VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (Practitioner Level) – in Chester Cheshire CH1

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

VTCT REF SP3D6 601/4618/7

15 Full Days (or 30 Evenings) Plus an Exam Day (Sports)

Cost £1800 (includes tuition fees, all assessments, VTCT Fees and exam).

Balances may be paid by Interest Free monthly payments

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Entry Requirements:  please see below

Maximum students per course: 6 (Why is this?)

Dates – Course Dates and Costs

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The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF) is a technical level qualification aimed at developing the knowledge, understanding and technical skills needed for a career as a Sports Massage Therapist, either employed or self employed.

This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 and 19 plus age group and is based on the the national occupational standards for massage, namely CNH1, CNH7 and CNH20.
This qualification was developed collaboratively with the following organisations:
Active IQ, Central YMCA Qualifications, CIBTAC, ITEC and VTCT with input from the industry through the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and the General Council for Massage Therapies (GCMT).


You must have attended a minimum 1 day Introduction to Massage Course.  


The content of this qualification is comprised of all the required elements needed to work effectively and efficiently as a sports massage therapist. This includes anatomy and physiology, professional practice, an understanding of the principles of health and fitness and how to provide sports massage treatments. The level 3 sports massage therapist will be able to work safely and effectively on dysfunctional tissue in a range of context, to include, pre-event, post event, intra-event and for maintenance purposes – This is a 5 unit diploma (all mandatory), the 5 units are: 1.Anatomy and physiology for sports massage – USP41 – Unit ref: J/506/7220   2.Principles of health and fitness – USP42 – Unit ref: R/506/7222   3.Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction – USP43 – Unit ref: Y/506/7223   4.Professional practice in sports massage – USP44 – Unit ref: D/506/7224   5.Sports massage treatments – USP45 – Unit ref: T/506/7228


This qualification will be delivered, assessed and assured in line with the:
– CNHC code of conduct, ethics and performance
– Skills for Health’s QCF assessment principles
– VTCT assessment guidance and evidence requirements


Learners who complete this qualification will be able to gain employment and obtain insurance to work as a sports massage therapist.


15 Full Days (or 30 Evenings) Plus one Assessment /Exam Days (Sports)


Having completed this course student could progress onto:
VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF)
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym-based exercise)

Other useful information:

We allow a maximum intake of 6 students per Course

This is simply to ensure that all students get as much time and attention as possible from their teacher.   The same applies to all other workshops at Greenhouse Therapies. We update the course dates and costs page regularly and note next to each course/workshop date when it is full. To avoid disappointment, we suggest that you secure your place on your chosen workshop or course by either paying a deposit (if applicable) or the full price.

*Note* TUITION FEES – £1800 incuding VTCT fees etc. stated above . Further information from VTCT Website

Finally – THANK YOU!  for choosing Greenhouse Therapies as your VTCT Approved Training Provider: We are looking forward to teaching you and helping you move forward in your chosen career – you have chosen well!


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Greenhouse Therapies Holistic Therapies & Sports Massage Training
VTCT Accredited Training Centre,
40 Parkgate Road, Chester CH14AJ Tel 01244 637851
Providing Holistic, Complementary, Alternative Therapies, Massage Therapy and Reiki Training Courses at Introductory, Accredited and Professional levels.