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MASSAGE CERTIFICATE & SPORTS MASSAGE DIPLOMA

Passionate about Health, Therapy and Teaching

Level 4 Sports Massage and Remedial Massage Diploma

Our Level 4 sports diploma or our combined Level 3 and 4 Diploma in Sports and Remedial massage is designed for those who are looking to use massage professionally and aim to develop advanced Sports and Remedial Massage techniques.

 

Level 3 Massage Therapy Certificate

Our Level 3 Massage Certificate focuses on developing  base massage skills and provides a detailed introduction to massage therapy which will enable you to provide a full-body therapeutic massage treatment, and an full body Sports Maintenance Massage.

Both our Level 3, and Level 4 courses are independently accredited by the Sports Therapy Organisation and the Federation of Holistic Therapists. Plus all of our qualifications and CPD courses are insured via Balens. 

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VENUE

Core Elements Training Centre, 

First Floor Offices, 8 Bath Road, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 4BA (Entrance off Prospect Place).

Easy access from the M4 via junction 15 and 16.

20 minute walk from the mainline train station.

Now available in Jersey at:

The Wellness Centre Castle Quay, Millais House,
Rue De L’etau St. Helier Jersey JE2 3WF

course price

Level 3 Sports Massage: £1,157.00

Level 4 Sports Massage: £1,197.00 

Combined Level 3 & 4 Diploma: £2,194.00

Combined Booking Offer for the Level 3 and 4 Sports Massage Diploma provides a £160 discount. 

 

Book Now to secure your place with a £99 course deposit

Interest free payment plan available (see further details below).

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COURSE DATES & Time 2022 & 2023

Winter 2022

Level 3 Certificate:

9th – 11th September & 7th – 9th October 2022 (face to face training) – 2 spaces left

Level 4 Diploma: 

28th – 30th October & 18th – 20th November 2022 (face to face training) – 2 spaces left

Plus assessment day on 11th December 2022 

Combined Level 3 & 4 Diploma:

All dates in September, October, November and December 2022 – 2 spaces left

All  face to face training days run from 09:00 – 18:00 daily

 

SPRING 2023

Level 3 Certificate:

10th – 12th February & 10th – 12th March 2023 (face to face training)

Level 4 Diploma: 

21st – 23rd April  & 19th – 21st May 2023 (face to face training)

Plus revision and assessment day on 3rd & 4th June 2023 

Combined Level 3 & 4 Diploma:

All dates in February, March, April, May and June 2023

All  face to face training days run from 09:00 – 18:00 daily

 

SUMMER 2023

Level 4 Diploma: 

23rd – 25th June  & 14th – 16th July 2023 (face to face training)

Plus revision and assessment day on 29th & 30th July 2023 

All  face to face training days run from 09:00 – 18:00 daily

WINTER 2023

Level 3 Certificate:

1st – 3rd September & 29th September – 1st October 2023 (face to face training)

Level 4 Diploma: 

27th – 29th October  & 17th – 19th November 2023 (face to face training)

Plus revision and assessment day on 2nd & 3rd December 2023 

Combined Level 3 & 4 Diploma:

All dates in September, October, November and December 2023

All  face to face training days run from 09:00 – 18:00 daily

Secure your place on our upcoming course with a £99 course deposit.

The remaining balance can be paid in one go, or via interest free instalments.

Book Your Place

Secure your place now with a £99 course deposit.

Click the relevant course image below to book your place.

Level 3 Certificate

£1,157.00

Level 3 Sports Massage

Level 4 Diploma 

£1,197.00

Level 4 Sports Massage

Combined Level 3 & 4 Diploma

£2,194.00

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About the course

COURSE outline

 

Our Sports Massage Therapy Diploma and Certificate is taught over a weekly format or over long weekends depending on the course dates selected.
Both course formats require independent reading and massage practise to be completed prior to training assessments.
Pre-course reading is also required and will be sent out in good time prior to course start dates.
Due to the nature of massage therapy, a large proportion of the course is practical-based allowing you to gain as much hands-on practice and confidence as possible.

 

Our courses are taught using a hands-on approach, therefore you will be providing massage therapy throughout the teaching days, whilst receiving ongoing input from the tutor. 

