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Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

Targeted at practitioners currently working in sport and active leisure, including osteopaths, physiotherapists and sports therapists
Course description: 

A technical qualification aimed at developing the knowledge, understanding and technical skills needed for a career as a Sports Massage Therapist, either employed or self employed, working with recent non-acute injuries and/or pre-existing conditions. It is targeted at practitioners currently working in sport and active leisure, including osteopaths, physiotherapists, sports therapists and sports massage practitioners.

The course enriches your understanding of advanced anatomical, physiological and pathological principles and develops advanced palpation skills and ability to analyse posture and range of movement.

This course is due to start in Autumn 2017 (dates TBC)

Course times: 6-9pm

Course cost: £1050

Entry requirements: 

6 GCSE A* - C. Level 3 Sports Massage Certificate or equivalent (Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy etc.) and an understanding of anatomy and physiology are both desirable but not essential.


Successfully undertake and record at least 100 of sports massage. Evidence must demonstrate application of all massage methods that make up this qualification and must be undertaken on a range of clients in different environments.

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The Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is focused on competent practitioners employing a range of advanced skills and massage techniques to prevent and manage injury in sport and active leisure. It is anticipated that upon successful completion of this programme you will be equipped to work independently or in a supervisory position as a sports massage practitioner. You will also be able to work for sports clubs, health and fitness centres or consider starting your own business.

Course fee for whole course: 
£1 050.00

This course is a full cost course which means that unfortunately there are no reductions in tuition fees if you are unemployed or in receipt of benefits. We operate a strict no refund policy and you will be liable for the entire fee, even if you withdraw from the course. Please refer to our Rules & Regulations for more information.

There may be additional cost for uniform, trips etc but please ask for further information.

You may consider the following options to help with funding:

  • 19+ Advanced Learning Loans
  • 19+ Advanced Learning Loans Bursary

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18 weeks, 6-9pm Wednesday and Thursday