• Taping for Sport
    Kinesiology and Pre-Competition

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    and Nationally Recognised

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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

This course forms a compulsory Module towards our Level 5 Sports Massage Award, or may be taken as CPD.


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 applications to all major joints so that you can enhance your expertise and tape joints both ethically and professionally in a pre-competition setting. This form of taping is generally used to enable someone to engage in a bout of physical activity including a match or other competitive event. It is not often used for longer durations.


Kinesiology Taping

First developed by Japanese chiropractor and acupuncturist Dr Kenzo Kase in 1979, this form of rehabilitative 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. This form of taping may be applied in a sporting arena, or clinical setting and may be kept in place by your client for one or more days with extended benefits when performing activities.


Entry Requirements

This course is ideal for coaches, trainers, nurses, sports massage practitioners and sports therapists. Applicants must have a minimum Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology qualification and preferably some practical experience of functional anatomy to ensure being adequately prepared for this course. Those without such a qualification must attend our 2 day Musculo-Skeletal Anatomy course prior to attending this course.

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 will be required to pay the full course fee when applying.


  • Please note that your enrolment fee is credited to the course dates booked and is non-refundable after 14 days.
  • All prices quoted include V.A.T. at the current rate.
  • For full Terms & Conditions, please click here - T&Cs


Loyalty & Other Discounts

If you are already a student of our full Level 4 Diploma course you will be entitled to a discount of 20% as part of our Customer Loyalty Discount Scheme and a further discount if you select to do all modules on our Level 5 course.

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



Key Points -  By enrolling on this course you will receive:  


  • 2 days Practical Training, including use of all taping materials
  • Online resources, pre-course reading, and video demonstrations
  • Plus supporting Course Notes
  • Practical application for both pre-competition and kinesio taping techniques
  • And discussion of all current research
  • Loyalty Discount available to our L3 and L4 graduates
  • And free starter take home taping kit




Course Details

Course Costs


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.

Next Taping Course

HERTFORDSHIRE - BeActive Clinic  see Course Calendar for all Modular dates

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

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 Handbook will be provided as part of the course.

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


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