Module 1 - Introduction (Induction)
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Welcome to the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage course.
As part of this course, you are required to:
- Attend ALL of the planned practical training days
- Complete the online theory
- Complete all the coursework (provided in this online theory)
- Complete 18 treatments as case studies
- Attend 3 assessments (part of your practical training days)
- Revise and sit your written exams
The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF) is a technical level qualification aimed at developing the knowledge, understanding and technical skills needed for a career as a Sports Massage Therapist, either employed or self employed.
This qualification was developed collaboratively with the following organisations; Active IQ, Central YMCA Qualifications, CIBTAC, ITEC and VTCT with input from the industry through the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and the General Council for Massage Therapies (GCMT).
What does this qualification cover?
The content of this qualification is comprised of all the required elements needed to work effectively and efficiently as a sports massage therapist. This includes anatomy and physiology, professional practice, an understanding of the principles of health and fitness and how to provide sports massage treatments. The level 3 sports massage therapist will be able to work safely and effectively on dysfunctional tissue in a range of context, to include, pre-event, post event, intra-event and for maintenance purposes.
On completion of the course you will be awarded VTCT qualification.
Throughout some of the modules, you will come across this image, where it will ask you to complete a task.
This is part of your coursework and is a requirement to complete the course.
Recommended reading list
Book List – The trail guide to the body by Andrew Biel
There are also flash cards available with the 'Trail Guide Range'
Below are some induction documents:
- Appeals procedure - in the event you do not agree with an assessment decision, this is the process you would follow
- A Study plan - to be completed with your tutor
- Good practice guide - A copy of the VTCT good practice guide (Code of conduct)
- Your Induction powerpoint slides - This explains what is required to complete the course and is covered with your tutor