Sports Massage VTCT Level 4

practical attendance course

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Course available at the venue below:

Course Dates:

(7 days)

Bideford, Devon

(7 practical attendance days –

all dates must be attended)

October '22 - Wed 12th (Induction - via zoom)

November '22 - Tues 1st, Tues 8th

December '22 - Tues 6th

January '23 - Tues 3rd, Tues 17th, Tues 24th

February '23 - Tues 7th

+ monthly live zoom video coursework support lessons (dates tbc)

Entry level:

You must hold a level 3 Sports massage qualification.


Optional - Infection Prevention (Covid-19) for complementary therapies & sports massage VTCT Level 2


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
energy techniques.
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.

Course format:

Blended learning - Theory, Practical attendance & assessment: 7 practical days with online theory and live video tuition

Coursework: Home study and portfolio of evidence containing questions and assignment work

Training material is accessed through our online portal

Course content:

USP46 Conducting subjective and objective assessment
USP47 Provide sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injury
USP48 Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair

Start time:

The home study can be started at anytime through our online portal


7 days + online theory & tuition


Self-paced home study can be started at anytime and covers GLH (Guided Learning Hours): 128. (GLH incl’s. practical, coursework, case studies, assessments)

Model Required?

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.

Case studies:

You will need to provide sufficient evidence to cover the range criteria

Exam board:

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

Career Opportunities:

Self-Employed / employed sports massage therapist working from home, salon, Spa or Mobile.

Additional Costs:

You will need to purchase your own products and equipment in order to carry out your case studies and practice your skills.

We recommend you purchase a text book to support your learning, See our reading list by signing up to our FREE student and therapists resources section -

Qualification gained:

A VRQ – VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF)

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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Payment Options

If you prefer to pay by bank transfer, PayPal or PayPal credit, here are the details

Please note, if you choose either of these methods, your booking will be processed manually, and can take up to 24 hours to receive access to your training pack.

Your Instructor

Jason Ashton
Jason Ashton

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

Deep Tissue

Warm Bamboo

Chinese Massage

Pregnancy Massage

Preventing Injuries in Sports

Taping and Strapping

Thermal Auricular Therapy


Indian Head Massage

Makeup Treatment (Body Art, Photographic and Media, Airbrush, Camouflage,SFX)

Spray Tanning

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.'

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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