Course delivery is supported via  an online student revision platform, which has access to all course material, power-point talk through videos and practical demonstration videos. However students are also welcome to record any practical demonstrations during face to face delivery also. 

You will work with different members of the group throughout the weeks (subject to COVID restrictions) to acquire experience massaging different body types and the different ways people hold muscle tension. This will provide experience in adjusting the depth of massage to fit different needs.

Our courses are taught by experienced and qualified tutors in a small group environment. 

Places are limited to 12 – 14 students per course to help ensure quality teaching and learning. 

Our Sports Massage qualification courses are independently accredited by both the Sports Therapy Organisation and the Federation of Holistic Therapists. 

COVID restrictions and PPE requirements for ‘hands on’ therapy training is constantly monitored and will be communicated via email prior to training weekends. 

Our Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy course will enable you to offer maintenance Sports Massage Therapy to your clients and to work as a Sports Massage Therapist.

This courses teaches the foundations to massage therapy and on conclusion of the course you will be able to provide a full body Sports Maintenance Massage, including work to the hands, feet and stomach.

During the course you will be introduced to the following techniques.

Techniques include:

  • Effleurage (an introduction and flushing technique)
  • Petrissage (to include: kneeding, wringing and rolling techniques)
  • Tapotement (to include: hacking, cupping, pounding and more)
  • Friction technique (to include: Circular, transverse and longitudional superficial frictions)
  • Basic scapula release
  • An introduction to ITB release
  • Anatomy and Physiology for massage therapy.

Assessment methods: 

There are three assessment methods included within this course which include

  • Theory assessment
  • Practical assessment
  • Case study assessment
  • Plus all students need to complete 50 clinical hours (detailed in a clinical hours logbook)

Our Level 4 Sports and Remedial Massage Diploma focuses on advanced massage techniques, with application to injury treatment. 

During the course you will be introduced to a range of common sports injuries, along with a range of advanced massage techniques. Focus is drawn to the design of inury treatment plans, which include pre-treatment assessment, treatment through the use of massage techniques and post treatment testing. 

 

On successful completion of this course you will be able to treat sports injuries, gain insurance to practise and join a professional body such as the FHT or STO and work as a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist.

Techniques include:

  • Muscle Energy Techniques (METs are massage technique that includes a stretch to the musce tissue) such as: 
    • Soft Tissue Release (STR – sometimes referred to as Pin and Stretch)
    • PNF stretching 
    • Myofascial Release techniques
  • Neuromuscular Techniques (NMTs are massage techniques that produce an ischemic response through the use of static pressure) such as:
    • Trigger pointing and strain-counter-strain
    • Manual compression
  • Other techniques also referred to include:
    • Active Movement Technique
    • Deep frictions
    • Theromodalities (Hot & Cold therapy)
    • Introduction to Kinesiology taping
  • Joint and muscle testing is a large compenent of the course and will be intriduced alongside massage techiques. Joint and musce testing is often referred to as Musculoskeletal examination and assessment.

Assessment methods: 

This course has three assessment methods which include

  • A practical assessment
  • Video assessment
  • Detailed case study assessment
  • Plus all students need to complete 100 clinical hours (recorded within a clinical hours logbook)

Our Combined Level 3 and Level 4 Sports and Remedial Massage Diploma will develop both your foundation massage skills and your advanced massage skills. 

The course will start with the basics of massage therapy along with anatomy and physiology and over the weeks you will develop both your theory and practical  skills. 

On conclusion of the Level 3 elements you will be able to provide a full body Sports Maintenance Massage. Once all of the Level 3 elemetns are completed you will gain your Level 3 certificate. 

The course will then progress onto the Level 4 elements and advanced massage development.  

Level 4 elements focuse on advanced massage techniques and injury management. 

During this part of the course you will be introduced to a range of common sports injuries, along with a range of advanced massage techniques.

Focus will be drawn to treatment design and injury assessment.

On successful completion of this course you will be able to treat sports injuries, gain professional insurance to practise and join a professonal body such as the FHT or STO and work as a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist.

