Holistic Therapies
ITEC Certification


Holistic Therapies course - Dublin

At BFEI, located in Blackrock, Co. Dublin we offer a one year ITEC accredited Holistic Therapies course.

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.  As a Holistic/Complimentary Therapist you will use therapies to enhance the mind, body and soul of your clients to maximise vitality.  

Course Code HOL1 - Year 1, HOL2 - Year 2
Duration 1 - 2 Years - FULL TIME SEPTEMBER TO MAY
Number of Places 20 in each year
Contact Hours Per Week 22 approx
Timetable Contact 5 Days, Mornings Option (HOL1 Only)

Assessment and Certification

  • This course is certified by the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC).
  • ITEC apply a rigid set of standards governing attendance, learning and examinations.
  • Evidence of Treatments (case studies) are required for ITEC qualifications.
  • The completion and signing of disclaimers and consultation forms is required for ITEC certification.
  • Examinations take place in April and May.

Graduates may join many professional associations and obtain the requisite insurance cover for professional practice.

Is This Course For You?

Entry Requirements

Year 1

  • You must have achieved 5 passes or 5 O6/ H7s or a combination of 5 O6/H7s or have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile, or have achieved a full relevant QQI Level 4 Award.
  • Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) and other applicants without the formal entry requirements will be assessed individually for suitability.

Year 2

  • For entry to Year 2, you must have successfully completed Year 1 or hold an Anatomy, Physiology and Body Massage qualification from CIBTAC, ITEC or equivalent. You may be eligible for exemptions from some subjects if you already have recognised qualifications.

What Will I Study?

The following modules are included on the course:

Year 1 Holistic Massage Anatomy and Physiology Indian Head Massage Reflexology Nutrition
Year 2 Aromatherapy Facial Skincare Lymphatic Drainage Massage Stone Massage

What Will I Do?

  • You will get the opportunity to work with clients in an Open Clinic in BFEI.
  • You will engage in workshops in additional therapies to enhance your employability such as Pregnancy Massage, Aromatherapy Blending, Ear Candling and On Site Massage.
  • Career advice and help with CV preparation is provided by the Guidance and Career Service.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in a range of areas including:

  • Healing Centres
  • Health & Wellbeing Centres
  •  Care Homes
  • Spa Salons/Destination Spas
  • Hotels/On-demand Massage
  • Beauty Salons
  • Cruise Ships
  • Leisure Centres

Companies who have hired BFEI graduates include:

  • Brown Thomas 2
  • MAC Cosmetics Grafton Street
  • Inglot Dundrum
  • Benefit Cosmetics, South William Street
  • Harvey Nichols


Graduates who complete this course may apply to the following course in BFEI:

On successful completion of the first year course, students are encouraged to progress further by studying for additional qualifications in year two:

Health and Wellbeing Therapies Year 2


At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, exams, €200 PLC Government Levy (unless exempt), a Student Services fee and where applicable professional body registration fees. There are no tuition fees for EU students.

Students will be required to purchase certain items including a uniform and product kits.

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+353 1 2889717 BFEI, Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin
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