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Level: 4

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 18

Hours: 3.00

Start: 13/09/2021

Days / Times: Monday 18:00 to 21:00 OR Tuesday 19:00 to 21:00

Tuition (£): 811.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Adult 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 and this must be evidenced prior to starting this programme.

Courses run for 18 weeks and are scheduled for the following dates:

Monday: 13/09/21 - 31/01/22

Tuesday: 8/02/22 - 5/07/22

Adult learner loans can be applied for to cover the £811 course fees. 

A minimum of five candidates must be enrolled for this course to start.

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

  • Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair
  • Conduct subjective and objective physical assessments
  • Provide sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injury

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 scenario-based practical 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 Sport Coaching
  • Level 2 Award in Gym Instruction
  • Level 2 Award in Alcohol Awareness
  • Level 2 Award in Smoking Cessation
  • Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness
  • Level 2 Award in Understanding Nutrition, Performance and Healthy Eating

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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 Broomfield Hall Campus

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Christian Flanagan

Christian Flanagan

Former runner Christian on right track for personal training career

Training for a sport-related career was a natural step for DCG personal training student Christian Flanagan.
 
Christian, who is 19 and from Allestree, comes from a sports-loving family and has been actively involved in sport from a young age.
 
He is currently completing level 3 in sports massage at Broomfield Hall, having previously gained a level 2 certificate in gym instruction and level 3 diploma in personal training.
 
Christian has been going to the gym since he was 12, has played basketball for his county, and at 15 became the fastest 100m runner in his age group in Derbyshire, recording a time of just 10.9 seconds. Until he started college, he ran for Derby Athletic Club at Moorways.
 
Having a dad who used to play cricket semi-professionally has also been a big influence on his career choices.
 
Christian added: “I enjoy College. Our lecturers are good, I like the course content and the social side is great. I’d definitely recommend Broomfield Hall and the sports courses if you’re thinking of going into personal training.”
 
Christian had been working at a Derby gym for a year until the pandemic struck but hopes to get another job as a gym instructor when he leaves college next year.
 
Ultimately, he would like to work for himself as a personal trainer, with sports massage among the services he’ll be able to offer his own clients. 

I enjoy College. Our lecturers are good, I like the course content and the social side is great. I’d definitely recommend Broomfield Hall and the sports courses if you’re thinking of going into personal training

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