This part-time course aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for a career as a sports massage therapist, either employed or self-employed. On completion, you will obtain the qualification required to gain insurance to practise as a sports massage therapist.
You will study in a class-based and practical setting, with the expectation that a further 50% of practice and study is done in your own time. There will be a four-week assessment block at the end of the course.
Courses are planned to start in:
Bespoke courses are available. Contact us to discuss course dates and how to apply. Adult learner loans are available to cover the course fees of this programme.
To study at this level, learners will benefit from having:
The qualification comprises all the elements needed to work effectively and efficiently as a sports massage therapist. These include anatomy and physiology, professional practice, an understanding of the principles of health and fitness, and how to provide sports massage treatments.
Learners will be assessed through a range of methods including:
You may wish to purchase your own massage equipment, fold-away beds and oils in order to practise. This is not, however, a requirement of the course as you will have access to this equipment while you study.
An adult learner loan can be taken out to cover the course fees. For more information on adult learner loans, please contact us for details.
Learners who complete this qualification will be able to gain employment and obtain insurance to work as a sports massage therapist.
You can also consider progression to a:
* Please note that the Sports Massage Diploma is a technical certificate and has no UCAS points allocated against it.
Sports enthusiast Beth Wood is weighing up study options and a potential career thanks to her college course and work placement.The seventeen-year-old Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development student has completed the first year of her course with the offer of an apprenticeship.On work experience, as part of the course, she so impressed bosses at children' coaching company First Grade Sports that they first gave her a job teaching children in holidays and half terms.Now they have now gone one step further and offered an apprenticeship.Beth is also considering whether to go on to higher education at Derby College or whether to experience university life.
She said: "Without the college I wouldn't have got the chance of my work experience, or my job, or the offer an apprenticeship. My work experience helped me to understand how to teach different ages and abilities. It also helped improve my confidence, helping me feel comfortable in my own ability and knowledge."