VTCT Sports Massage Therapy Diploma (Level 3)

VTCT Sports Massage Therapy Diploma (Level 3)

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VTCT Sports Massage Therapy Diploma (Level 3)

The VTCT Level 3 Dilpoma in Sports Massage Therapy course 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.

On completion of the course you will be able to work safely and effectively on dysfunctional tissue in a range of contexts including: pre-event, post event, intra-event and for maintenance purposes.

Learners who complete this qualification will be able to gain employment and obtain insurance to work as a Sports Massage Therapist.

Start Date: 17/09/2019 or 19/02/2020


Duration 18 weeks starting in September or February
Study mode Part Time
Start date Various
Campus Printworks Campus
Course code 74918-01
Fee £2,225 plus exam fee of £100. 24+ Loans Available

What You Learn/Units

There are five units on this course. Learners will need to study at home as part of this course to gain the knowledge elements of the units as class contact time will focus on the application of this knowledge theoretically and practically. The home study will be supported by online resource materials and in class notes.

All 5 units are mandatory to pass the qualification.

  • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  • Principles of health and fitness
  • Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction
  • Professional practice in sports massage
  • Sports massage treatments


How You Will Be Assessed

The course is assessed by an externally set multiple choice exam, practical assessment and completion of a portfolio.

To support the learners on this course there will be extensive online resources to support learning. Students will also be able to complete all course work online.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites for learners wishing to embark on the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF). All applicants will be interviewed prior to enrolment. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in sport massage and a commitment to completing this as an evening class.

What’s Next

On completion of the course, learners will be able to gain employment and obtain insurance to work as a sports massage therapist.

Students could also progress onto one of the following courses:

  • Level 4 Certificate in Sports massage therapy (QCF)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym-based exercise)

Further Info

Campus - Printworks Campus Time – 5.30-9pm Day – Tuesday & Thursday

Start dates are in February or September. Contact us.

Fee – Up to £2225 plus exam fee of £100. 24+ Loans Available

Campus Locations

Printworks Campus

Hunslet Road
West Yorkshire
LS10 1JY
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.7 MilesWebsite