Corona-virus and training
at Sports Therapy UK


23rd March 2020.

It is clear the gravity of the situation globally and here in the UK is growing. We are all now aware of the immediate ramifications, but also some of the wider implications as we move further on. Inevitably these will increase before things start to get better, and one question everyone is searching for an answer to is ‘when?’ I am not even going to begin debating or trying to guess the answer to this as this would be quite futile. We are therefore preparing for a lengthy period of a national ‘shut-down’ the extent of which is bound to vary from week to week. We will look forward to when the time is right for us to offer practical training here in Hertford and to welcome you back, but we will only do this when the government and the W.H.O. deem it is safe for all concerned.

In the meantime, we will be doing all we can to support you and help you progress your learning in spite of the obvious limitations we are all facing. We recognise the added anxieties everyone will be dealing with over the coming weeks so we will be working hard to help reduce these with regards to your training with Sports Therapy UK. Here are some of the steps we will be taking:

Marking time for assignments:


We are diverting some of our teaching resources to reduce this as far as possible. We will keep you informed of how long to expect before receiving work back.

Practical training:


Where possible we will be recording more instructional videos to substitute the direct contact you would normally have with us. We are assessing each stage of training reached and how much going forward may be substituted by online instruction. We will liaise accordingly with each group to help you progress and will advise you of any variations in the level of direct contact required to complete your course. This will also involve us seeking approval from VTCT. Our aim remains to deliver the highest standards of tuition and to help you become both competent and confident in your professional capacity.

Tutorials:


We are exploring all options for online delivery and will use the most appropriate medium for each tutorial. We will notify each group as we create and make them accessible for you.

Support:


As we will not have the normal interaction with you, we will be using conference calls, skype, WhatsApp, emails, etc to directly support both groups and individuals.

Information:


We will distribute general news via newsletter, Facebook and would urge you to access and read these sources. We will try to generate interesting news and extra-curricular activities to help you through this period, plus tips on how you can interact with your clients.

Rescheduled Practical Training:


There will be a need to reschedule practical training dates. We will do this when we can be a little more confident that any revised dates have a greater chance of going ahead. I realise this doesn’t help when it comes to planning ahead and we would love to reschedule with confidence but that is simply not possible at the moment. We will keep you informed as things change.

Please make sure you continue to read all emails sent to you, and check the announcements posted on Canvas; these will be updated as frequently as necessary and we hope will provide answers to questions most of you are asking.

We look forward to staying in touch with you and wish you well.


Level 3 VTCT Sports Massage Online Course Instructions

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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 2 advanced courses leading to a VTCT Level 5 Sports Massage Award, and further to our own Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy. These courses incorporate five of our Level 5 CPD modules leading to the first of these awards and then, by adding 2 further modules in Injury Rehabilitation and Taping for Sport you may achieve our Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy. Full details for both courses are 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 structured approach requiring you to attend all modules over a 5 to 7 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 register for the Level 5 course, you must already have a VTCT (or equivalent) Level 4 Sports Massage qualification, before attending the required 5 modules below.  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:
 

 

Please note that 4 of these modules incorporate practical training over 2 days each, and the other one lasts 3 practical training days. You must attend all modules within one of the scheduled set of courses shown on our website and in the same order. During each of the modules, observations of your skills will be recorded towards your final assessment.

 

Upon completion of all modules you will be required to sit your Clinical Assessment which will be arranged individually with you. 

 

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.

 

 

> 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 the course fees may be paid as set out below. You must hold a recognised current Level 4 Sports Massage qualification to enrol at Level 5.

 

Please note that the fees quoted below include the cost of all 5 modules, plus VTCT registration, course administration, and all first assessment fees. Possible retakes will be charged at the time of sitting.

 

Interest Free interim payment scheme available below:

 

5 Modules 

1.  In Full - £1939
2.  By deposit of £355, plus six monthly interim payments of £264.
All prices quoted include V.A.T. at the current rate 
 

 

Please note that your deposit is non-refundable. If you start your practical training and then withdraw from the course you will still be liable for the full course fee. 

 

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.

 

5 Modules 

1.  In Full - £1543
2.  By deposit of £355, plus six monthly interim payments of £198.
All prices quoted include V.A.T. at the current rate 
 

 

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.

 

 

Summary of Level 5 Courses

 

VTCT L5 Sports Massage    
Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques    
Sports Injuries Lower Body    
Sports Injuries Lower Body    
Gait Analysis    
Neuro-Spinal Assessment & Treatment    
     
Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy    
Successful completion of the VTCT L5 Award above, plus    
     
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.

 

 

 

 

VTCT Level 5 Sports Massage

 

& HDip in Sports Therapy (combined)

 

7 Modules

   

> Course Fees and Interim Payments

 

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 the course fees may be paid as set out below. You must hold a recognised current Level 4 Sports Massage qualification to enrol at Level 5.

 

Please note that the fees quoted below include the cost of all 7 modules, plus VTCT registration, course administration, and all first assessment fees. Possible retakes will be charged at the time of sitting.

 

Interest Free interim payment scheme available below:

 

7 Modules 

1.  In Full - £2659
3.  By deposit of £355, plus 8 monthly interim payments of £288.
All prices quoted include V.A.T. at the current rate 
 

 

Please note that your deposit is non-refundable. If you start your practical training and then withdraw from the course you will still be liable for the full course fee. 

 

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.

 

7 Modules 

1.  In Full - £2083
3.  By deposit of £355, plus 8 monthly interim payments of £216.
All prices quoted include V.A.T. at the current rate 
 

 

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.

 


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

 

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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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