical card holders exempt from €50). See Payment for details.
  • Certification: 
    • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Health Services 5M4468.
    • QQI component Maths 5N1833 and Statistics 5N2066 (available as an option in the evening for learners requiring Maths or Statistics for progression).
  • Work Experience: Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in a health related environment or in the wellbeing department of a company.
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For further information email holistics@ccoc.ie or phone 021-4223844

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    Having completed QQI level 5 Health and Wellbeing Adviser course, I can say this course equipped me with the knowledge and skills needed to work in my chosen area. It has also helped me get future in my education as I am currently in QQI level 6 Advanced Psychosocial Awareness & Training course and got me one step closer to my dream job. This course covers all aspects of health ranging from physical to mental health. Each topic was clearly explained within the classroom. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to work with people.

    Jim Kevany