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Sports Massage Therapy ( Level 5 Certificate)

Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Course Overview

The VTCT Level 5 Certificate in Sports MassageTherapy is aimed at experienced massagetherapists who wish to develop massage skills,knowledge and understanding.This qualification will enable you to work withnon-acute recent injuries and pre-existingconditions for restorative and correctivepurposes, with focus on posture, gait,ligamentous and neural conditions.Through this qualification you will develop anin depth understanding of, and use a range ofcomplex assessment methods and complexmassage techniques. On completion of this qualification you will beable to gain employment as a Level 5 SportsMassage Practitioner using a variety of softtissue and assessment techniques. You willbe able to work with recent non-acute injuriesand pre-existing conditions. This may includeworking in clinics, for sporting teams or as amobile therapist. This may be in an employed orself-employed context.
  • Start Date
    13 Sep 2022
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Important Message

Fees must be paid at the time of enrolment, or arrangements should be put in place to pay by instalments. The full fee includes tuition, registration and examination fees (where relevant). Depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to a reduced (concessionary) fee. Reduced fees are applied to the cost of tuition only. Failure to enrol before the Awarding Body deadline may result in you incurring a late fee.

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) Level 5 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy Ref MKTD175
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 13/09/2022
    (Tue: 4:00PM-9:30PM)

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage TherapyIt is expected that you will be currently working in the area of sports massage therapy and have access to a range sports massage clients

What's Next?

Further Study

Higher Level specialist sports massage qualifications and university courses

Additional Information

Material fee of £30 also required to cover uniform and kit. You will develop the skills to conduct subjective and objective assessments, which will cover active, passive and resisted range of movements, detailed postural analysis, functional testing and special tests. You will also develop the skills to work safely and effectively on muscle and para-tendon injuries using a variety of soft tissue techniques and will be able to advise on treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair. This qualification will prepare you for employment as a sports massage practitioner working with injured clients. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of settings including; - Private health clubs and leisure centres - Sports centres and clubs - Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings. Material fee of £30 also required to cover uniform and kit.


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