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Sports Massage - VTCT Level 3 Diploma at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

Would you like a career as a sports massage practitioner?

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage therapy has been designed to provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work in an unsupervised capacity as a sports massage practitioner, with non-pathological (no-injured) tissue.

VTCT units at level 3 will include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology for sports massage
  • Principles of health and fitness
  • Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction
  • Professional practice in sports massage
  • Sports massage treatments.

Course content

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:  

  • Practical modules 
  • Formal lectures 
  • Individual research
  • Group work

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. 

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


The course is assessed through a blend of the following: 

  • written questions 
  • observation work
  • oral questions
  • construction of a portfolio

Evidence will be documented to unit outcomes.

Future opportunities

Graduates of this qualification will be able to gain employment as a Level 3 Sports massage practitioner, providing pre, post, intra/inter and maintenance massage. This may include working in clinics, for sporting teams or as a mobile therapist, either in an employed or self-employed context.

Graduates will be able to progress onto the VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage (QCF). It will introduce more advanced massage and assessment techniques, preparing you to work with non-acute injury and pre-existing conditions.

Career opportunities
  • Beauty Therapist
  • Hairdresser
  • Holistic Therapist
  • Nail Technician
  • Salon Manager


Further information

Depending on the campus, students may be able to access elements of the programme in both English and Welsh through some programme learning materials being made available bilingually. Details will be provided to you at interview.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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