Techniques include:

  • Effleurage
  • Petrissage
  • Tapotement
  • Soft Tissue Release (STR)
  • Myofascial Release techniques
  • Neuro Muscular Techniques (NMT)
  • Trigger pointing and strain-counter-strain
  • Active Movement Technique
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
  • Deep frictions
  • Theromodalities (Hot & Cold therapy)
  • PNF stretching
  • Introduction to Kinesiology taping
  • MSK examination and assessment (joint and muscle testing).

Assessment:

To complete the combined Level 3 and 4 diploma, you need to complete all assessments at Level 3 and Level 4 along with 150 clinical hours in total.

Book Your Place

Secure your place now with a £99 course deposit.

Click the relevant course image below to book your place.

Level 3 Certificate

£1,157.00

Level 3 Sports Massage

Level 4 Diploma 

£1,197.00

Level 4 Sports Massage

Combined Level 3 & 4 Diploma

£2,194.00

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Course Formats Available

Level 3 Sports Massage Certificate

Our Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy course will enable you to offer maintenance Sports Massage Therapy to your clients and to work as a Sports Massage Therapist.

This courses teaches the foundations to massage therapy and on conclusion of the course you will be able to provide a full body Sports Maintenance Massage, including work to the hands, feet and stomach.

During the course you will be introduced to the following techniques.

Techniques include:

  • Effleurage
  • Petrissage
  • Tapotement
  • Friction technique
  • An introduction to PNF stretching
  • Basic scapula release
  • An introduction to ITB release
  • Anatomy and Physiology for massage therapy.

Assessment methods: 

There are three assessment methods included within this course which include

  • Theory assessment
  • Practical assessment
  • Case study assessment
  • Plus all students need to complete 50 clinical hours

Level 4 Sports & Remedial Massage Diploma

 

Our Level 4 Sports and Remedial Massage Diploma focuses on advanced massage techniques. 

During the course you will be introduced to a range of common sports injuries, along with a range of advanced massage techniques.

Focus will be drawn to injury assessment, treatment design and treatment.

On successful completion of this course you will be able to treat sports injuries, gain professional insurance to practise and join a professional body such as the FHT or STO and work as a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist.

Techniques include:

  • Soft Tissue Release (STR)
  • Myofascial Release techniques
  • Neuro Muscular Techniques (NMT)
  • Trigger pointing
  • Active Movement Technique
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
  • Deep frictions
  • Theromodalities (Hot & Cold therapy)
  • PNF stretching
  • Introduction to Kinesiology taping
  • MSK examination and assessment (joint and muscle testing).

Assessment methods: 

This course has three assessment methods which include

  • A practical assessment
  • Video assessment
  • Detailed case study assessment
  • Plus all students need to complete 100 clinical hours
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    Combined Level 3 & Level 4 Sports and Remedial Massage Diploma

    Our Combined Level 3 and Level 4 Sports and Remedial Massage Diploma will develop both your foundation massage skills and your advanced massage skills. 

    The course will start with the basics of massage therapy along with anatomy and physiology and over the weeks you will develop both your theory and practical  skills. 

    On conclusion of the Level 3 elements you will be able to provide a full body Sports Maintenance Massage. Once all of the Level 3 elements are completed you will gain your Level 3 certificate. 

    The course will then progress onto the Level 4 elements and advanced massage development.  

    Level 4 elements focus on injury assessment, treatment design, and treatment. 

    During this part of the course you will be introduced to a range of common sports injuries, along with a range of advanced massage techniques.

    On successful completion of this course you will be able to treat sports injuries, gain professional insurance to practise and join a professional body such as the FHT or STO and work as a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist.

    Techniques include:

    • Effleurage
    • Petrissage
    • Tapotement
    • Soft Tissue Release (STR)
    • Myofascial Release techniques
    • Neuro Muscular Techniques (NMT)
    • Trigger pointing
    • Active Movement Technique
    • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
    • Deep frictions
    • Theromodalities (Hot & Cold therapy)
    • PNF stretching
    • Introduction to Kinesiology taping
    • MSK examination and assessment (joint and muscle testing).

