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


Taping for Sport

 Kinesiology and Pre-Competition


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Kinesiology & Pre-competition Taping


This course is divided into two parts comprising 1 day for kinesio-taping and 1 day for pre-competition taping. The training is highly practical whilst also examining the research and principles of taping safely. Much of your time on this course will be spent honing your skills in each of the areas. For therapists working at sports clubs and in a clinical setting, this is an essential skill for your players and clients.

This course forms a compulsory Module towards our Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy, or may be taken as CPD

Includes FREE Starter Taping Kit


Pre-competition Taping 


The principles of taping safely whilst providing adequate support to joints, enabling athletes to return to sport sooner is a valuable skill for your players. We scrutinise the latest materials and research, plus provide you with an abundance of practical training so that you can enhance your expertise and tape joints both ethically and professionally.


Kinesiology Taping 


First developed by Japanese chiropractor and acupuncturist Dr Kenzo Kase in 1979, this form of rehabiltative taping has become much more popular over the last decade. It may be applied to athletes to help prevent injury, add stability to a specific area and improve performance. 



> Entry Requirements

This course is ideal for coaches, trainers, nurses, sports massage practitioners and sports therapists. Although there are no entry requirements, some knowledge of joint function and anatomy will be beneficial and a pre-study pack will be provided to help.

> Course Fees

The fee is £317 including V.A.T. at the current rate, and you may claim 16 credits for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).


You may attend this course as part of our Higher Diploma, or for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). If you are attending the course as CPD (16 credits), you will be required to pay the full course fee when applying.

There are 7 modules combining to form our Sports Therapy Award, plus a Clinical Assessment – for details and all course fees, please see our Sports Therapy Award.


> Loyalty & Other Discounts

If you are already a student of our full Level 3 Certificate Course, or our Level 4 Diploma course you will be entitled to a discount of 25% as part of our Customer Loyalty Discount Scheme and a further discount if you select to do all modules on our Higher Diploma course. 

Please contact us for discount terms for booking more than one person and note that you may use only one available discount for each course.

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> Next Taping Course:


HERTFORDSHIRE  - BeActive Clinic, Hertford.


see Course Calendar for all Modular dates



What our students say about this course:


"Jade was fantastic on day one. Very friendly and easy going but knows her stuff and very informative."

"It was great to finally meet you on day two.  Dave has spoken highly of you for sometime now hence me having no hesitation to pay for a course with you and my expectations were met, thank you." - Dawn B

"I found the strapping and taping course a thoroughly interesting and informative experience. It has certainly developed my knowledge and understanding of the necessity for strapping and taping coupled with enhanced knowledge of sports injuries and the link to massage/therapy. I would recommend this course to anyone who works alongside teams/sports individuals and who has an aspiration to work in the practical sports industry." - Deborah S


> Course Syllabus


The training will comprise a heavy emphasis on practical work with demonstrations for taping techniques on all major joints of the body.

Students will enjoy extensive tuition and oppoprtunities to practise. The syllabus includes:

Pre-competition Strapping & Taping (1 Day)

  • Types of tape and application
  • Contra-indications for taping
  • Application to all major joints
  • Integration with Rehabilitation


Kinesiology Taping (1 Day)

  • Types of tape and supporting research
  • Indications for taping
  • Application to all major areas

Course includes handouts, and use of all practice materials and

FREE Starter Taping Kit. For a video preview of the course please click below.

Video - Ankle Taping Demonstration

You will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance upon completing this 2 Day Course.

> Course Structure


The course will start with instruction on all types of taping materials, their properties, when they should be used, how they must be applied, the benefits, and limitations. We will also highlight situations when it is not advisable to tape.

The rest of the training time will comprise of demonstrations and plenty of practise time to hone and perfect your skills on all major joints. A Course Hadnbook will be provided as part of the course.



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> Ready to Enrol?


Please complete the online booking form whereupon we will confirm receipt and your place on the course.

Course Fees


> £317.00

All Course Dates


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