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Level 3 Diploma in

Sports Massage


This course will enable learners to work as a qualified sports massage therapist either in a clinical setting or as an individual on a self employed basis, the beauty of this course is, it is possible for the learner to have earned the cost of the course through actual earnings because as the course progresses and your skills develop, you will charge your clients whilst practicing and building up your own client base.

It is a mixture of home study, classroom theory and practical sessions which will develop your skills and knowledge, the course takes approximately 9 months depending on previous qualifications attained, you will visit our centre once every 3 weeks (subject to change based on availability), usually on a Saturday which then anables you to have three weeks in which to develop the skills just learn't through practical practice with your own clients.

Whilst on the course you will be working with your peer's or real clients supplied by the centre who are currently under treatment so you, the learner get to feel the kinds of issues which you will experience for yourself once qualified and be able to deal with these issues, giving you an unriveled education by any other provider as it has within its delivery some level 4 elements to ensure you are capable of dealing with what actually walks through your own door (although only certificated to level 3).

It is delivered with a maximum of 4 students so the learners experience whilst at our centre is focused on quality delivery enabling the learner to develop to their full potential.

Cost - £1400

All materials, including manuals, clients for practicals will be supplied by the centre.

Additional materials required will be a massage bed and some oils for home practice, and access to power-point 97-2003 as a minimum for home learning.

Please note that we do not get government funding and the course is a full cost course


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Entry Requirements

This qualification is open to all.
There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and Learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2 & 3 respectively.

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Qualification structure and credit value

The learner must achieve all five mandatory units. The total credit value is 37

  1. Anatomy and physiology for sports massage (J/506/7220, credit value = 10)
  2. Principles of health and fitness (R/506/7222, credit value = 3)
  3. Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction (Y/506/7223, credit value = 3)
  4. Professional practice in sports massage (D/506/7224, credit value = 5)
  5. Sports massage treatments (T/506/7228, credit value = 16


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Methods of Assessment
  • Coursework (Formative)
  • Portfolio of Evidence (all units)
  • Practical Demonstration / Assignment (Units 6, 7 & 8 - Summative)
  • Multiple Choice Examination (Units 1, 2 & 3)


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  • Clinical setting
  • Self Employed
  • Level 4 Remedial Massage
    Please note that we do not get government funding and the course is a full cost course


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