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Diploma, Level 3

Sports Massage

The content of this qualification is comprised of all 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 context, to include, pre-event, post event, intra-event and for maintenance purposes.

The course fees for 2020/21 are £2225. If you are aged 19 or over, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available.

The structure of the qualification is comprised of 5 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

*units may change year on year

  • Level 4 Certificate in Sports massage therapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym-based exercise)

A good level of English and Maths, some basic knowledge regarding sports massage is desirable but not essential.

All attendees are required to provide photographic identification.

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
  • Active IQ assessment guidance and evidence requirements