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Advanced dry needling for sport and therapy

cpd certificate in Advanced dry needling

Our CPD Certificate in Advanced Dry Needling is designed as a progression course for those who have completed a foundation course in Dry Needling.

If you have not completed a foundation course please visit our Foundation Dry Needling page.

Our 2 day CPD Certificate course in Dry Advanced Dry Needling is accredited by the FHT and insured by Balens and provides 16 CPD hours. 

This course is open to Sports Massage Therapists at Level 4 or above, Sports Therapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists as continued professional development.

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Electro needling

COURSE DATES & Time 2024

Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th July 2024

From 09:30 – 17:00 daily

Thursday 12th & Friday 13th December 2024

From 09:30 – 17:00 daily

Book Now

To book a place on our Advanced Dry Needling course, please click on the image below, which will take a £99 deposit

(full course price = £305)

Advanced Dry Needling Swindon 

29th-30th July & 12th-13th December 2024 are currently available to book

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Advanced Dry Needling Liverpool 


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Core Elements Training Centre,
First Floor, 8 Bath Road, Old Town,
Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 4BA

Easy access from M4 junction 15 and 16 and 15 minutes walk from the mainline train station.

Long stay parking nearby.

And Leonardo Hotel,
31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool, L3 4FN

course price £305

10% Discount is available for current FHT, STO and STA members and graduates from Core Elements Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy course. 

(Quote membership number in follow up email, so that the discount can be applied to the course balance).

Book Now to secure your place on our upcoming course with a £99 deposit.

You must have completed a foundation Dry Needling course prior to enrolling on this course and be prepared to receive Dry Needling as part of the course.  


8 Bath Road
dry needling course swindon

Book Now

To book a place on our Advanced Dry Needling course, please click on the image below, which will take a £99 deposit

(full course price = £305)

Advanced Dry Needling Swindon 

29th-30th July 2024 are currently available to book

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Advanced Dry Needling Liverpool 


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About the course

Course Design

Our course is designed in relation to industry standards and is independently accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists. 

This course provides 16 Continual Professional Development hours (CPD).

Training day will provide a mixture of theory work practical demonstration and supervised of treatment.
You will be practising and receiving Dry Needling throughout this course, under guided supervision.

You must have completed a foundation Dry Needling course prior to enrolling on this course and be prepared to receive Dry Needling as part of the course.  

Overview of Course

  • Recap on techniques from our foundation Dry Needling course, along with contraindications and safety considerations.
  • Advanced Dry Needling techniques to include:
  • Needling to the fascia, connective tissue and wider soft tissue.
  • Dry Needling for inflammation. 
  • Electro-Dry Needling
  • Demonstration and application of Advanced Dry Needling will include the following regions:
  • Face and cranium to include the occipital region,  TMJ, mandible, and temples.
  • Rib techniques and interspinous of the thoracic region.
  • Anterior and poster lumbar region to include interspinous and inguinal ligament.
  • Dry Needling to the sacrum
  • Dry Needling to the knee and lower leg to include: MCL, LCL, patella ligament and head of the fibula and the interosseous membrane.
  • Dry Needling to the foot to include: ankle ligaments and Achilles, metatarsal region for mobility and needling for heal pain.
  • Dry Needling to the forearm and hand to include: the interosseous membrane and metacarpals.
  • Theory, Demonstration and practise of Electro-Dry Needling, using both the electro-pointer and machine.  

Entry Requirements & background

All course applicants must have completed either our CPD foundation course in Dry Needling or a course of a similar nature (please email if you are unsure). 

Course applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old and must hold a minimum of a Level 4 qualification in Sports Massage Therapy.
Applicants should have also have been practising Sports or Massage Therapy for a period of time prior to enrolling on this course.

Our course is also open to Sports Therapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Rehab professional as continued professional development.

This course will focus on the application of Advanced Dry Needling as a modality within Sports and Remedial Massage, Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy treatment etc. 

On completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate effective use and application of Advanced Dry Needling skills in the management of injury treatment, in a safe and effective manner and will have a clear understanding of contraindications for treatment.

