Many of our students enrol straight away onto either our level 3 sports massage course, or from here to our Level 4 Sports Massage Course, but there are often many questions you may want answered before you enrol. Many of your questions may be answered on our respective course webpages about starting or continuing your sports therapy journey, but if you want to experience more about each course, why not join our 1 Day Introduction to (Level 3) Sports Massage Course, or our Level 4 Sports Massage Taster Day ?
1 Day Introduction to Sports Massage
Why not try out our courses by attending this 1 Day Introduction to Sports Massage? We will guide you through the key concepts behind sports massage and provide you with some basic hands-on skills..
- Sports massage explained
- Ethics and professionalism
- Course structure and requirements
- History taking and communication
- Anatomical language
- Joints and actions
- Bony prominences and palpation
- Sports Massage - some basic techniques
Registration 8.50am for a 9.00am start – course close at 5.00pm.
You will also receive a Certificate of Attendance by Sports Therapy UK.
see Course Calendar for all course dates
Or study and practise through our Online Course option.
£85.00 including VAT - this includes course notes and light refreshments. Please note that this course fee is non-refundable and not transferable - see full Terms and Conditions
The 1 Day Introduction to Sports Massage is the first day of the level 3 sports massage course. If you choose to enrol on the full course within 3 months, you will be credited your Introductory Fee (£42 of £85) against your course fee. You may continue your training on the next available course or return at a later date and attend day 1 again at the start of another course.
Ready to Enrol?
Please click below and complete the online booking form. Once we receive your application and payment, we will reply within 2 working days to confirm your place and provide you with course instructions and guidance notes.
Levels of Training
There are three levels of nationally recognised awards in soft tissue therapy. Completing your level 3 sports massage course will allow you to work on uninjured tissue so you will be able to help prevent injury and enhance performance. You will learn about professionalism, ethics, insurance, anatomy and physiology, palpation, massage techniques, their effects and how to adapt these for a range of client types, and in different situations such as clinical, pre and post competition.
You must complete level 3 before moving to your level 4 sports massage course, when you will study more about the effects of trauma and overuse on soft tissues, a broader range of assessment techniques, client analysis, plus more advanced manual therapy techniques designed to further enhance physical wellbeing, and encourage recovery from injury.
At level 5, you will expand your range of skills and knowledge still further to become a more diverse and accomplished practitioner. You will learn more about injuries, specialised client assessments such as gait analysis, treatment planning and rehabilitation.
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. Ofqual is an independent body reporting directly to parliament.
In October 2015, Ofqual officially launched the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
"The framework should help people understand all the qualifications we regulate, general and vocational in England, and vocational in Northern Ireland, and how they relate to each other. Its intention is to improve consistency around how awarding organisations describe the size and challenge, or demand, of the qualifications they offer." Ofqual
You should choose a course that carries a nationally regulated qualification on the RQF. This will mean your training will culminate in gaining a qualification by one of several awarding organisations such as the Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT).
Make sure you choose the right provider as there are a number of available sports massage courses that claim to be registered level 4, or level 5 qualifications – if you see the word ‘endorsed’ this is not the same as the course being regulated. Be sure to check the status of these before registering.
We can guarantee the regulated status of ALL our qualifications and the significant currency that these carry across Europe.
The Sports Massage Association are the recognised membership body for this form of manual therapy in the UK. They provide a range of benefits and protect the interests of their members who may become eligible to join at varying levels depending on qualifications and experience.
What Makes a Good Quality Course?
All worthwhile course will comprise both extensive theory and a range of practical skills. Training will take place over an extended period for good reason as there is much to learn and the manual skills you are taught will take time to develop.
We constantly strive to provide high standards of training. Our flexible training options, recognised awards, experienced tutors and long-term reputation appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds - check out our video above to hear some of our student stories. We look forward to supporting you and helping you achieve your aspirations.
Our Training Venue
We have 2 lecture rooms and 2 treatment clinics at our training venue, BeActive Clinic in the centre of Hertford, Hertfordshire. This pretty town has excellent transport links and local amenities making your stay on our courses that much more enjoyable. To find out more about our location, click here.
We offer a 'no quibble' course guarantee, giving you the comfort of knowing that if you're not happy you can get a refund and avoid wasting your time, effort and money on a course that's not right for you - please see our level 3 sports massage course page for further details.
Our guarantee applies to full courses only and does not apply to the introductory day below.
Ready to Enrol?
If you want to join our 1 Day Introduction to Sports Massage Course please click below and complete the online booking form. Once we receive your application and payment, we will reply within 2 working days to confirm your place and provide you with course instructions and guidance notes.