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The VTCT level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage will provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work in an unsupervised capacity as a sports massage practitioner, with non-pathological (non injured) tissue. This will allow you to provide deep tissue massage in gyms, at events or in sports clubs.

Course details

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the theory underpinning the practice of sports massage, including functional anatomy and physiology, nutrition, classification of sports injuries and the stages of healing. The course will also provide you with the skills and techniques for planning, preparing and applying sports massage methods to uninjured clients. You will also develop skills to evaluate massage strategies and methods to inform future treatments.

Entry guidelines
    Relevant level 2 qualification at Pass or above or minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above. A satisfactory interview.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Additional Information
  • An ability to communicate one to one e.g. tutor or client and in a group as part of discussions.
  • Reading & writing - Technical language will be taught on this course. You need to produce written assignments and sit written exams.
  • Where can I progress to?

    On successful completion of this course you will be equipped to work in an unsupervised capacity throughout the sport and active leisure industry. You may also be able to progress to other VTCT qualifications such as Sports Strapping, Sports First Aid, Sports Therapy (QCF) and Level 4 Sports Massage (QCF).

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    When does this course run?

    • Starts 06th Sep 2018 - Ends 20th Jun 2019 Ref G040K001

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Fee : £1600.00

      Please note, there are no discounts for this course. If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

      The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

      Planned Timetable
      Day Times Campus
      Thursday 18:00 — 21:00 Conway Park

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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