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LEVEL 3 AND 4 SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY

We now offer a L3 and L4 combined to match the highest standards in the industry. VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy enables learners to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge to provide Sports Massage Therapy to the general public, and saves money on booking the courses independently.

 

     

COURSE OVERVIEW 

The main aim of the VTCT Level 3 and 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is to enable learners to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge to provide Sports Massage Therapy to the general public, gain employment within the sport and fitness industry and to enrich practitioners’ understanding of advanced anatomical, physiological and pathological principles relevant to the application of Sports Massage. It includes roles such as restorative and corrective massage using a range of basic and advanced techniques.  Practitioners will also learn how to plan and evaluate Sports Massage treatments to inform the provision of future treatments.

 

Aimed at students that would like to obtain straight away a Level 4 qualification and do not have any relevant qualifications. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

  • None

COURSE CONTENT

Using a combination of online learning and practical training we will be covering:​

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  • Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Massage

  • Principles of health and fitness

  • Understanding the principles of soft tissue dysfunction

  • Professional practice in sports massage

  • Sports massage treatments

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Sports Massage consultations

  • Postural and ROM Assessments

  • Sports Maintenance Massage

  • Pre, Post, and Inter-event Massage

  • Static Stretching 

  • Myofascial Release*

  • Postural Realignment*

  • Trigger Point Therapy*

  • Soft Tissue Release

  • Soft Tissue Mobilisations*

  • Muscle Energy Techniques

  • PNF

  • Orthopaedic Clinical Assessments

  • Hot and Cold Therapy

  • Sports Injuries and Soft Tissue Dysfunction

  • Infection Prevention (Covid-19)

 

*  Unique to AHG

QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED  

 

  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

  • AHG Level 4 Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy

  • TQUK Level 4 Award in Understanding Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology

  • VTCT Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention for Sports Massage

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UPCOMING DATES 

weekday Mar

5th - 6th February

[access course]

plus following dates:

7th to 11th March;
4th to 8th April;
16th to 18th May

 
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weekend Mar

5th - 6th February

[access course]

plus following dates:

12th - 13th March;

23rd - 24th April;

21st - 22nd May;

25th - 26th June;

23rd - 24th July;

20th - 21st August;

17th September

 
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WEEKEND AUGUST

COURSE FEE

 

MANCHESTER VENUE

DURATION & YOUR COMMITMENT

The Level 3/4 course consists of 17 days in class.  In addition  2 additional days will be required for skills consolidation and the VTCT exam which can only be booked once all the home study and case studies have been completed. 

 

In addition to this you will be required to:

  • attend approximately 60 hours of online Zoom theory lessons* 

  • obtain 100 hours of case studies (many of which  completed in our student clinic)

  • Approximately 350 hours of home study on our online learning platform (including theory assignments)  

Total Qualification Time: 670 hours

 

*We have a flexible online schedule to support our learners.  

FINANCIAL INVESTMENT 

As a private training provider we do not receive government funding.  We also do not accept Advanced Learner Loans. 

 

Weekdays Mar ( incl. access course dates)

  • £1895.00 payable in 3 monthly payments of £598.33

  • Pay in full for 10% discount [£1705.50]

Weekends Mar ( incl. access course dates)

  • £1895.00 payable in 5 monthly payments of £379.00

  • Pay in full for 10% discount [£1705.50]