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VTCT Level Three Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

Overview

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. This qualification is based on national occupational standards for massage.

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You will cover all of the required elements needed to work effectively and efficiently as a sports massage therapist. This includes anatomy and physiology, professional practice, an understanding of the principles of health and fitness and how to provide sports massage treatments. The level 3 sports massage therapist will be able to work safely and effectively on dysfunctional tissue in a range of contexts to include pre-event, post event, intra-event and for maintenance purposes.

The structure of the qualification is comprised of five units which are all mandatory:

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

Modules

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At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

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Teaching and learning

The courses is taught through classroom delivery and practical demonstrations. You'll practice on fellow course participants and complete home study and work packs, a work log, a practical assessment and one written assessment paper.

Entry requirements

  • Knowledge of anatomy at level 2 is desirable or a genuine interest in the subject.
  • You will need a friendly mature attitude, good communication skills and take pride in your personal appearance.
  • You must be 100% committed to the course duration.

How to apply

To book your place on the course, download and complete the booking form and return by email to coachingcourses@lsbu.ac.uk.

Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis, your place will only be confirmed on receipt of full payment and completion of the application form.

Once you have returned the booking form, you can pay by card at our online store or come into the LSBU Sports Centre to pay in person.

Fees and funding

The price of the course is £1199.

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Prepare to start

All participants will be given details about the course prior to attending, including; the time, location and course structure of the day.

 
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