Preventing Injuries in Sport and Active Leisure VTCT Level 3 course


Course available at venues below  Course Dates
Bideford, Devon


(8 days)

July 2019 – Mon 22nd, Mon 29th

August 2019 – Mon 5th

September 2019 – Mon 23rd

October 2019 – Mon 7th, Mon 28th

November 2019 – Mon 4th, Mon 18th

(please ask for additional units course dates)

Payment Options:

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Deposit – £270 payable to secure your booking and to receive your training pack via email links

Monthly payments – £125 per month for 5 months, payable by standing order ONLY


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VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Preventing Injuries in Sport and Active Leisure training course

sports therapy courses

Entry level:  

You must hold a massage qualification.


The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Preventing Injuries in Sport and Active Leisure provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as an employed and/or self-employed sports massage therapist. This qualification is based on massage National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s largest and leading professional association for sport and remedial therapists , The Federation of Holistic Therapists. This qualification is also recognised by the General Council for Soft Tissue Therapies (GCMT), the governing body for massage and soft tissue therapies that form all bodyworks and soft tissue techniques in the UK. The GCMT also represents several professional associations for massage.

Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to become a member of The Federation of Holistic Therapists and/or join any of the professional associations governed by the General Council for Soft Tissue Therapies.

This qualification has been specifically designed to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and technical skills to prepare learners for employment as a sports massage therapist.

The content of this qualification is comprised of all the required elements to work effectively as a sports massage therapist including: functional anatomy, physiology and nutrition for sports therapies; applying sports massage methods; injuries in sport; customer service, employment rights and responsibilities; understanding the active leisure and learning sector; and field based fitness testing. These units are all mandatory.

Learners will also develop their understanding and skills base by selecting a number of optional units from a range of specialist units which include: applying taping and strapping; applying hot and cold modalities; applied sport and exercise psychology; and sports nutrition. This qualification structure provides learners with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to support their chosen context within the field of sports massage.

Course format:

Theory, Practical attendance & assessment:  8 days

Coursework: Home study and portfolio of evidence containing questions and assignment work

Written Exam: 1 Written exam paper

Training material is emailed to you.

Course content:         

UV30378 Functional anatomy, physiology and nutrition for sports therapies
UV30379 Applying sports massage methods to non-pathological tissue
UV20316 Understanding employment rights and responsibilities
UV30319 Understanding the active leisure and learning sector
UV30577 Customer service in the sport and active leisure industry
UV30578 Injuries in sport
UV50581 Field-based fitness testing for sport and exercise

UV31542 Sports nutrition

Add The following optional units:

UV30555 Applying taping and strapping to support and limit specific movement in sport and active leisure (2 days)
ONLY £250

UV30570 Applying hot and cold techniques in sport and active leisure (1 day) ONLY £100

To add one or both of these optional units at the prices stated above, please state at time of booking so we can update your booking.

Start time:                                                               

The home study can be started at anytime, but please ask for course dates practical training element.


8 days (+ additional optional days, additional costs apply)


Self-paced home study can be started at anytime and covers

GLH (Guided Learning Hours): 436. (GLH incl’s. practical, coursework, case studies,

assessments) (additional 32 GLH PER optional unit booked)

Model Required?:    

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.

Case studies:                                                            

Fifty hours of sports massage must be documented in your portfolio of evidence.
Evidence must demonstrate application of all massage methods that make up this qualification and must be undertaken on a range of clients (3 or more) in different environments (at least 2).
Under all circumstances massage must only be undertaken on non-pathological (non-injured) tissue.

Exam board:                                                            

The VTCT (Vocational Training & Charitable Trust


  Our students have been offered an amazing opportunity to apply as a volunteer at North Devon Hospice to offer treatments to carers and staff to complete their case studies.
The application is subject to interview & recruitment process.Click here for more details

Career Opportunities:          

Career opportunities as a sports massage therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

– Sports injury clinics
– Sports clubs
– Leisure/fitness centres
– Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
– Osteopathy clinics
– Physiotherapy clinics
– Chiropractic clinics

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 VTCT qualification is posted to you on successful completion of the course.

Additional Costs:      

You will need to purchase your own products and equipment in order to carry out your case studies and practice your skills as well as attending your assessments.

We recommend you purchase a text book to  support your learning – Reading List 

We also have recommended products and equipment here – Equipment

Qualification gained:

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Preventing Injuries in Sport and Active Leisure

This qualification is regulated on the Regulated Qualifications Framework and has been mapped to the following NOS:
• CNH20 – Plan, apply and evaluate massage methods
This qualification is approved and supported by Skills Active, the sector skills council for active leisure and learning.


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