Sports massage VTCT Level 3 VRQ Diploma training course
You must hold a massage qualification.
The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF) is a technical level qualification aimed at developing the knowledge, understanding and technical skills needed for a career as a Sports Massage Therapist, either employed or self employed.
This qualification was developed collaboratively with the following organisations; Active IQ, Central YMCA Qualifications, CIBTAC, ITEC and VTCT with input from the industry through the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and the General Council for Massage Therapies (GCMT).
What does this qualification cover?
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.
Theory, Practical attendance & assessment: 1 Theory Session +2 practical sessions + 3 assessments
Coursework: Home study and portfolio of evidence containing questions and assignment work
Written Exam: 1 Anatomy & Physiology paper
Training material is emailed to you.
*** NEW COURSE FORMAT – We are now running 3, 6 & 12 month courses in this subject with optional payment plan, please ask for further details ***
USP41 Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
USP42 Principles of health and fitness
USP43 Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction
USP44 Professional practice in sports massage
USP45 Sports massage treatments
The home study can be started at anytime, but please ask for course dates practical training element.
Self-paced home study can be started at anytime and covers
GLH (Guided Learning Hours): 225. (GLH incl’s. practical, coursework, case studies,
assessments, written exams)
Group training = No, students will work on each other.
One to one training = Yes, you will be required to bring a model along to the practical
training to practice your routine on.
Case studies = Yes, you will be required to work on models for your case studies.
You will need to provide sufficient evidence to cover the range criteria
The VTCT (Vocational Training & Charitable Trust
On completion of On completion of this qualification you may choose to undertake
further study; qualifications you could progress to include an accredited diploma or a
VTCT qualification in:
- Level 4 advanced massage
- Complementary Therapies (level 3 & 4)
- Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies
- Stone Therapy Massage
- Indian Head Massage
- Baby massage instructor
- Warm bamboo massage
Self-Employed / employed sports massage therapist working from home, salon, Spa or Mobile.
Whats included in the course fee:
Training pack (PDF format & word format) A coursework tutor is assigned to you for full support throughout the course. Personalised study plan tailored to the individual students requirements. A VRQ qualification is posted to you on successful completion of the course.
You will need to purchase your own products and equipment in order to carry out your case studies and practice your skills. We also recommend you purchase a text book to support your learning, a recommended reading list is available in the training pack
Book List – The trail guide to the body by Andrew Biel
A VRQ – VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF)
This qualification is mapped to the relevant NOS (National Occupational Standards), where applicable. This qualification is accredited on the qualifications and credit framework (QCF). This qualification is a VRQ (Vocationally Related Qualification.) We have partnered with HHBTA Ltd, Glos to bring VTCT courses to our students.
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