Sports Massage Training: VTCT Level 3 in Sports Massage Therapy CourseIndustry Certified • Level 3
About the course
The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is the first step of your training for a career as a Sport Massage Therapist, either employed or self-employed.
This qualification has been specifically designed for the 19 plus age group and is based on the national occupational standards for massage.
The course is part time, and allows candidates to change or enhance their career without the need to end full time employment. Training will be one day a week in college and there will be an element of home study, including research assignments and practicing practical skills.
Training will be delivered in the new £6.3 million Spa facilities, which includes sauna, steam, hydrotherapy pool and cryotherapy chamber.
The content of this qualification comprises all the required elements needed to work effectively and efficiently as a sport 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 Sport Massage Therapist will be able to work safely and effectively on dysfunctional tissue in a range of contexts, to include pre-event, post event, intra event and for maintenance purposes.
Type of LearningAdult Learning
Study ModePart Time
Location ByBurnley College
There are no official entry qualifications for this course although learners are required to have an appropriate level of fitness to carry out a sports massage and an interest in fitness and/or sport.
On this course you will be assessed practically and by producing a portfolio of evidence
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course you may progress to a Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy qualification or alternative sport, fitness and wellbeing qualifications like Level 2 Gym Instruction, Level 3 Personal Training or Level 3 Wellbeing and Holistic Therapy