BTEC Diploma in Sport and Remedial Massage (Level 5)

In Oxford

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    BTEC

  • Location

    Oxford

  • Duration

    10 Months

Description

The course teaches all the essential skills including general massage techniques, soft tissue release, muscle energy technique and neuromuscular techniques necessary to become competent at treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems ranging from common postural dysfunction to sports injuries. Level 5 provides the student with a greater understanding of the underpinning knowledge necessary to correctly apply these techniques to the patient. As part of the course students will cover postural assessment and joint assessments - both vital components in drawing up treatment plans.

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities

Location

Starts

Oxford (Oxfordshire)
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Iffley Road

Starts

On request

To take into account

• Preferably 4 GCSEs and 1 'A' level or equivalent • A basic acceptable massage qualification or a PTS Introductory Massage Certificate • An active involvement in sport, dance or exercise

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Course programme

Pulse Training Solutions is now teaching the BTEC Level 5 diploma, providing students with the skills necessary to work as autonomous practitioners. On completion of this course the student will be able to apply for full Level 4 membership of both the Sports Massage Association and the Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage.

The course teaches all the essential skills including general massage techniques, soft tissue release, muscle energy technique and neuromuscular techniques necessary to become competent at treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems ranging from common postural dysfunction to sports injuries. Level 5 provides the student with a greater understanding of the underpinning knowledge necessary to correctly apply these techniques to the patient. As part of the course students will cover postural assessment and joint assessments - both vital components in drawing up treatment plans.

At PTS we pride ourselves on offering a good tutor to student ratio with a maximum of 12 students per tutor during all practical sessions, allowing more time to spend with each student in developing the hand skills necessary to become a competent practitioner. As a small training company, the more personalized service that PTS offers allows for greater flexibility, enabling students to move between courses should this become necessary. This has proved particularly popular with military students who have found themselves unexpectedly deployed mid-course.

Introduction

Sports massage is the scientific manipulation of soft tissue for injury prevention and therapeutic purposes involving the restoration to normal functional activity of the various structures of the body. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activities and to maintain it in optimal condition. Massage can be used in the conditioning and training phases of sport: pre-, inter- and post-competition, and post travel.

PTS understands the need for properly trained practitioners and our high quality sports massage diploma reflects this need.

PTS is accredited by the Sports Massage Association and the ISRM as a training provider, and on successful completion of the course the student will be able to apply directly to the SMA or ISRM for full membership. Our course is externally validated by BTEC through the ISRM and graduating students will be awarded the BTEC Professional Diploma in Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy.

Career opportunities

Graduates from courses of this nature often go on to work in professional sport. Sports massage practitioners are now commonplace in many sports such as rugby and football. Many practitioners choose to work alongside other practitioners such as osteopaths and physiotherapists, or can work independently.

The diversity of the course will allow the practitioner to work in many areas of sport at the highest level.

Course structure

Courses are taught as weekend workshops. There are 12 of these spread over approximately 10 months running from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, at the end of which is a single examination day held on a Saturday. These workshops consist of about 25% theory and 75% practical work.

Home study and practice is required between the workshops, which are approximately one month apart. This gives students plenty of time to practice and gain real experience of the techniques before new ones are added. As the course develops, students can relate the new information and techniques with the clinical experience they have already gained. The early part of the course becomes a solid foundation for the advanced techniques and subjects covered later.

Course content

Theory (~25%)
• Anatomy and physiology
• Exercise physiology
• Contraindications
• Acute and post acute conditions
• Pathology of injury
• Posture and core stability
• Overuse syndrome
• Injury scenarios
• Diet and nutrition
• Sports psychology
• Professionalism and ethics

Practical (~75%)
• Massage techniques
• Functional anatomy
• Pre and post event massage
• Deep friction
• Neuromuscular technique
• Positional release technique
• Muscle energy technique
• Soft tissue release
• Connective tissue massage
• Remedial exercise
• Posture and core stability

Coursework

This comprises home study based around four written assignments which form part of the course assessment. One of these assignments covers basic anatomy and physiology - students who already have an adequate qualification in this subject are not required to complete this assignment. A minimum of 150 hours study is expected for the student to successfully complete the coursework. Following completion of weekend 7, students will be required to write up two case studies.

Practice

It is vitally important that students practice between the weekends. To encourage this, we will provide you with a logbook in which to record 100 practice treatments (which should equate to 100 hours), and these form part of the course assessment.

Examination and assessment

The final examination takes place in two separate sessions. It consists of one theory paper and two practical assessments, supported by 3 practical assessments taken during the course. In accordance with our equal opportunities policy, we do try to make special arrangements for people with learning difficulties wherever possible. We also try to make the exam process as low-stress as possible. We have a formal appeals procedure if a student wishes to dispute any mark they receive.

An external examiner will conduct the examination process.

Fees

2,400 GBP - this figure covers both tuition and examination fees (500 GBP deposit required).

Your deposit is refundable up to 6 weeks before the course starts, but a 100 GBP administration charge will be deducted. Deposits are non-refundable if cancellation is less than 6 weeks before the course starts.

Once the full deposit has been paid and the 6 week deadline has passed, this constitutes a contract to complete the course, and you are liable for payment of the full fees prior to commencement of the course.

Following a deposit payment of 500 GBP the balance can be paid in monthly instalments for which there is a 40 GBP administration charge.

The balance can also be paid by credit card.

Entry requirements

• Preferably 4 GCSEs and 1 'A' level or equivalent
• A basic acceptable massage qualification or a PTS Introductory Massage Certificate
• An active involvement in sport, dance or exercise

Venue

Oxford University Sports Complex (free parking)

Dates

PT14

19/20 September 2009
17/18 October 2009
7/8 November 2009
28/29 November 2009
12/13 December 2009
16/17 January 2010
13/14 February 2010
13/14 March 2010
17/18 April 2010
15/16 May 2010
5/6 June 2010
26/27 June 2010

PT15

23/24 January 2010
20/21 February 2010
20/21 March 2010
10/11 April 2010
1/2 May 2010
22/23 May 2010
12/13 June 2010
3/4 July 2010
24/25 July 2010
18/19 September 2010
2/3 October 2010
23/24 October 2010

PT16

8/9 May 2010
29/30 May 2010
19/20 June 2010
10/11 July 2010
11/12 September 2010
9/10 October 2010
30/31 October 2010
20/21 November 2010
11/12 December 2010
8/9 January 2011
29/30 January 2011
12/13 February 2011

PT17

25/26 September 2010
16/17 October 2010
13/14 November 2010
4/5 December 2010
15/16 January 2011
5/6 February 2011
26/27 February 2011
19/20 March 2011
9/10 April 2011
30 April/1 May 2011
4/5 June 2011
25/26 June 2011

Additional information

Payment options: This figure covers both tuition and examination fees (500 GBP deposit required). Your deposit is refundable up to 6 weeks before the course starts, but a 100 GBP administration charge will be deducted. Deposits are non-refundable if cancellation is less than 6 weeks before the course starts. Once the full deposit has been paid and the 6 week deadline has passed, this constitutes a contract to complete the course, and you are liable for payment of the full fees prior to commencement of the course.

BTEC Diploma in Sport and Remedial Massage (Level 5)

Price on request