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VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

Dates & Booking

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Who is the course designed for?

This course is designed for learners who are looking to work in a sports environment and would like to enhance their massage skills.

This is a level 3 qualification and no pre-requisites are needed although a basic skill in body massage would be beneficial. You will also need a current Emergency First Aid at Work certificate, which can be taken alongside the sport course.

How long does it take to complete?

The course is delivered in 6 days. However, the days will be divided to ensure students enough time to complete case studies and assignments to show evidence in their portfolios.

What does the course cover?

  • Related Anatomy and Physiology
  • Professionalism
  • Health and safety
  • Subjective and objective assessment of client
  • Sports massage methods to non-pathological tissue
  • Devise sports massage strategies for clients
  • Origin and insertion of muscles
  • Palpation skills
  • Joint assessments
  • Soft tissue damage and the repair process
  • Contra-indications and contra-actions
  • Nutrition

What is the programme structure?

The course comprises of the practical aspects of sports massage and learning the correct techniques to a competent standard. Theoretical learning will also take place and students are expected to complete Assignments, case studies and work experience in their own time.

Structure Summary:

This qualification is comprised of 5 units and has a credit value of 37.

Qualification Structure:

• Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage
• Principles of Health and Fitness
• Understand the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction
• Professional Practice in Sports Massage
• Sports Massage Treatments

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the course working in the learning salon and at events in and around Salisbury. Assessment will be through observation, case studies, Assignments and written papers. You will be supported by your tutor to guide you through the course and they will also be available for post course guidance should you need it. There will be plenty of emphasis on practical massage and the opportunity to be assessed at various sporting events with a tutor present.

What qualification will I achieve?

On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy.

How much does the course cost?

£900 including assessment fee.

Non refundable deposit payments secure your place on the course. The remainder or first instalment (half the total cost of the course), must be paid before commencement of the course agreed with the centre for either tutored sessions or distance learning.


If you are interested in gaining this new qualification, please contact us for more details.

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What is VTCT?

The Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) is an awarding body offering vocational qualifications in Complementary Therapy and Bodywork. VTCT is recognized and regulated by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), and the Department of Education and Employment. VTCT is an independent examining body that offers impartiality and objectivity in its examinations. VTCT is recognised by governing bodies and insurance companies for professional liability insurance.