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.
You must have completed a:
It is recommended that you have:
This qualification will be delivered, assessed and assured in line with:
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.
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.
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:
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."