Tutor: Michael Gibbons/Munira Rasul
Start date: to be confirmed
Course length: 6 months
Course Fees: £1950+exam fee
We are delighted to be teaching the new ITEC QCF Levels 3 and 4 Sports Massage course in our exciting new venue in Sussex. These new courses have been created and revised under the QCF system in early 2015 and now take on a whole new format.
We teach a combined course which will help train individuals to an exceptionally high standard in the delivery of sports massage techniques. We will develop your massage skills to the expert level expected in this industry.
These skills will enhance your massage practice and open a whole new world of techniques that will enable you to achieve amazing results in the treatment room.
Some of the many reasons why you should train in Sports Massage include learning about:
- An introduction to understanding pain and the biopsychosocial model
- How & when to use Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
- Working with Soft Tissue Release Techniques (STR)
- Specific pre and post-sports massage techniques
- The principles and use of of strengthening & stretching
- The importance of obtaining a thorough case history
- Subjective & objective assessment
- Spotting red flags and knowing when to refer
Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
ITEC QCF Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy Consists of:
Unit 451 Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage Multiple choice paper. 25 questions, 30 mins duration. Unit 451 ITEC syllabus.
Unit 452 Principles of Health and Fitness. This is an assignment based module completed prior to taking exam. Explain the principles and components of an active, healthy lifestyle . To include: · Benefits of what constitutes an active lifestyle · Short and long term effects of exercise on the body systems · The components of fitness · General physiological implications of each training principle and signs and symptoms that may indicate overtraining · Benefits of healthy eating and the importance of hydration Unit 452 ITEC syllabus
Unit 453 Professional Practice in Sports Massage This is an assignment based module completed prior to taking exam. Explain the significance of maintaining a professional practice in Sports Massage. To include: · The implications of working with the following:- a) Children and vulnerable adults b) Informed consent c) Consequences of non-compliance · The scope of practice taking into account contraindications, contra-actions and referral procedures · Standards relevant to the profession · Principles of professional practice and standard regulations Unit 453 ITEC syllabus
Unit 454 Understand the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction This is an assignment based module completed prior to taking exam. Explain the principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction . To include: · The difference between Soft Tissue Injury and Dysfunction · Common causes of both Soft Tissue Injury and Dysfunction · Factors that may influence Soft Tissue repair Unit 454 ITEC syllabus
Unit 455 Sports Massage Treatments Students will demonstrate sports massage techniques in a practical format. Students will complete 9 evidenced sports massage treatments prior to examination. This is a practical assessment. All candidates will be examined via a practical examination of their technical skills and treatment techniques. Treatment evidence. Evidence of a minimum of 3 Treatments on 3 different clients which must include the following range of environments: Clinical, Non-clinical and different types of events. To include: Unit 455 – Sports Massage Treatment Practical assessment forms and marking criteria may be downloaded from www.itecworld.co.uk
Unit 455 – Sports Massage Treatment must be evidenced through the use of signed and dated treatment evidence forms. Unit 455 Sports Massage Treatments – Consultation including medical history Treatment details including pre-event, post-event & maintenance After/Homecare advice. Candidates and Client signature. Treatment date. Unit 455 ITEC syllabus
Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy Consists of:
Unit 456 Conducting Subjective and Objective Assessment Assessments must be carried out on a minimum of 5 clients to cover all joints of the body. Understand the anatomy and physiology of the major joints of the body. Identify bony structures associated with the major joints. You will learn how to devise a treatment plan based on assessment of client and how to record and log findings. You will learn Range of Motion testing. (ROM). You will develop palpation skills. Dealing with and preventing soft tissue injuries. Unit 456 ITEC syllabus
Unit 457 Treatment Modalities to Support Soft Tissue Repair Research and Critically Evaluate a Variety of Modalities to Support Soft Tissue Repair. To include:
- Treatment options to support soft tissue repair during the acute, sub-acute and chronic stages of injury including aims and protocols
- The use of cryotherapy during soft tissue repair, including physiological and neurological effects of ice, methods of application, contraindications, adverse reactions to cryotherapy and actions to be taken in the event of an adverse reaction · The use of heat treatments during soft tissue repair, including physiological and neurological effects of using heat, methods of application, contraindications, adverse reactions to heat treatments and actions to be taken in the event of an adverse reaction
Unit 458 Provide Sports Massage Techniques to Prevent and Manage Injury Understand the principles of soft tissue techniques used in sports massage. Describe a range of soft tissue techniques · Soft tissue release · Connective tissue massage · Corrective frictions (transverse) · Muscle energy. Explain the protocols to follow for each soft tissue technique · Soft tissue release · Connective tissue · Corrective frictions (transverse) · Muscle energy 1. Critically evaluate the effects of each soft tissue technique 2. Be able to apply soft tissue techniques in sports massage treatments 2.1 Prepare clients for soft tissue technique 2.2 Position clients for comfort, dignity and maximal effectiveness 2.3 Demonstrate a range of soft tissue techniques 2.4 Monitor tissue response through treatments 2.5 Gain feedback from clients through treatments 2.6 Adapt soft tissue techniques to meet the needs of clients 2.7 Adapt own posture and position throughout application to ensure safe and effective application 2.8 Evaluate the effectiveness of soft tissue techniques 2.9 Adapt treatment plans based on evaluation of treatments 2.10 Present aftercare advice to clients, providing opportunities for questions
ITEC Unit 458 –Assessment Method: Treatment should be carried out and evidenced on a minimum of 5 different clients. Practical Assessment. All candidates will be examined via a practical examination of their technical skills and treatment techniques.
You may take this course if you either:
- are a qualified massage therapist or bodyworker up to level 3 or equivalent.
- OR if you have no previous massage or bodywork experience you are still eligible to enrol. However, you will need some background knowledge in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology.
There are two options for learning this:
- 1. You attend our thorough and in-depth Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology teaching course as per our current calendar. Please follow this link for full dates and times. This option costs £750. You will gain an ITEC Level 3 qualification in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology on successful completion and passing your exam. We will provide you with a complimentary textbook.
- 2. You can learn this as an online and home-study program. We will provide you with homeworks and course notes. This option costs £300. We will provide you with a complimentary textbook.
- With both options, you will then be eligible to take Unit 451, Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage exam, which is a compulsory part of the Sports Massage overall qualification for Level 3 and 4 combined.
You will also need to purchase some Sports Massage books to accompany this course. We will give you recommendations upon application.
You will take your combined Level 3 and Level 4 Sports Massage exam at the end of the course.
Dates and Times
Dates to be confirmed. Please contact us to express your interest in this course.
Times: 10am – 5pm
Course Fees and Booking
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(payable 8 weeks before exam)
Payment can be made by cheque, bank transfer, cash or paypal.*
To pay by bank transfer, the details are:
Account number: 40714701. Sort code: 09 06 66. Bank: Santander Account name: CCM Ltd. Please reference the payment with your surname and send us an email to let us know you have made payment. We will then send your receipt and course information.
To pay by cheque, please make cheque payable to CCM Ltd and send to our office address: Unit 4 Natural Health Centre, 20-26 Round Hill Street, Brighton BN2 3RG
To pay by cash, please contact us to arrange a convenient time.
There is also an option to pay over 4 equal monthly instalments – please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. There is a £50 charge for this service.
*Paypal: please note if paying by paypal there is a 3.5% surcharge.
Venue in Sussex
Our inspiring new venue in rolling Sussex countryside. This venue has ample parking on site, and is just 15 minutes from Brighton and 15 minutes from Crawley, just off the A23. Full directions will be given on application. Please visit our venue page