This course is taught using a hands-on approach, therefore you will be practising Dry Needling throughout both teaching days, whilst receiving ongoing input from the tutor.

This course is independently accredited by the Sports Therapy Organisation and Federation of Holistic Therapists and insured by Balens and BGI UK. 

Course Tutor

Taught by Dawn Morse BSc (Hons), PGCE, MSc

Dawn has a Masters Degree in Sports and Health Sciences, a BSc in Sports Science, is a qualified teacher and a Sports Massage Therapist. Dawn has been lecturing in the field of Sports Science and Sports Therapy for over 10 years and was the programme leader for the University of Bath FdSc in Sports Therapy for 9 years.

Dawn is now an Associate Lecturer for the Open University and the founder of Core Elements which provides regular training courses in Sports Massage and Sports Therapy modalities.

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Cancellation policy

Your payment for this CPD course is non-refundable. It is not possible to have your place refunded in whole or part once your booking has been confirmed, or to transfer to a later date once you have already paid.

Therefore we STRONGLY recommend that you take out insurance to cover your costs in the event that you have to cancel or curtail your training. By registering and paying for this course, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

Want to find out more?

Luke H - Gloucester

Level 3 & 4 Combined Sports Massage Diploma 

Had a great time on both the level 3 & 4 sports massage course with Dawn. Great facilities and I found the relaxed atmosphere excellent for my learning needs. A good mix of solid practical time and the necessary anatomy study that is required. My confidence and business has grown beyond belief since doing these courses and I will be forever grateful for the help and support provided.

Jamie S - Reading

Combined Level 3 & 4 Sports Massage Diploma

A great, intense course.
It’s amazing how much I learnt about the body and massage techniques in such a short period of time.

Chris B - Marlborough

Level 3 & 4 Combined Sports Massage Diploma

Dawn’s well run course has proved highly beneficial to my career, enhancing my knowledge of the anatomy and gaining highly beneficial new skills. Along with the qualifications gained this has better equipped me in my role within the health & fitness industry and allowed me to expand my services to both existing and new clients. Dawn is a very personable professional, which makes for an enjoyable way to learn.

Laura R - Swindon

Level 4 Sports & Remedial Massage 

The level 4 remedial and sports massage has been one of the most interesting and useful courses I have been on. The leap from level 3 to 4 was difficult yet Dawn made it engaging with a mixture of practical and theory work with a variety of tasks to keep us on our toes. The tasks where made to be creative getting us to think outside the box. Strongly recommended for any one who wants to advance their skills and knowledge in sports massage therapy.

Tom F - Bristol

Level 3 & 4 Combined Sports Massage Diploma

I thoroughly enjoyed the course, the way it combined all the relevant theory and practical work, without becoming tedious suited my learning style. I honestly don’t have any negatives. Dawn, Katie & Louise were extremely knowledgeable and approachable and everyone had fun as well as learning. Originally I wasn’t keen on completing so many case studies, but as you gain experience and see the changes and results in the clients, then you realise how important they are and it really helps to build your confidence.

Laura S - Gloucester

I’ve done Level 4 Sports Massage, Level 5 Manual Therapy & Joint Mobilisations, and Science of Stretching with Core Elements. Core Elements are amazing, friendly and really know their stuff. I’ve already booked on to do another course! I’ve highly recommended Core Elements to friends and family – Keep up the fantastic courses Dawn. If you are looking to further develop yourself, skills, tools, knowledge, Core Elements is the place to go.

Sarah W - Swindon

I have done several courses with Core Elements. Fantastic knowledge coupled with the practical experience Dawn and her trainers have, makes the training here second to none. I would highly recommend this learning experience . Well worth the investment.

Darren W - Bristol

Level 3 & 4 Combined Sports Massage Diploma

Thank you for what has been an amazing experience.
I have loved every minute of the course and am so excited to embark on my new career as a sports therapist.
It really has provided me with the spring board that I needed.

Jessie S - Bristol

Level 3 Sports Massage 
I really enjoyed the course and thought it was very comprehensive and professional.
Thank you