Complementary Health (ITEC)

Graduate with a portfolio of qualifications that enable you to work as a complementary therapist. Holistic therapies aim to restore balance to mind, body and spirit and to improve overall health and wellbeing.

As a massage and holistic therapist you will master the practical skills and knowledge to help clients restore balance and potential.

Study with a hands-on practical approach at Mallow College – working with a dedicated team of professionals and salon facilities with state-of-the-art industry equipment.


Courses next start in September. Applications open in January.

Applications are now open, and free. CAO points not required. Grant and Social Welfare funding available. To apply online now for September 2017/18 you will just need to provide two essential pieces of information: your email address and your PPS number. Look for this course under Hair, Beauty & Complementary.

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Career Prospects

  • Complementary therapist. +
  • Cruise liners. +
  • Holistic centres. +
  • Hotel spas. +
  • Self employment. +

Course Contents

Courses are continually developed – content and specific award components are subject to change. See disclaimer.


One year. Full-time.


30 full-time day students will travel, fully-funded, with Erasmus+ in Techniczne Zakłady NaukoweDąbrowa Górnicza, Poland, for 2 weeks from the 12th of February 2018. Find out more and apply.

Entry Requirements

  • CAO points not required.
  • All applicants will be required to attend an interview. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the minimum entry requirements set out here, and satisfactory presentation at interview.
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.


Garda Vetting

This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion of this process.

Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of this course. The dates and duration will be specified by the College.


  • Full Fees (EU/EEA Citizens): €860
  • Medical Card Holders: €610
  • Student Grant Recipients (SUSI): €660
    • €50 Deposit + €50 QQI Fees + €200 Registration + €360 ITEC Exam Fees per year.
    • Additional means-tested student grants are available from
  • Back to Education Allowance (BTEA): €660
  • Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS): €0
    • €50 Deposit (refundable) per year.
    • Retain Social Welfare benefits. Additional weekly allowances for meals, travel and childcare are also available.
  • Excluding €30 materials.

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