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Level: 4

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Weeks: 24

Hours: 3.00

Start: 07/11/2019

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

Tuition (£): 811.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 811.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy builds on the knowledge gained on a Level 3 Sports Massage course by introducing the skills required to treat and correct common patterns of dysfunction and pre-diagnosed injuries.

All applicants should have completed a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage prior to starting this programme.

Entry requirements

You must have completed a:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage

It is also recommended that you have:

  • Good customer service and communication skills
  • Excellent personal hygiene, appearance and professional demeanour
  • English and Maths GCSE at grade C (4) or higher

Course Content

  • Understand the clinical procedures for client assessment and treatment planning
  • Conduct objective physical assessments
  • Understand the purpose of neuromuscular and tissue mobilisation techniques in sports massage - and the skills to be able to apply these techniques effectively
  • Utilise soft tissue techniques appropriate to specific clients
  • Understand treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair

How will I be assessed?

This qualification will be delivered, assessed and assured in line with:

  • The CNHC code of conduct, ethics and performance
  • Skills for Health's QCF assessment principles

A range of practical and knowledge-based assessments will be arranged, including vocational experience and observation of practice.

Assessments are carried out over a number of observations of your work with clients, plus additional worksheets and critical evaluation of your practice.

You will be expected to provide a client to work on for your assessments.

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.

This course is CIMSPA endorsed.

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What can I do after this course?

Students 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:

  • Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching
  • Level 2 Fitness and Exercise Instruction

Did you find the course information on this page useful?

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.
**** 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.

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Jess Guest

Jess Guest

Apprenticeship leads to leisure centre personal trainer job for Jess

As someone who has always been sporty, working as a personal trainer at Matlock’s Arc Leisure Centre is the ideal job for 18-year-old Jess Guest.

Jess, who first worked at Arc on a casual basis, has been taken on full-time after completing a leisure apprenticeship with Derbyshire Dales District Council. While an apprentice, she gained her level two personal training qualifications with Derby College and she is currently working towards level three.

Jess, who is from Morton, took PE at GCSE and has been involved in competitive sport since a young age. She used to swim for City Of Derby Swimming Club and trained with Olympic Gold medallist Adam Peaty, who is also a former Derby College student. As part of her apprenticeship, Jess gained experience across a range of areas including lifeguarding, swimming teaching and Reception, as well as fitness instruction.

In her role as personal trainer, she now helps people to achieve their fitness goals, as well as showing them healthy new ways to shed excess pounds and build muscle tone. Since taking up her full-time role Jess has introduced Pound – a cardiovascular workout which involves exercising to the rhythm of drumsticks.

Arc is among only a handful of centres to offer Pound in Derbyshire and Jess’s classes are very popular. Working with people of all ages and abilities, she teaches a whole range of activities, including swimming and aerobics. Jess said Derby College had been very supportive throughout her apprenticeship and beyond it.

 


Steve, my college tutor, is really good. I’m assessed on site and he’s always very helpful and happy to give me advice whenever I need it. Working hours vary in this job and I work shifts and weekends.


 

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