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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

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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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Beth Wood

Beth Wood

Career options kick off for sports student Beth

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."

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