Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Sports Massage - Level 3 VTCT Diploma in Sports Massage

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional, Open to international students Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: No formal entry requirements, see further info Assessment: Assignments and multiple choice exams. Qualification: VTCT Diploma Sports Massage Level 3 Awarding Body: VTCT Funding: Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

Why this course?

If you have little knowledge of massage but wish to work in the sports therapy industry, then this course is a great starting point.

You will be taught anatomy and physiology, massage techniques, routine body analysis, and sports injury management.

On successful completion, you could progress into employment or onto Level 4.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CM0298-1C 30 Jan 2020 Central Brighton 9.30am - 5.30pm 22 weeks £1,100.00 Apply

Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances, please see our finance information.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to this course, but please be advised of the following:

  • You will need a friendly mature attitude, good communication skills and take pride in your personal appearance.
  • You must be 100% committed to the course duration.
  • 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 environment. 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 6 treatment sessions. 

Also recommended to have read the following:

  • Soft Tissue Release. Mary Sanderson ISBN 19033313X 
  • The Concise Book of Muscles Chris Jarmey ISBN 978190536115
  • Sport and Remedial Massage Mel Cash ISBN 0091809568 
Entry requirements

Course content

  • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  • Principles of health and fitness
  • Understanding the principles of soft tissue dysfunction
  • Professional practice in sports massage
  • Sports massage treatment

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 that 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.


  • 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
  • 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.”

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