Corona-virus and training
at Sports Therapy UK


18th July 2020.

Following the recent relaxation of restrictions allowing sports massage and sports therapy services to resume we are delighted to report that similarly, the practical training linked to many of our courses has also successfully restarted.

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.

If you would like to view the steps we are taking to safeguard all those who visit our training centre, please see our Sports Therapy UK Covid-19 Safeguarding Policy by following the link at the foot of this page.

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.

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 welcoming you to our training centre.



View our Working Policy Document

Level 5 Sports Massage

 

We offer flexible, affordable sports therapy courses and train our students to levels that exceeds industry benchmarks. Our friendly team are always on hand to support our students both during the course and beyond.

 

We are pleased to offer 5 modular courses which, along with a clinical case study and upon successful completion, lead to a VTCT Level 5 Sports Massage Award. These courses will help increase your range of knowledge and skills providing greater scope of treatment to your clients.

 

We also provide an option to add 2 further modules in Injury Rehabilitation and Taping for Sport so that you may attain our Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy as well. More information for both courses is shown below.

 

VTCT Level 5 Sports Massage

 

 

Our VTCT Level 5 Sports Massage Course includes 5 of our key modules which meet all learning outcomes for this award. For established Level 4 therapists this course will increase your range of knowledge and skills, in turn enhancing your expertise to support your clients. The course offers a modular and flexible approach requiring you to attend all modules over a maximum 18 month period.

 

During each of the five core modules you will be guided on functional anatomy, plus the science underpinning various advanced therapeutic modalities. For the practical training you will learn skills and techniques that will enable you to plan, prepare, and apply a range of assessments and interventions beyond those included at Levels 3 and 4 in sports massage therapy, to further help clients recover from sports injuries and other conditions.

 

Recognition and Awards

 

Upon successfully completing all elements of our course you will receive

 

the VTCT Level 5 Sports Massage Award

 

helping demonstrate a higher standing as an experienced soft tissue practitioner.

 

 

Entry Requirements

To enrol on the Level 5 course, you must already have a VTCT (or equivalent) Level 4 Sports Massage qualification. To gain this Level 5 Award, you must register for the course before attending the required 5 modules below by completing an online application form.  If you do not wish to gain the full award, you may attend each module as an individual CPD unit.

 

Your Level 4 qualification must demonstrate your competency in the following areas as they will be included in your course assessment:

 

  • The Science and Practise of Manual Therapy including:
      • Fluid dynamics
      • Stretch Reflexes
      • Tissue Adaptation
      • Joint Function and Repair
  • Advanced Functional Anatomy
  • Assessment of Postural Imbalances, Pelvic and Spinal Alignment
  • Active, Passive and Strength Joint Testing
  • Assessment of Muscle Length, Function and Firing Patterns
  • Soft Tissue Trauma, and Principles of Injury Management
  • Active, Assisted and Advanced Stretching Techniques
  • Understanding Client Assessment, Results, Analysis, and Treatment Planning
  • Assessment of Soft Tissues and application of Advanced Techniques
      • Neuromuscular Techniques
      • Soft Tissue Release
      • Myofascial Release
      • PNF - Post Isometric Relaxation (M.E.T.)
  • Psychology and Sports Injuries
  • Legal and Ethical Aspects of Professional Practice

 

Other eligible applicants may include Foundation Degree and Full Honours Degree graduates allied to healthcare, and other professions such as Osteopaths, Chiropractors, etc.

 

 

Course Syllabus, Structure and Duration

 

The course comprises 5 core modules:
 

 

You must attend all modules over a period of no more than 18 months from attending your first module. Four modules comprise practical training over 2 days each, and the other one lasts 3 practical training days. Our flexible award programme allows you to attend the modules in any order. During each of the modules, observations of your skills will be recorded towards your final assessment.

 

You will also be required to complete a clinical assessment within 3 months of completing your practical training - see below. 

 

To book on our Level 5 course, please use our online Booking Form

 

Book Level 5 Online Book Level 5 with Loyalty Discount

 

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) and Module Exemptions

 

If you have already completed modules that may contribute to our Level 5 Award and you wish to apply for an exemption, please forward evidence to support your claim  for ‘recognised prior learning’ (RPL) and we will respond accordingly.  Please note that copy certificates or educational transcripts, plus the associated syllabus for each topic will be required. They must show the awarding body, level, title, and date.

