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LEVEL 4

SPORTS MASSAGE & SOFT TISSUE THERAPY

ITEC/VTCT Level 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

 

     

COURSE OVERVIEW 

The main aim of the ITEC/VTCT Level 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.

 

To ensure our graduates are 'ahead of the game' within the Sports Massage industry, we go above and beyond the normal Sports Massage syllabus and include a wider range of myofascial and soft tissue techniques.   

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

  • Level 3 Sports Massage qualification

If you do not have a level 3 Sports Massage qualification, you can book both together, please click here for full details.

You will also need to complete VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage.  We offer this as an online course.

SCOPE OF QUALIFICATION

At level 4, a Sports massage therapist’s role includes planning, providing and evaluating sport massage treatments. Treatments in context: sports massage can be carried out for pre, post, inter, maintenance, restorative and corrective purposes (focus on muscle and paratendon pathologies), using a range of basic and advanced massage techniques.

Scope of practice includes working on dysfunctional tissue, postural issues and on recent non-acute injuries or with pre-existing conditions. 

 

LINK TO VTCT DOCUMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS

COURSE CONTENT

The main skills you will learn are:

  • Advanced Massage Techniques

  • Soft Tissue Manipulation*

  • Soft Tissue Release

  • Trigger Point Therapy*

  • Myofascial Release*

  • Myofascial Postural Restructuring*

  • Muscle Energy Techniques

  • PNF

  • Static Stretching

  • Postural Assessments

  • Clinical Orthopedic Assessments

  • Hot and Cold Therapy

  • Sports Injuries and Soft Tissue Dysfunction

    *  Unique to AHG

QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED  

 

  • VTCT L4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

  • VTCT L2 Infection Prevention Control (if you attend this course with us)

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UPCOMING DATES

WEEKEND AUGUST

7th - 8th August;

11th -12th September;

2nd - 3rd  October;

6th - 7th November;

4th - 5th December; 22nd - 23rd January  19th February

COURSE FEE

£1395.00, payable in 7 payments of £465.00. 

Pay in full for 10% discount

 

MANCHESTER VENUE

weekday Mar

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

 
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weekend Mar

12th - 13th March;

23rd - 24th April;

21st - 22nd May;

25th - 26th June;

23rd - 24th July;

20th - 21st August;

17th September

 
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DURATION & YOUR COMMITMENT

The Level 4 course consists of 15 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 40 hours of online Zoom theory lessons* 

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

  • Approximately 300 hours of home study on our online learning platform (including theory assignments)  

Total Qualification Time: 560 hours

 

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

OTHER

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

Course fees vary and can be found below or next to the relevant course dates.  

FINANCIAL INVESTMENT 

Weekday Course November

  • £1395.00, payable in 3 payments of £465.00

  • Pay in full for 10% discount [£1255.50]

Weekend Course March

  • £1395.00, payable in 5 payments of £279.00

  • Pay in full for 10% discount [£1255.50]

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