Level 5 VTCT Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

In St Helens

£ 995 VAT inc.


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  • Level


  • Location

    St helens

  • Class hours


  • Duration

    6 Months

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The Level 5 VTCT Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF) has been designed to provide experienced practitioners currently working in sport and active leisure, with the requisite understanding and complex skills and techniques to work as an advanced sports massage practitioner.

Please note, we are one of only a handful of institutions in the UK offering this qualification so please apply early in order to secure your place on the course.




St Helens (Merseyside)
St Helens College Water Street St Helens, WA10 1PP


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  • Massage
  • Massage Therapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Soft tissue
  • Neurological
  • biomechanical
  • Massage
  • Practitioners
  • Complex massage
  • Muscular
  • Clinical reasoning

Course programme

Throughout this qualification, you will develop an advanced understanding of the biological basis for complex massage/soft tissue methods and the impact of nutrition and hydration on the effects of treatment. The effectiveness of complex massage/soft tissue methods will also be evaluated, as will research undertaken on the use of these methods in sport and active leisure.

You will develop the understanding and skills required to carry out and analyse comprehensive subjective assessments of clients. You will undertake detailed biomechanical assessments, test and analyse the integrity of the muscular and neurological systems and develop complex treatment strategies based on sound clinical reasoning and evidence-based research. You will also develop the understanding and skills to prepare, apply and evaluate a range of complex sports massage/soft tissue methods to prevent and manage injuries.

Practically you will carry out sports massage using a range of complex techniques, to include myofascial, positional release, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), and active isolated stretching. You will explore the concept of evidence-based practice, understand the importance of evidence-based practice in sport and be able critically to appraise research undertaken on the use of sports massage and be able to draw conclusions.

Level 5 VTCT Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

£ 995 VAT inc.