Course Information

VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

Vocational Training Charitable Trust

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 15 September 2020
Day: Tuesday
Time: 16:00–21:30
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 5
Total Hours: 150
Fee: 417
Places Available: 2
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This qualification will prepare you for working with injured clients. You will develop a number of skills which include: skills to conduct subjective and objective assessments, covering passive and resisted range of movements, posture analysis, functional and special tests, skills to work safely and effectively on muscles and para-tendon injuries using a variety of soft tissue techniques and you will be able to advise on treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair.

Additional Information

Uniform – Polo shirt Approximate cost £16

Terms & Conditions

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: and on the College VLE).
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submittedwithout consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.
  • The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.
  • Course Content

    Students will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to apply, adapt and evaluate sports massage methods for maintenance and corrective purposes. You will develop an understanding of the protocols for use for each soft tissue technique and be able to evaluate the effects critically.

    Assessment Method

    The course comprises of the practical aspects of sports massage and learning the correct techniques to a competent standard. Theoretical learning will also take place and learners will be expected to complete assignments by agreed deadlines. Practical assessments is also part of this qualification in a commercial setting.

    Progression Opportunities

    Graduates of this qualification will be able to gain employment as a Level 4 Sports Massage Practitioner, providing a range of advanced sports massage techniques for recent non-acute injuries and for pre-existing conditions. This may include working in clinics, sporting teams or as a mobile therapist and may be in an employed or self-employed context. Progression is also available onto the VTCT Level 5 Certificate in Sports Massage.

    Entry Requirements

    Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy or equivalent.