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Sports Massage - NVQ Level 3

Qualification: NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage
Prerequisites: Level 2 or equivalent
Locations: Kent,Essex
Price (excl. VAT): £1200
Deposit Option: £200
Duration: 12 weeks
Class Size: 4 to 8 (site dependent)
Kit: (excl. VAT)
Description: Level 3 Sports Massage therapy has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as a sports massage practitioner.


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The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage therapy has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work in an unsupervised capacity as a sports massage practitioner, with non-pathological (no-injured) tissue.

In this qualification learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of the theory underpinning the practice of sports massage therapy, including functional anatomy and physiology, nutrition, classification of sports injuries and the stages of healing. It will also provide learners with the understanding, skills and techniques to plan, prepare and apply a range of sports massage methods to uninjured clients. Learners will also develop skills to evaluate massage strategies and methods to inform on future practice.

What is covered

  • Functional anatomy, physiology and nutrition for sports therapies
  • Applying sports massage methods to non-pathological tissue
  • Theory covering massage and basic treatment of sports injuries

What are the entry requirements?

A massage qualification is required prior to attending this course

What qualifications will I get?

VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage

How will I be assessed?

  • Continuous assessment in practical and verbal questions
  • Internal assignments
  • External assignments
  • Portfolio building

What does the course involve?

The Level 3 Certificate will comprise of two mandatory units:· Unit 1 - Functional anatomy, physiology and nutrition for sports therapies· The purpose of this unit is to provide candidates’ with an understanding of the anatomy, physiology and nutrition specifically relevant to work as a therapist or practitioner in sport and active leisure.· Unit 2 - Applying sports massage methods to non-pathological (non-injured) tissue· The purpose of this unit is to provide candidates with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills to plan, prepare, apply and evaluate a range of sports massage methods.

What topics will I be covering?

The course will involve learning through theoretical means and practical application, discussion groups, group activities, individual research and presentations with regular written assessments to check progress. Home study will be required, plus the completion of case studies to facilitate the completion of a portfolio. Assessment for unit 1 will be by portfolio of evidence and multiple choice paper, assessment for Unit 2 will be by portfolio of evidence and practical observations of the candidate planning, applying and evaluating massage methods

Method of study

  • Continuous assessment in practical and verbal questions
  • Internal assignments
  • External assignments
  • Portfolio building

How will I be assessed?

Assessment for unit 1 will be by portfolio of evidence and multiple choice paper, assessment for Unit 2 will be by portfolio of evidence and practical observations of the candidate planning, applying and evaluating massage methods

Who will assess me?

Your tutor becomes your assessor, and you may be internally verified by another member of staff.

Additional Information:

Black T-shirt and black training trousers and trainers are the required uniform for the course. Pen and paper, text book as recommended. A massage couch for practise at home


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