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Level: N/A

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Weeks: 12

Hours: 3.00

Start: Various Dates (Please press the Book Now Button to View Dates)

Days / Times: Wednesday 18:00 to 21:00

Tuition (£): 450.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

A Level 3 sports massage therapist’s role includes planning, providing and evaluating sports massage treatments. Treatments can be carried out for pre-, post- and inter-event, maintenance and restorative purposes, using a range of basic massage techniques. 
 
This course introduces you to Sports Massage Therapy. It will help you to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for a career as a sports massage therapist, either employed or self-employed. It will also prepare you for undertaking a full Level 3 Massage qualification.

Entry requirements

You need:

  • English and maths skills suitable for this level of study
  • Good customer service and communication skills
  • Excellent personal hygiene, appearance and professional demeanour

Course Content

You will cover elements of the following topic areas:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Principles of health and fitness
  • Professional practice
  • The principles of soft tissue dysfunction
  • Fundamentals of sports massage treatments

How will I be assessed?

This course will have no formal assessments. However, your knowledge and techniques will be reviewed through in-class questioning and observation.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You may wish to purchase your own massage equipment, fold-away beds and oils in order to practise. This is not, however, a requirement of the course.

What can I do after this course?

Learners who complete this qualification should consider progression to the:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy.

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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Beth Wood

Beth Wood

Career options kick off for sports student Beth

Sports enthusiast Beth Wood is weighing up study options and a potential career thanks to her college course and work placement.The seventeen-year-old Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development student has completed the first year of her course with the offer of an apprenticeship.On work experience, as part of the course, she so impressed bosses at children' coaching company First Grade Sports that they first gave her a job teaching children in holidays and half terms.Now they have now gone one step further and offered an apprenticeship.Beth is also considering whether to go on to higher education at Derby College or whether to experience university life.

She said: "Without the college I wouldn't have got the chance of my work experience, or my job, or the offer an apprenticeship. My work experience helped me to understand how to teach different ages and abilities. It also helped improve my confidence, helping me feel comfortable in my own ability and knowledge."

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