Tue, 19 May | Active Health Group

Level 5 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

For holders of Level 4 Sports Massage qualifications.
Registration is Closed
Level 5 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

Time & Location

19 May 2020, 09:00 – 17:00
Active Health Group, 79 Lever Street, Manchester, UK

About the Event



The VTCT Level 5 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF) has been designed to provide experienced practitioners currently working in sport and active leisure, with the requisite understanding and complex skills and techniques to work as an advanced sports massage practitioner. You will be equipped to work with clientele ranging from recreational sport and active leisure enthusiasts to professional sports persons and elite athletes. 

Throughout this qualification, you will develop an advanced understanding of the biological basis for complex massage/soft tissue methods and the impact of nutrition and hydration on the effects of treatment. The effectiveness of complex massage/soft tissue methods will also be evaluated, as will research undertaken on the use of these methods in sport and active leisure.

You will develop the understanding and skills required to carry out and analyse comprehensive subjective assessments of clients. You will undertake detailed biomechanical assessments, test and analyse the integrity of the muscular and neurological systems and develop complex treatment strategies based on sound clinical reasoning and evidence-based research. You will also develop the understanding and skills to prepare, apply and evaluate a range of complex sports massage/soft tissue methods to prevent and manage injuries.

You will cover a range of complex client presentations and carry out advanced objective assessments (i.e. neurological testing) with competence. The purpose of including these elements is not to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to diagnose and treat clients presenting with medical pathology, but to recognise serious pathology so that immediate referral to a medical/healthcare professionals can be made.

Entry Requirement 

Level 4 Sports Massage qualification (VTCT/ITEC etc). 


The main skills you will learn are:​

  • Neurological Testing
  • Peripheral Joint Mobilisations and Articulations
  • PNF
  • Myofascial Release
  • Sports Injuries and Soft Tissue Dysfunction
  • Sports First Aid**
  • Business, Marketing & Social Media**  ** Optional Modules - free of charge   


11 in-class days, plus home study, plus 100 hours case studies. (Level 3 case studies can be used).

All dates are plus one additional final assessment day, taken upon completion of home study and case studies.


Full Price – £1095.00 interest free instalments available. (£200 deposit)

Pay in full in time of enrollment – £986.00 (10% discount for full payment).

2020 Dates  

Weekdays - SM50520:  May 19th to 22nd; June 22nd to 26th; July 21th/21st. 

  • Deposit
  • Full payment incl. discount

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