Sports Massage Therapy





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About the course

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF) is focused towards those seeking to gain employment as a sports massage therapist working with the general public and athletes. 

Entry Requirements

You will need to hold a level 3 qualification in massage which would include an anatomy and physiology qualification. ie L3 Swedish Massage, L3 Beauty with massage, or L3 Complementary Therapy with massage.

No interview is required as the admissions team can direct enrol you when you produce evidence of the entry requirements.

What will I do on this course?

Through this qualification you will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to competently apply sport massage methods to dysfunctional tissue and in a pre, post, intra/inter and maintenance massage context. This includes professional practice, expected standards and related legislation and legal requirements. You will develop knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology related to sports massage and the principles of health andfitness.

  • Sports massage treatments
  • Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction
  • Professional practice in sports massage
  • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  • Principles of health and fitness
Who is it for?

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF) is a technical level qualification aimed at developing the knowledge, understanding and technical skills needed for a career as a Sports Massage Therapist, either employed or self employed.

How Is this course 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 - VTCT assessment guidance and evidence requirements

You must attend 2 sporting events at the weekend for assessment, these are planned by your college tutor,

  • Assignment-based
  • Portfolio
  • Coursework
  • Tests
  • Practical
  • Folders of the work you do
  • One theory exam
What could I do next?

Learners who complete this qualification will be able to gain employment and obtain insurance to work as a sports massage therapist. Other courses you could take include:

  • Level 3 Complementary Therapy Diploma
  • Level 2 & 3 Beauty Therapy Adult Diploma
  • Level 4 Certificate in Sports massage therapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym-based exercise)
Additional cost
  • Kit £25.00 Approx
  • Materials £25.00 Approx



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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