Level 5 Sports Therapy

 

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.

 

Level 5 Sports Therapy (incorporating VTCT Level 5 Sports Massage)

 

Sports therapy encompasses a wide range of skills and knowledge to underpin competency in assessing and treating people, both in the sporting and clinical environments. A sports therapist will be proficient in helping people of all ages recover from injuries and sporting conditions, and return to any previous level of activity with minimal risk of further injury. This often entails guiding a person beyond being able to carry out normal daily activities, and back to being able to perform complex actions under differing types of physical duress. 

During the course you will be guided on all aspects of functional anatomy, physiology, how to recognise and treat common sports injuries, and rehabiltation. 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 recover from injury, return to competitive activity and improve performance.

 

This course includes all elements of our Sports Massage Level 5 VTCT Award. In addition, you will also learn how to apply pre-competition strapping and taping, plus kinesiology-taping, thereby adding vital pitchside knowledge and skills required to attain our Sports Therapy Award. 

Recognition and Awards

 

Upon successfully completing all elements of our course you will receive:

  • A VTCT Level 5 Sports Massage Award
  • A Sports Therapy UK Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy

helping demonstrate a higher standing as an experienced practitioner.

 

We are currently seeking regulatory approval for a Level 5 sports therapy award and will publish updates via our newsletter.
 

Entry Requirements


To register on the Level 5 course, you must already be studying towards, or have successfully completed our Level 4 Sports Massage Practitioner course, or equivalent recognised Level 4 award. This must demonstrate your competency in the following areas as they will be included in your Level 5 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 how Massage may Help
  • Observation and Assessment of Walking Gait
  • Principles of Injury Management and Rehabilitation from Injury
  • 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
      • PNF - Post Isometric Relaxation (M.E.T.)
      • Active Muscle Pump
      • Positional Release (Strain Counter-Strain)
      • Specific Soft Tissue Mobilsations
  • 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 Structure & Progression

 

We offer a structured progression towards our Level 5 Sports Therapy Award enabling you to enjoy the benefits of working and interacting with a group towards a common goal.  Each module has its’ own assignments which must be completed during the poractical training, within a set period after each module, and at the final stages of the course within Advanced Clinical Practise and the Clinical Assessment.

 

In the unforeseen and unfortunate event of missing a module, you will be asked to apply to defer to a later course to complete the Level 5. This will be subject to available places on another course and an administration fee to transfer.  

 

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) and Module Exemptions

 

If you have already completed modules that may contribute to each of our L5 qualifications and you wish to apply for an exemption, please forward evidence which we can present to VTCT and claim ‘recognised prior learning’ on your behalf.  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 Syllabus

 

The course comprises 8 core modules:
 

 

The Level 5 Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy course comprises 8 modules scheduled over a period of 6 to 9 months, followed by the Clinical Assessment Day approximately one month after the final module and the completion of a Portfolio of Evidence. You must therefore allow approximately 10-12 months to complete all modules and course assignments.

 

Advanced Clinical Practise

This module is an integral part of our Level 5 Sports Therapy Award and must be taken in the final stages of your practical training, as observed clinical assessments will take place during the 2 days which form part of the VTCT assessments.

 

Next course commences 5-6 Oct 2017 with Taping for Sport - see Course Dates and Location below.

 

> Course Assessment & Award

 

Observed Clinical Assessments – these will be fulfilled during key modules including Advanced Clinical Practise and form part of your VTCT assessment portfolio. 

 

Clinical Assessment – you will be required to assess, analyse and treat a single client on a date to be agreed within 8 weeks of the final module, whereupon you will be required to complete a Case Study Report - see below.


Portfolio of Evidence - to be completed throughout the course, plus a short period after the final module. This is also the same as for the Level 5 Advanced Practitioner Diploma.

 

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

  

2017 HERTFORDSHIRE - BeActive Clinic, Hertford.  
Oct 5-6 Taping for Sport £285
Nov 4-5 Gait Analysis (University of Beds, Luton) £265
Dec 2-3 Sports Injuries Lower Body £265
2018    
T.B.C. Neuro-Spinal Assessment and Treatment £265
Feb 24-25 Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques £265
Mar 10-11 Injury Rehabilitation £265
April 7-8 Sports Injuries Upper Body £265
May 12-13 Advanced Clinical Practise £265
By arrangement Clinical Assessment £125

 

 Course already started

 

2017 HERTFORDSHIRE - BeActive Clinic, Hertford.  
Mar 9-10 Taping for Sport £285
Mar 18-19 Neuro-Spinal Assessment & Treatment £265
Apr 22-23 Sports Injuries Lower Body £265
April 29-30 Gait Analysis (University of Beds, Luton) £265
May 6-7 Rehabilitation from Injury £265
Jun 10-11 Sports Injuries Upper Body £265
Jul 15-16 Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques £265
Sept 16-17 Advanced Clinical Practise £265
By Arrangement Clinical Assessment £125

  

> Course Fees

 

If you have completed your Level 3 and/or Level 4 training with Sports Therapy UK, please go to Loyalty and Other Discounts below.

 

The Level 5 course fee £2265 may be paid either: 

 

1. In full
2. By a deposit of £297 plus the balance of £1986 before the start of the first module, or
3. By a deposit of £297, plus eight monthly interim payments of £246. 

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.

 

If you have already attended any of the Level 5 modules and wish to enrol on the full Level 5 Award please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with details and we will confirm course fees payable.


Equipment and Other Costs

 

There are no essential materials or equipment required to complete the Level 5 modules. However, you may choose to buy equipment such as foam rollers, resistance bands, swiss balls, etc, which may aid your treatments and rehabilitation methods.

 


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> Loyalty & Other Discounts

 

If you have already attended either of our Sports Massage Level 3 or 4 full courses, you will also be eligible for our Loyalty Discount of 25% off all Level 5 Module Course fees.

 

To secure your place on the full course with our Loyalty Discount of 25%, a total of £1699 may be paid either: 


1. In full
2. By deposit of £195 plus the balance of £1504 before the start of the first module, or
3. By deposit of £195, plus eight monthly interim payments of £188 

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.

 

If you have already attended any of the Level 5 modules and wish to enrol on the full Level 5 Award please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with details and we will confirm course fees payable.

 


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> Ready to Enrol?

 

Firstly, please complete the online booking form and submit along with your Deposit.  We will confirm your place on the course, and details of your chosen payment method.

 

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

 

> £2265.00

> See discounts available.


Course Duration

 

All modules, assignments and work-log must be successfully completed within approximately 12 months of registration.


Award

 

This course leads you to the Level 5 VTCT Sports Massage Award, plus our Sports Therapy UK Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy.


All Course Dates

 

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Qualifications

 

VTCT Course

 

  • VTCT Level 5 Diploma
  • Sports Therapy UK 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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