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Days / Times: Tuesday 18:00 to 21:00
Tuition (£): 1250.00*
24+ Loan Amount: 1987.00****
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.
Scope of practice is restricted to working on dysfunctional tissue and excludes working on recent acute injuries or pre-existing conditions.
The Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is a technical level qualification aimed at developing the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for a career as a sports massage therapist, either employed or self-employed.
This qualification was developed collaboratively with input from the industry through the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and the General Council for Massage Therapies (GCMT).
This course is expected to run from Tuesday November 6th - 18.00-21.00 - for 24 weeks.
English and maths skills suitable for this level of study
Good customer service and communication skills
Excellent personal hygiene, appearance and professional demeanour
A flexibility to work at events and external opportunities throughout the year to aid your development.
Learners will cover:
Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
Principles of health and fitness
Professional practice in sports massage
The principles of soft tissue dysfunction
Fundamentals of sports massage treatments
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed against your skills relating to:
Assessment and screening of clients for sports massage treatments
Formulation of massage strategies in accordance with clients' requirements and expectations
Application of fundamental sports massage techniques
Evaluation of sports massage treatments
Anatomy and physiology
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 will be able to gain employment and obtain insurance to work as a sports massage therapist.
They can also consider progression to the:
Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.