Sports Massage

VTCT Diploma in Sports Massage level 3

Location: Rainham 113 High Street, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 8AA

Course length: 16 weeks

1 day per week

Course requirements:

You must have at least one of the following:

Course Information

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.


*19+ Advanced Learning Loan is available to cover fees (£2225)
*16-18 learners will be fully funded*

*subject to eligibility

For more information or to book an interview, please call 01322 275807 or email