Course available at the venue below:
Level 3 (8 days)
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Level 4 (8 days)
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You must hold a massage qualification &/or a level 3 personal training qualification.
Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage
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.
Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage
The VTCT Level 4 certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is focused towards those seeking to gain employment as a sports massage therapist providing sports massage to prevent and manage injury.
Through this qualification you will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed
to apply sports massage methods competently to recent non-acute injury and pre-exisiting
This will include a range of massage techniques additional to those acquired at Level 3, which
include: connective tissue, soft tissue release, corrective frictions, trigger points and muscle
You will develop your subjective and objective assessment skills to include clinical reasoning
and the use of a wide range of special and functional muscle test. You will be able to
give advice on treatment modalities used to support soft tissue repair at each stage of
injury. In addition you will explore a wide range of patho-physiology and acquire a deeper
understanding of anatomy and physiology through the practical application of the newly
acquired objective tests.
Theory, Practical attendance & assessment: 16 days
Coursework: Home study and portfolio of evidence containing questions and assignment work
Written Exam: 1 Anatomy & Physiology paper
USP41 Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
USP42 Principles of health and fitness
USP43 Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction
USP44 Professional practice in sports massage
USP45 Sports massage treatments
USP46 Conducting subjective and objective assessment
USP47 Provide sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injury
USP48 Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair
The home study can be started at anytime. Training material available on our online portal. You will be able to log into your account to access the theory.
Self-paced home study can be started at anytime and covers
GLH (Guided Learning Hours): 353. (GLH incl’s. practical, coursework, case studies,
assessments, written exams)
Group training = No, students will work on each other.
One to one training = Yes, you will be required to bring a model along to the practical
training to practice your routine on.
Case studies = Yes, you will be required to work on models for your case studies.
6 pre, 6 post and 6 maintenance sports massages & 12 injuries
The VTCT (Vocational Training & Charitable Trust
|Our students have been offered an amazing opportunity to apply as a volunteer at North Devon Hospice to offer treatments to carers and staff to complete their case studies.
The application is subject to interview & recruitment process.Click here for more details
Self-Employed / employed sports massage therapist working from home, salon, Spa or Mobile.
You will need to purchase your own products and equipment in order to carry out your case studies and practice your skills. We also recommend you purchase a text book to support your learning, a recommended reading list is available in the training pack
Book List – The trail guide to the body by Andrew Biel
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A VRQ – VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF) & VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage
This qualification is mapped to the relevant NOS (National Occupational Standards), where applicable. This qualification is accredited on the qualifications and credit framework (QCF). This qualification is a VRQ (Vocationally Related Qualification.)
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Jason is a fully qualified holistic therapist, Sports Therapist and teacher. He has many therapies ‘under his belt’ and is very passionate about his work. He comes from a martial art background of 33 years and is the holder of 4 Black belts. And loves adventure and enjoying life. He recently had to give up Teaching martial arts through an Injury, and restarted his holistic Massage path from years ago, Like all our tutors he believes that all our students should have the best training available, and with his background of Martial arts he is dedicated in doing this.
Jason is qualified in and teaches the following therapies:
Level 3 Sports Masssage
Level 4 Sports Therapy
Level 3 Invigilating Exams
Level 3 Nutrition and Diet
Level 3 Education and Training
Level 3 Beauty Therapy Studies
Level 3 Beauty Therapy General (body/Face Electrics, Body/Face Massage, electrical epilation)
Level 3 Swedish Massage
Level 3 Hot Stones
Level 3 Personal Training
Level 3 Assessor
Level 3 Complementary Therapies
Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work
Level 4 IQA
Preventing Injuries in Sports
Taping and Strapping
Thermal Auricular Therapy
Indian Head Massage
Makeup Treatment (Body Art, Photographic and Media, Airbrush, Camouflage,SFX)
Providing Therapies With Cancer and Other Life Limiting Conditions
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Being a martial arts practitioner for over 34 years and an Instructor for 13 years holding 3 Black Belts in 3 disciplines, it is nice to actually help treat people rather than teaching someone to defend, or fight.
“ I love teaching, and seeing whether its a fresh student or experienced one, learning new techniques and progressing their knowledge in helping others.'
StartPractical Training Days - Attendance required
PreviewModule 1 - Introduction
StartModule 2 - Preparing your portfolio
StartModule 3 - VTCT Assessment log book
StartModule 4 - To do list
StartModule 5 - Knowledge questions (Coursework)
StartModule 6 - Training Resources
StartModule 7 - Revision for written exams
StartModule 8 - Assessments