Corona-virus and training
at Sports Therapy UK

12th June 2020.

We are pleased to update our position with the following information in relation to conforming with government guidelines towards limiting the spread of Covid19. Since the end of March 2020 we have postponed several practical training courses and contacted all affected students directly. We are now preparing to recommence practical training for our courses from the start of July 2020, and dates for these may be found on our website. These changes are subject to further change in relation to government directives.

During the current period, we will continue offering blended learning to our students, as well as some new online 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 and we are look forward to seeing many of you again from July 2020 onwards.

Information for new students

If you are thinking of studying with us, please see all courses on our website. Many have been rescheduled since the lockdown and all those currently showing on our Course Dates webpage are available for you to enjoy from July 2020 onwards.

We still have some courses such as First Aid that may be completed online and these comprise 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.

All students attending practical training with us in the future will be required to conform with our Working Practise Covid-19 Policy which has been implemented utilising all practicable steps to safeguard the well-being of all our students and staff, as well as preventing the spread of the virus. This Policy and Self-Declaration form will be made available to students shortly before attending our practical training.

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 have contacted all course groups where practical training has been postponed, notifying them of new dates to restart courses and help a progression towards a successful outcome for each student.

Additional practise and revision training days to help review and hone all skills prior to resuming your practical training have been scheduled.

Contacting Sports Therapy UK

As we are continuing to work from different locations for the time being, 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


Sports Therapy UK Covid-19 Safeguarding Policy

View our Working Policy Document

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       
2020  Aug 7th        
2020 Sept 4th        
4 Weekends - (see course webpage)   
L3 Sports Massage
Weekends  WE 1 WE 2 WE 3 WE 4  
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 12-13 Jan 9-10 (2021) Feb 6-7  
5 Days Intensive + 3 Days - (see course webpage)
L3 Sports Massage
   Part A Part B      
2020 Jul 20-24 Oct 14-16 (Weekday only)   FULL COURSE
   London Marathon Oct 4      
2020 Aug 3-7 Nov 16-18 (Weekday Only)    
2020 Aug 17-21 Nov 20-22  FULL COURSE  
2020 Sept 7-11 Dec 9-11 (Weekday only)     
2020 Oct 26-30 Jan 22-24 (2021)      
2020 Dec 14-18 Mar 10-12 (2021) (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 Apr 27-30 Jun 15-18 Aug 3-4 Aug 5  
2020 Aug 8-11 Oct 17-20 Dec 5-6 Dec 7  
2020 Nov 23-26 Jan 11-14 (2021) Mar 15-16 Mar 17  
Study Day - for L3 & L4 Sports Massage students      
2020 See Level 3 above for all L4 Study Days       


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
 Jul 19  Full Level 5 Enrolment Date (5 Modules)
 July 25-27  Neuro-Spinal Assessment & Treatment
 Aug 8-9  Gait Analysis
 Aug 17  Full Level 5 Enrolment Date (5 Modules)
 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 
 July 4-6  Injury Rehabilitation & Exercise Therapy
 July 19  Full Higher Diploma Enrolment Date (7 Modules)
 Aug 17  Full Higher Diploma Enrolment Date (7 Modules)
 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


July  4-6 Injury Rehabiliation and Exercise Therapy        
   11-12 Dry Needling I  Postponed to September       
   15-16 Back Rehabilitation        
   25-27 Neuro-Spinal Assessment & Treatment        
 Aug  3 First Aid in Sport & Exercise        
   8-9 Gait Analysis        
   22-23 Myofascial Release        
Sept  26-27 Sports Injury Assessment - Lower Body        
   12-13 Dry Needling I  Full Course      
   14-16 Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling (Mod II)  Full Course      
Oct  4 London Marathon        
   24-25 Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques        
Nov  16-17 Dry Needling I        
   18-19 Dry Needling I        
   28-31 Injury Rehabilitation & Exercise Therapy        
Jan (2021)   18-20 Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Mod II         

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

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.