 

Modules or units demonstrating knowledge and/or competency in key areas must be recognised independent educational units and not topics forming part of other modules.

 

 

> Course Assessment & Award

 

Upon completing all 5 modules, you may apply to take your clinical assessment and compile a  report as shown below. 

 

Clinical Assessment – you will be required to assess, analyse and treat a single client on a date to be agreed whereupon you will be required to complete a Case Study Report - see below. After completing the client treatment, you will be asked to discuss this with an assessor, and you will be asked to demonstrate a selection of skills from any of the 5 modules.

 

Case Study Report - you will be required to compile a comprehensive report and extended treatment plan based on the findings gathered during your Clinical Assessment.

 

If you are working towards the Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy, this case study will be superceded by the requirement for one on Higher Diploma course.

 

> Course Dates & Location

   
See Course Calendar for all Level 5 and CPD Course Dates.

     

> Course Fees, Interim Payments and Other Costs

 

If you have completed your Level 4 training with Sports Therapy UK, please go to Loyalty and Other Discounts below.

 

To secure your place on the course, please book online and submit a fee of £355 which includes VTCT registration, course administration, and all first assessment fees. All modular fees may then be paid as you apply for a place on each one and are shown below. Possible assessment retakes will be charged at the time of sitting and all course fees are non-refundable. 

 

If you wish to pay in full upon enrolment, you will be eligible for a 5% discount as shown below. 

 

Level 5 Sports Massage Fee
Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques 296
Sports Injuries Upper Body 296
Sports Injuries Lower Body 296
Gait Analysis 296
Neuro-Spinal Assessment 400
Total of all 5 Modules 1584
   
Plus Registration & Assessment Fee 355
Total £1939
   
Less 5% discount for full payment upon enrolment £1842
   
All prices quoted include V.A.T. at the current rate  

 

If you feel you are eligible for exemption from any modules, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and attach evidence of your prior learning.

 

Please note that course fees are non-refundable. 

 

Equipment and Other Costs

 

There are no essential materials or equipment required to complete the Level 5 modules. 

 

To book on any individual Level 5/CPD Module without enrolling on the full Level 5 course, please select the module of your choice on our online Booking Form

 

Book Level 5 Online Book Level 5 with Loyalty Discount
 

  

> Loyalty & Other Discounts

 

If you have already attended our Sports Massage Level 4 full course, you will also be eligible for our Loyalty Discount of 25% off all Level 5 and Higher Diploma Module Course fees. 

 

Please note that this discount does not apply to course registration, administration, and assessment fees.

 

Level 5 Sports Massage Fee With Loyalty Discount
Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques 296 222
Sports Injuries Upper Body 296 222
Sports Injuries Lower Body 296 222
Gait Analysis 296 222
Neuro-Spinal Assessment 400 300
Total of all 5 Modules 1584 1188
   
+ Registration & Assessment Fee 355 355
Total £1939 £1543
   
Less 5% discount for full payment upon enrolment £1842 £1466
     
All prices quoted include V.A.T. at the current rate     

 

If you feel you are eligible for exemption from any modules, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and attach evidence of your prior learning.

 

If you have any questions, email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us 01438 718755.

 

 

 

VTCT Level 5 Sports Massage

 

& HDip in Sports Therapy (combined)

 

7 Modules

 

Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy    
Successful completion of the VTCT L5 Award above, plus 2 additional modules    
Injury Rehabilitation    
Taping for Sport    
     

Please note you may choose to complete these additional 2 modules before the Clinical assignment for the VTCT L5 Sports Massage Award (above). However, you may not gain this award until successfully completing the above.

 

For full details of the Higher Diploma course please go to Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy

 


Course Fees

 

> Course registration payable at start for each of the two Level 5 Courses – see left

> Also see discounts available.


Course Duration

 

All 5 modules must be completed in scheduled order.

 

The Clinical Assessment must be completed within 3 months of attending your final module.


Award

 

These courses lead you to the L5 VTCT Sports Massage Award or our Sports Therapy UK Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy.


All Course Dates

 

View our Course Calendar

 

calendar

 

 

Qualifications

 

VTCT Course

 


  • VTCT Level 3 Sports Massage Diploma
  • VTCT Level 4 Sports Massage Certificate

Training Venue & Map

 

 

We run our courses from the BeActive Clinic in Hertford, near London. Easy access by car and train and only 20 miles from both Luton and Stansted airports.

 

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