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Level: 4

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks:

Hours: 3.00

Start: 23/09/2019

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.

 

A minimum of four candidates are required for this course to run.

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 Broomfield Hall Campus

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I didn't get the GCSEs I needed to go to sixth form, which is a blessing because it meant I went to college.

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