Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: SP3D6 GLH: 225 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 601/4618/7 Units: 5 Registration End Date: 31st Dec 2018
Level: 3 Minimum Credits: 37

Additional Information

Who is this qualification for?


The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy 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. This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 and 19 plus age group and is based on the the national occupational standards for massage, namely CNH1, CNH7 and CNH20.

This qualification was developed collaboratively with the following organisations; Active IQ, Central YMCA Qualifications, CIBTAC, ITEC and VTCT with input from the industry through the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and the General Council for Massage Therapies (GCMT).

What does this qualification cover?


The content of this qualification is comprised of all the required elements needed to work effectively and efficiently as a sports massage therapist. This includes anatomy and physiology, professional practice, an understanding of the principles of health and fitness and how to provide sports massage treatments. The level 3 sports massage therapist will be able to work safely and effectively on dysfunctional tissue in a range of context, to include, pre-event, post event, intra-event and for maintenance purposes.

The structure of the qualification is comprised of 5 units which are all mandatory.
- Anatomy and physiology for sports massage - USP41 - Unit ref: J/506/7220
- Principles of health and fitness - USP42 - Unit ref: R/506/7222
- Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction - USP43 - Unit ref: Y/506/7223
- Professional practice in sports massage - USP44 - Unit ref: D/506/7224
- Sports massage treatments - USP45 - Unit ref: T/506/7228

What could this qualification lead to?


Learners who complete this qualification will be able to gain employment and obtain insurance to work as a sports massage therapist.

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

Assessment
This qualification will be delivered, assessed and assured in line with the:
- CNHC code of conduct, ethics and performance
- Skills for Health's QCF assessment principles
- VTCT assessment guidance and evidence requirements

Support
- Skills for Health
- General council for massage therapy
- CHNC





Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 5 components and earn a minimum of 37 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
USP41 J/506/7220 Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage 3 10 70
USP42 R/506/7222 Principles of Health and Fitness 2 3 20
USP43 Y/506/7223 Understand the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction 3 3 15
USP44 D/506/7224 Professional Practice in Sports Massage 3 5 30
USP45 T/506/7228 Sports Massage Treatments 3 16 90

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.

Documents


*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

Centres approved to run this qualification

VTCT accredits centres to offer our qualifications, but cannot advise which centres are running particular courses at any time. Please contact the centre directly to find out if they currently offering your chosen qualification.

NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre Name Telephone Website Location
Central Bedfordshire College - Dunstable Campus 01582 477776 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Holistic Beauty Academy 07876 680133 Visit website Berkshire - Reading
City of Bristol College - Ashley Down Centre 0117 312 5000 Visit website Bristol, City of
Milton Keynes College 01908 637238 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
South Cheshire College 01270 654654 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Greenhouse Therapies 01244 637851 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
Cornwall College - Camborne Campus 01209 611611 Visit website Cornwall
Cornwall College - Saltash Campus 01752 850250 Visit website Cornwall
Cornwall College - St Austell Campus 01726 226746 Visit website Cornwall
Truro - Penwith College 01736 335000 Visit website Cornwall
Truro College 01872 267000 Visit website Cornwall
Kendal College 01539 814620 Visit website Cumbria
Professional Therapy Training 01539 592963 Visit website Cumbria
Buxton and Leek College - Buxton Campus 01298 330620 Visit website Derbyshire
Chesterfield College 01246 500500 Visit website Derbyshire
Pressure Point - Infinity 01530 812609 Visit website Derbyshire
University of Derby Buxton 01298 330631 Visit website Derbyshire
Helen Wright Training 07901 826383 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Holistic Therapies Training 01237 423006 Visit website Devon
Petroc - Barnstaple Campus 01271 338157 Visit website Devon
Petroc - Tiverton Campus 01884 235219 Visit website Devon
South Devon College 01803 540485 Visit website Devon - Torbay
New College Durham 0191 375 4000 Visit website Durham
School of Massage & Physical Performance 01323 736187 Visit website East Sussex
Sussex Coast College Hastings 01424 458395 Visit website East Sussex
Brighton Holistics 01273 672690 Visit website East Sussex - Brighton and Hove
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College 01273 667788 Visit website East Sussex - Brighton and Hove
Adult Community Learning - Brentwood 03330137602 Visit website Essex
Adult Community Learning - Colchester 01206 798488 Visit website Essex
Adult Community Learning - Witham 01376 516533 Visit website Essex
Beauty Skills Academy - Billericay 07805 170998 Visit website Essex
Hair & Beauty Skills Academy 07805 170998 Visit website Essex
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Basildon Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Southend Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Thurrock Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex - Thurrock
Hayden Health and Beauty Training Academy 0844 335 0152 Visit website Gloucestershire
II Intuitive 01594 846293 Visit website Gloucestershire
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Stroud Campus 01453 769424 Visit website Gloucestershire
Bolton College 01204 482000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Bolton
Manchester School of Massage 0161 881 7171 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Sporting Therapy 0161 236 4150 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Manchester College - Northenden Campus 0161 614 8000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
University of Salford 0161 295 5000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Salford
Tameside College 0161 908 6789 Visit website Greater Manchester - Tameside
The Full Spectrum Centre Limited 0161 711 0658 Visit website Greater Manchester - Tameside
Wigan and Leigh College 01942 761600 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
AHEd - Peter Symonds College 01962 886166 Visit website Hampshire
Eastleigh College 023 8091 1028 Visit website Hampshire
Havant & South Downs College 023 9279 7995 Visit website Hampshire
Totton College 023 8087 4874 Visit website Hampshire
Lipstick Powder & Paint 023 8194 2429 Visit website Hampshire - Southampton
Herefordshire and Ludlow College 01432 365235 Visit website Herefordshire
Oaklands College 01727 737000 Visit website Hertfordshire
Sports Therapy UK 01438 718755 Visit website Hertfordshire
Allen & Walden Kent College of Beauty Therapy 01474 353536 Visit website Kent
East Kent College - Folkestone 01303 858216 Visit website Kent
Reynolds Training Academy 01322 275807 Visit website Kent
The Folkestone Academy 01303 842400 Visit website Kent
The Towers School and 6th Form Centre 01233 653531 Visit website Kent
Accrington and Rossendale College 01254 389933 Visit website Lancashire
Burnley College 01282 733373 Visit website Lancashire
Heysham High School 01524 416830 Visit website Lancashire
Preston Therapy Centre 07796 297071 Visit website Lancashire
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
University of Central Lancashire 01772 895489 Visit website Lancashire
West Lancashire College 01695 52300 Visit website Lancashire
Blackpool and the Fylde College - Bispham Campus 01253 504625 Visit website Lancashire - Blackpool
Loughborough College 01509 215831 Visit website Leicestershire
Grantham College 01476 400226 Visit website Lincolnshire
Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education 01472 311222 Visit website Lincolnshire - North East Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Beauty Therapy and Make-up Academy Ltd 07745 437513 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
KSM Therapies 07931 231320 Visit website London - Bromley
Bromley College of Further & Higher Education (LSEC) - Greenwich Campus 020 8921 3434 Visit website London - Greenwich
West London College 020 7565 1200 Visit website London - Hammersmith and Fulham
London School of Massage - Harrow 020 7700 3777 Visit website London - Harrow
Handz-on-Training, Therapy & Education Ltd 01708 452752 Visit website London - Havering
Therapy Learning Centre 07956 539922 Visit website London - Havering
London School of Massage - London 020 7700 3777 Visit website London - Islington
LionHeart In The Community (LITC) 020 3397 0303 Visit website London - Lambeth
Ilford Skills Academy 020 8548 7167 Visit website London - Redbridge
Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service 020 8496 2974 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Knowsley Community College 0151 477 5850 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
The City of Liverpool College - The Learning Exchange 0151 252 3725 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
