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Level: 4

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Weeks: 24

Hours: 3.00

Start: 04/10/2018

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

Tuition (£): 724.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 724.00****

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 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.

You will be offered the opportunity to study a first aid qualification at a discount price, which is recommended for anyone wishing to practise in this line of work.

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

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* 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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Rosie Sharp

Rosie Sharp

College powers weight trainer Rosie’s gym career forward

Fitness apprentice Rosie Sharp said Derby College is "100 percent" behind turning her passion for gym training into a new career.
Rosie, 20, decided against going on to further studies after taking philosophy, psychology and law at A-level.
Instead she worked in sales at a sports magazine but eventually found the job was not really for her.
But Rosie has been keen on weight training from the age of 17, and when she found an apprentice job advertised online at B Physical in Ashbourne, she decided to go for it.
Despite having no directly relevant qualifications she managed to demonstrate her commitment to the gym environment and landed the role.
Rosie said she wasn't sporty at all at school and her mum just said "really...?", when she told her she was going to work in her a gym.
She said the college and B Physical worked closely together. She was visited once a week as part of her course.
Rosie has now passed Level 2 Personal Training and is considering going on to Level 3.
In addition, she said she had also taken a sports massage distance learning course and may take her career in that direction.

Derby College has been 100 per cent important for my career because without the qualification I couldn't do what I'm doing – I had no fitness qualifications before I came here.

The college and gym work well together, and it was all relevant to what I needed to learn. It's been really good.


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