Sports Massage | VTCT Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy | Level 4

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional, Open to international students Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: Must hold a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage (VTCT or equivalent) Assessment: Practical and written assessments, portfolio and exam Qualification: VTCT Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy Level 4 Awarding Body: VTCT Funding: Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan Fees (September 2021): £1050.00

Why this course?

Sports massage

This Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy will prepare you to enter the specific sector of sports massage as a qualified sports massage therapist.

You will acquire advanced palpation skills and the knowledge to work safely and effectively on muscle and para-tendon injuries using a variety of soft tissue techniques and will be able to advise on treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair.

You will increase your understanding of the advanced anatomical, physiological and pathological principles of sports massage. You will develop the skills to conduct subjective and objective assessments, which will cover active, passive and resisted range of movements, detailed postural analysis, functional testing and special tests.

To find out more, please contact tutor Lisa Newman: or apply below. 

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees
CM0299-1C 07 Sep 2021 Central Brighton Tuesdays, times TBC 18 weeks £1050.00
  • alumni Views Davide Cappelletto Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage Level 3
    I started studying massage therapy with the idea to go back into sport as a holistic therapist and Brighton MET gave me the knowledge and skills which are now the base of my career.

Entry requirements

You must be in possession of one of the following:

  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology
  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Body Massage
  • Or the bridging course for Level 4 Sports Massage

Please also be advised of the following:

  • You should ideally be working in industry as you will be required to produce a logbook of at least 100 hours of massage treatment across a range of sports environments. This logbook must comprise a minimum of 12 clients who should be actively involved in a sport or physical activity. You will be required to attend various sports activities, races and marathons for additional practical log hours.
  • You will also produce a case study containing at least six treatment sessions. 

Course preparation

Soft Tissue Release. Mary Sanderson ISBN 19033313X

The Concise Book of Muscles. Chris Jarmey ISBN 978190536115

Sport and Remedial Massage. Mel Cash ISBN 0091809568 

Course conduct

You will be expected to present yourselves in a professional manner, be polite and courteous. You will attend college wearing a uniform, with your hair up, nails cut short and free from varnish, and strictly no jewellery or facial jewellery is allowed. You will be expected to arrive punctual and attend all classes. These are all requirements of the awarding body.

Course content

  • Conductive objective and subjective assessment
  • Massage techniques to prevent and manage injury
  • Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair

Why the MET?

You will have access to high quality kits and products in our professional public salon and spa facilities, giving you the real-world experience valued by employers.

The Beauty and Holistic team is staffed by highly experienced tutors who are passionate about their subject areas and have excellent links with employers.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our central campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries, and the beach.

Facilities at Brighton MET

  • Professional standard spas and salons open to the general public, providing a realistic working environment
  • Use of high-end, industry branded equipment and products
  • Additional training from external companies
  • Library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
Facilities at Brighton MET

Course fees

The course fees are £1050.00 for 18 weeks. 

Advanced Learner Loan

You may be eligible to apply for a loan to meet the course costs of your qualification fees. This is paid directly to the College on your behalf. For more information about Advanced Learner Loans, please click here.

International students

If you are not a UK citizen, do not hold EU Settlement Status nor have a visa which could qualify you for home status, you are still welcome to enrol on this course. Please note that fees for international students on this course are £1365.00. To apply, please email stating the course code.

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