    Assessment methods: 

    In total the combined diploma has six assessment methods which include

    • A theory assessment
    • Basic case study assessment
    • Practical assessment at Level 3
    • A practical assessment at Level 4
    • Video assessment
    • Detailed case study assessment
    • Plus all students need to complete 150 clinical hours in total (50 at Level 3 and 100 at Level 4)

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    Other topics include

    • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
    • The consultation process
    • Postural assessment including examination and assessment for injury
    • Sports and remedial injuries and considerations for treatment
    • Treatment design for injury and management
    • Health and safety
    • Code of conduct

    Course prerequisites

    Students are required to be 18 years or above to study both the Level 3 and Level 4 course.
    Students should have an adequate level of English to be able to complete the written course assessments.
    There are no other prerequisites to study the Level 3 only course or the combined Level 3 & 4 Diploma. But, students should be prepared to complete self-study hours.

    An accepted Level 3 sports massage or massage qualification is required to study the Level 4 only in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy and students should be 18 years or above.

    Students should, however, be prepared to complete self-study hours.

    Benefits & Supportive resources

    Key Benefits include: 

    • Structured home study
    • Quality practical training
    • Online revision platform that can be accessed via app or laptop at any time. The Online revision platform contains many theory based recap videos along with videos of practical demonstrations to aid homebased practise and revision in between training weekends
    • Video demonstrations of skills for added support available on Core Elements YouTube channel
    • Academic support by phone and email
    • Eligible to join the Sports Therapy Organisation and the Federation of Holistic Therapists, professional association
    • Ability to gain professional insurance for practise via Balens or BGI (or via the STO or FHT) and to use the title ‘Sports Massage Therapist’ (at Level 3) or ‘Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist’ (at Level 4)
    • Option to progress straight to Level 4 (from Level 3) and to Level 5 (from Level 4)

     

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    Course Tutors: Dawn Morse & Georgina King

    Lead Course Tutor:

    Dawn Morse BSc, PGCE, MSc is the lead course tutor and the founding Director of Core Elements Training. 

     

    Dawn has a Masters Degree in Sports and Health Sciences, is a qualified teacher with a PGCE in post compulsory education and has over 15 years of teaching and lecturing experience.

    Prior to establishing Core Elements, Dawn was the programme leader for the University of Bath Sports Therapy foundation degree and taught across all three years of the degree. Dawn has also worked as an associate lecturer for 5 years for the Open University.

    Along with teaching and lecturing experience Dawn has worked for many years as a Sports Massage and Sports Therapist within a clinical environment.

     

    Assistant Course Tutor: 

    Georgina King BSc (Hons), SST

    Georgina graduated from the University of Worcester with a First Class Honors degree in Sports Therapy. During her time at University Georgina worked with Worcester Warriors Rugby and Academy, Worcester Wolves Basketball and National Taekwondo providing pitch side medical cover and clinical work.

    Georgina currently works as a lead Sports Therapist for The Courtyard Clinic in Malmesbury and as First Team Sports Therapist at Corsham Rugby Club, Dorset and Wiltshire and Devizes Ladies. Following her passion for Medicine and First Aid Georgina completed her First Aid Instructor and Assessor qualification, and First Response in Emergency Care, along with an Award in Education and Training. Georgina has a keen interest in teaching and helping others to develop within the Sporting and Medical Industry. Georgina assists and teaches on several of Core Elements courses including Level 3 Sports Massage, Rehabilitation for Sport and Exercise, Electrotherapy and Ultrasound, Sports Taping and Strapping and Kinesiology Taping. 

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    Course Deposit & Payment plan

    A place on our upcoming Level 3, Level 4 and Combined Diploma courses can be secured with a £99 course deposit

    The remaining balance can then be paid over 1 or 2 further instalments or an interest free payment plan. 

    If you would like to take advantage of the Interest Free Payment Plan, early booking is advised, as the plan can then be paid over a longer duration. All plans are set to start the month after your course deposit is paid, and end when the final course assessments are due in. 

    All payment plans are set to conclude when the final course assessment is due in (2 months after the final weekend for Level 3, and 3 months after the final weekend for Level 4)

    Our Level 3, Level 4 and Combined Level 3 and 4 Sports and Remedial Massage Diploma training courses, are accredited by the
    Federation of Holistic Therapists and the Sports Therapy Organisation.

    Course graduates can join either the FHT or the STO professional bodies upon graduation and gain insurance to practise.

    Book Now with a £99 course deposit and the outstanding balance can be paid via interest free instalments

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    Want to find out more about the course?

    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