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Sports Massage - Level 4 VTCT Certificate

Higher Education

Course Overview

The Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage course is designed for qualified sports therapists who are keen to expand their client base to include actively engaged team club players and individual athletes. 

Following your completion of the Level 3 Sports Massage course, you can build upon your existing knowledge to achieve a comprehensive understanding of injury management. During the Level 4 sports massage course you will learn advanced techniques and use tools and skills to be able to assess and treat common patterns of dysfunction and suitable pre-diagnosed injuries.

Course Content

Whilst enrolled upon the Level 4 course you will study three distinct units:

  • Conducting subjective and objective assessment
  • Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair
  • Provide sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injury

Unit components include:

  • Management of injuries
  • Soft tissue mobilisation
  • Postural analysis
  • Range of movement tests
  • Active, passive and resistive stretches
  • Stretching and rehabilitative exercises
  • Advanced massage techniques 
  • Frictions
  • Soft tissue release
  • METS
  • Trigger points 

Entry Requirement

You must already have completed a Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage. 


The course is assessed via:

  • Ongoing practical assessments and oral questioning
  • A completed Log Book which details sports massage treatments on five clients with evidence of consultations and assessments
  • Final practical exam with oral questioning (viva)
  • Written assignment: Treatment Modalities to Support Soft Tissue Repair

You will also accumulate a portfolio of evidence of learning, a useful tool for later reference.

Where does this course lead to

Level 5 Certificate in Sports Massage.

How to Enrol

You can enrol directly onto this course if you have the entry requirements noted above.

If you would like to enrol but do not have the entry requirements please email information@bcot.ac.uk with your contact details or telephone 01256 306484.


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Course Outline

Course Code: JPBC016
Study Mode: Higher Education
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 19/09/2019
Day & Time: Thu 9.30am to 4.30pm
Duration: 12 Weeks
Tuition Fees: £811.00
Registration Fees: £95.00
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