St Helens College - Town Centre Campus 01744 733766 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
Birkenhead Sixth Form College 0151 652 5575 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Wirral Metropolitan College - Conway Park Campus 0151 551 7777 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
City College Norwich 01603 773393 Visit website Norfolk
Craven College 01756 791411 Visit website North Yorkshire
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
Phoenix House Recovery Centre 01748 834148 Visit website North Yorkshire
Selby College 01757 211000 Visit website North Yorkshire
Middlesbrough College 01642 333333 Visit website North Yorkshire - Middlesbrough
Redcar and Cleveland College 01642 473132 Visit website North Yorkshire - Redcar and Cleveland
York College 01904 770200 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
Moulton College 01604 491131 Visit website Northamptonshire
Skills North East Limited 0191 250 4590 Visit website Northumberland
Pressure Point 07736 283257 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
West Park Leisure Centre 07901 826383 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
Abingdon and Witney College - Abingdon Campus 01235 216220 Visit website Oxfordshire
City of Oxford College part of Activate Learning 01865 550550 Visit website Oxfordshire
North Shropshire College - Oswestry Campus 01691 688000 Visit website Shropshire
Health Academics 01934 713625 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Weston College 01934 411411 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Balby Carr Community Academy 0845 345 1629 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
White Rose School of Health and Beauty - Doncaster 01302 367434 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
The Sheffield College 0114 260 2600 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
The Sheffield School of Health and Beauty 0114 275 0201 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
Enabling Development Opportunities Ltd - Hednesford 01543 458580 Visit website Staffordshire
Stoke on Trent College - Cauldon Campus 01782 208208 Visit website Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent
ATA Beauty - Advanced Training Academy Ltd 07572 268543 Visit website Suffolk
Lowestoft College 01502 525005 Visit website Suffolk
Omni Academy 01932 232322 Visit website Surrey
Omni Academy - AFA 0333 358 3559 Visit website Surrey
Gateshead College 0191 490 2495 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Gateshead
Tyne Metropolitan College 0191 229 5000 Visit website Tyne and Wear - North Tyneside
South Tyneside College 0191 427 3500 Visit website Tyne and Wear - South Tyneside
Leamington College, part of Warwickshire College Group 01926 318000 Visit website Warwickshire
Birmingham Metropolitan College - Sutton Coldfield Campus 0121 355 5671 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
The Academy Training Hair and Beauty Limited 024 7655 9559 Visit website West Midlands - Coventry
Halesowen College 0121 602 8025 Visit website West Midlands - Dudley
City of Wolverhampton College - Metro One Centre 01902 836000 Visit website West Midlands - Wolverhampton
City of Wolverhampton College - Wellington Road Campus 01902 821074 Visit website West Midlands - Wolverhampton
Ashwood Beauty and Holistic Academy 01274 686330 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
The White Rose School of Health and Beauty 01484 510625 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Leeds City College - The Printworks Campus 0113 284 6362 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Wakefield College - Lightwaves 01924 789800 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
The Holistic Academy 07762 845888 Visit website Wiltshire
Education, Training, Health and Online Services 07712 649091 Visit website Worcestershire
Heart of Worcestershire College - Redditch 01527 572523 Visit website Worcestershire
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
Bali BISA (Bali International Spa Academy) +62 361 281 289 Visit website Indonesia
Churchtown Institute of Beauty & Holistic Training Ltd +353 1 458 6603 Visit website Ireland
Essentials Holistic Centre +353 85 730 6332 Visit website Ireland
Gorey Institute of Beauty +353 53 943 0338 Visit website Ireland
National Sports College +353 85 800 1221 Visit website Ireland
Sports Fitness Academy +353 876288724 Visit website Ireland
University College Isle of Man 01624 648208 Visit website Isle of Man
South Eastern Regional College - Bangor Campus 028 9127 6600 Visit website Ards and North Down
Alpha Training (N.I.) Ltd 028 9041 0040 Visit website Belfast
Belfast Metropolitan College - Titanic Quarter Campus 028 9026 5269 Visit website Belfast
Uni Learning 028 9590 2890 Visit website Belfast
North West Regional College - Londonderry Campus 028 7127 8000 Visit website Derry and Strabane
South West College - Enniskillen Campus 0845 603 1881 Visit website Fermanagh and Omagh
South West College - Omagh Campus 0845 603 1881 Visit website Fermanagh and Omagh
Belfast Metropolitan College - Castlereagh Campus 028 9026 3130 Visit website Lisburn and Castlereagh
South Eastern Regional College - Lisburn Campus 028 9266 7725 Visit website Lisburn and Castlereagh
South West College - Dungannon Campus 0845 603 1881 Visit website Mid-Ulster
Academia de masaj - Kineto Didactica +40 7 40097933 Visit website Romania
Amani International Training Academy +27 11 268 2060 Visit website South Africa
Bridgend College 01656 302302 Visit website Bridgend
Cardiff and Vale College - City Centre Campus 029 2025 0450 Visit website Cardiff
Coleg Sir Gar - Graig Campus 01554 748000 Visit website Carmarthenshire
West Shires School of Complementary Health 01267 231212 Visit website Carmarthenshire
Grwp Llandrillo Menai - Coleg Llandrillo 01492 546666 Visit website Conwy
Neath Port Talbot College - Coleg Castell Nedd Port Talbot 01639 648200 Visit website Neath Port Talbot
Coleg Gwent - Newport Campus 01633 466000 Visit website Newport
Pembrokeshire College 01437 753000 Visit website Pembrokeshire
Utopia Academy 01834 860000 Visit website Pembrokeshire
NPTC Group - Brecon 0845 408 6400 Visit website Powys
LV Sports Massage 07866 511628 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Gower College Swansea 01792 284049 Visit website Swansea

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