Corona-virus and training
at Sports Therapy UK

17th April 2020.

Since the closure of all non-essential places of work on 23rd March, and the extension to this announced by the government yesterday, we have postponed several practical training courses and contacted all affected students directly. These changes are also noted on the Course Dates webpage on our website.

During this period, we will be offering blended learning including online training for parts and in some cases, all of certain courses.

We remain fully committed to ensuring you have an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience fully supported by our tutors and all staff at Sports Therapy UK.

Information for new students

If you are thinking of studying with us, please see all courses on our website. We have some that may be completed online and others that may be started via virtual learning and continued by attend our training centre when dates are available.

Our online resources include full audio presentation tutorials, comprehensive practical demonstrations on video, self-test quizzes to check your learning, plus tutor support by email, phone and conference calls.

Please note that our full Level 3 and Level 4 Sports Massage qualifications cannot be achieved via the online course alone. All students will be required to attend practical training on dates when available to complete their studies and pass all remaining assessments to achieve their qualification.

We are in close contact with our awarding body Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) and will continue to conform with their current educational criteria ensuring our students will be eligible for their chosen award upon successfully completing our course.

Information for current students

Please refer to the Announcements on your Canvas online Learner Resource where you will find up to date information of how we are helping students who are at varying stages of their training with us.

We are continuing to monitor the situation and will decide on whether to delay each course at least 2-3 weeks before they are due to run. We will only start to deliver direct contact practical training when restrictions are lifted, and it is deemed safe for us to do so.

It is our aim to provide you with resources and support to continue your journey with us including virtual learning. When our practical training starts again, we will be arranging some additional training days for practise and to help review and hone all your skills.

Contacting Sports Therapy UK

As we are now working from different locations, we encourage you to contact us by email as the preferred choice. We will reply as promptly as we can and appreciate your patience and understanding during this very difficult time. Level 3 VTCT Sports Massage Online Course Instructions


All Course Dates



Level 3:  Sports Massage



1 Day Introduction to Sports Massage(see course webpage)
Introduction to Sports Massage - now available as an Online Only Course as well
2020  This Course is now available Online       
 July 3rd         
2020  Aug 7th        
4 Weekends - (see course webpage)   
L3 Sports Massage
Weekends  WE 1 WE 2 WE 3 WE 4  
2020 May 23-24 Jun 20-21 Jul 18-19 Aug 15-16   Postponed
2020 Jul 11-12 Aug 1-2 Sept 5-6 Oct 10-11  
  London Marathon Oct 4      
2020 Sept 19-20 Oct 10-11 Nov 7-8 Dec 12-13  
2020 Nov 14-15 Dec 5-6 Jan 9-10 (2021) Feb 6-7  
5 Days Intensive + 3 Days - (see course webpage)
L3 Sports Massage
   Part A Part B      
2020 May 11-15 Aug 14-16     Postponed  
2020 Jul 20-24 Oct 14-16 (Weekday only)   FULL COURSE
   London Marathon Oct 4      
2020 Aug 17-21 Nov 20-22    
2020 Sept 7-11 Dec 9-11 (Weekday only)     
Study Day - for L3 & L4 Sports Massage students      
2020  Jul 10      
2020   Jul 27      
2020  Aug 10      

For Examination Dates please see below.

Progress to Level 4: upon successfully completing Level 3 training. 

Level 4: Sports Massage


Weekend Courses - (see course webpage)

   WE 1   WE 2  WE 3  WE 4 WE 5 Assessments  
 2020  Jan 4-5  Feb 8-9  Mar 7-8  Apr 4-5  May 9-10  May 31  
 2020  Aug 8-9  Sept 12-13  Oct 17-18  Nov 7-8  Dec 5-6  Jan 3  



Modular Courses - comprising 4 (weekday) modules + 1 Assessment Day (see course webpage)


  Mod 1 Mod 2 Mod 3 Assessments  
2020 Feb 3-6 Mar 30 - Apr 2  May 27-28 May 29  
2020 Apr 27-30 Jun 15-18 Aug 3-4 Aug 5  
2020 Oct 5-8 Nov 23-26 Jan 11-12 (2021) Jan 13  
Study Day - for L3 & L4 Sports Massage students      
2020 Mar 23 - postponed        


For Examination Dates please see below.


Progress to Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy: upon successfully completing Level 4 training.


Level 5: Sports Massage


(see course webpage)


 2020  Level 5  VTCT Sports Massage
 Jan 18-19  Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques
 Feb 22-23  Sports Injuries Lower Body
 Apr 18-19  Introduction to Gait Analysis - Postponed to August 2020: see below
 May 15-17  Neuro-Spinal Assessment & Treatment - Postponed to July 2020: see below
 July 24-26  Neuro-Spinal Assessment & Treatment
 T.B.A.  Sports Injuries Upper Body
 By Arrangement  Individual Clinical Assessment
 Jun 05  Level 5 Sports Massage Course Enrolment Deadline
 Jun 29-30  Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques - Postponed to October; see below
 July 24-26  Neuro-Spinal Assessment & Treatment
 Aug 8-9  Gait Analysis
 Sept 26-27  Sports Injury Assessment - Lower Body
 Oct 24-25  Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques
 T.B.A.  Sports Injuries Upper Body
   Individual Clinical Assessment



 2020  Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy 
 Jun 11-12  Taping for Sport - Postponed to September; see below
 July 4-6  Injury Rehabilitation & Exercise Therapy
 Sept 17-18  Taping for Sport
 Nov 28-31  Injury Rehabilitation & Exercise Therapy
 By arrangement  Clinical Assessment




Level 5 Award: These modules may be studied individually as CPD, or combined and credited towards our Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy Award.




CPD Courses


May  15-17 Neuro-Spinal Assessment & Treatment  Postponed to July 2020: see below      
   18 First Aid in Sport & Exercise  Postponed to June 2020: see below      
June  11-12 Taping for Sport  Postponed to June 2020: see below     
   22 First Aid in Sport & Exercise  Postponed:  now available as Online Course    
   29-30 Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques  Postponed to Oct 2020: see below     
July  4-6 Injury Rehabiliation and Exercise Therapy        
   11-12 Dry Needling I        
   15-16 Back Rehabilitation        
   24-26 Neuro-Spinal Assessment & Treatment        
Aug  1-2 Myofascial Release        
   3 First Aid in Sport & Exercise        
   8-9 Gait Analysis        
Sept  26-27 Sports Injury Assessment - Lower Body        
   12-13 Dry Needling I        
   14-16 Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling (Mod II)        
Oct  4 London Marathon        
   24-25 Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques        
Nov  28-31 Injury Rehabilitation & Exercise Therapy        

Examinations: Level 3 and Level 4


IMPORTANT: Please note these are for resits only. All first attempts are scheduled within their respective courses.

Exam Dates

Final Submission Date

31 May 2020 8 May 2020
26 July 2020 3 July 2020
27 October 2020 2 October 2020
24 January 2021 2 January 2021


 * Please note students may apply any time up to and including the final submission date shown.