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L3 + L4 Sports Massage Diploma

L3 + L4 Sports Massage Diploma

L3 + L4 Sports Massage Diploma

Within this package diploma course you will be gaining the following qualifications:

• Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
• Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

This is a blended package that will teach you the foundations of Sports Massage Therapy through successful completion of the Level 3 qualification. Then progress your knowledge to the next level with the completion of the Level 4 qualification where you will learn more clinical techniques and gain an advanced level of understanding in regards to anatomical, physiological and pathological principles to aid the application of Sports Massage.

Location: Premier World Fitness, Leeds

You can now spread the cost of your course over 2 - 5 years with our finance options! See our Payment Information tab for more details.


Payment Options: Finance, Funding or Full Payment

6 - 12 months

L3 + L4 Sports Massage Diploma



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Course Information

Our internationally recognised Level 3 & Level 4 Sports Massage Diploma is one of our most popular qualifications. This combined diploma teaches you everything that you need to know to become a successful Sports Massage Therapist, and more!

During the Level 3 section of the course you will be learning the core fundamental skills that you would apply in your everyday massage therapy sessions along with gaining a great degree of understanding in the human anatomy. Once you then become competent and confident in your skills, we then progress onto the Level 4 Sports Massage qualification. This is where you will learn about the anatomical, physiological and pathological principles to aid the application of Sports Massage. It will provide you with advanced palpation skills and those needed to analyse posture and range of movement.

The two qualifications you will be undertaking are:

  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

Once qualified, as a Massage Therapist, you may be self-employed or an employed therapist in professional sporting arenas, gyms, private clinics, existing businesses and many other environments.

Course Structure


Level 3 Sports Massage section

From receiving your online login details you will be given a designated online tutor. You will be set work and given guidance on which online units to complete and what work you would need to complete in preparation for your practical attendance days. The practical days will be booked on registration to the course and are mandatory to pass the qualification.

2 Midweek Practical Days

Once the online learning is completed and you have completed your coursework, you will then attend your practical teaching days. Here you will be taught the practical skills required in order to successfully be able to complete client consultations, posture assessments and deliver practical massage techniques.

1 Assessment Day

During this assessment day you will be completing and creating a portfolio of work. This will include completing client analyses and delivering sports massage techniques to clients with appropriate injuries.

Level 4 Sports Massage section

The Level 4 section of this course is classroom based ONLY. You will then join onto one of our Level 4 classroom based courses after completing your Level 3 section. You can find a list of the Level 4 dates by clicking here.

Course Units

These are all Internationally recognised qualifications awarded through Active IQ who are governed by Skills Active. The units within the courses that you will be undertaking are:

The units that you will be completing at Level 3 are:

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage – Worksheets/Multi choice theory exam

Unit 2: Principles of Health and Fitness – Worksheets

Unit 3: Understand the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction – Worksheets

Unit 4: Professional Practice in Sports Massage – Worksheets

Unit 5: Sports Massage Treatments – Practical observations

The units that you will be completing at Level 4 are:

Unit 1 – Conducting subjective and objective assessment – worksheets & observations

Unit 2 – Provide sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injury – worksheets & observations

Unit 3 – Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair – worksheets

Payment Information

We have a number of options of how you can pay for this course. If you would like to book onto the course through our website, you have the following 2 options:

  • Option 1: £2200 full payment
  • Option 2: £250 deposit and 12 monthly payments of £162.50 at 0% interest. (Direct debit will be set up once the deposit has been paid).

We now offer payment plans over longer terms (from 2 – 5 years). If you would like to spread the costs over a longer period, you can apply for finance through our partner Ideal4Finance. It’s a quick and easy process where you get a decision in 60 seconds! Example payment structures are below:

  • Option 3: No deposit, £75 a month +APR for 24 months
  • Option 4: No deposit, £50 a month +APR for 36 months
  • Option 5: No deposit, £37.50 a month +APR for 48 months
  • Option 6: No deposit, £30 a month +APR for 60 months

To apply for finance, you can do so by clicking on the image below. If successful, you will receive the loan amount from the lender and then book yourself onto the course either through our website or over the phone. If you would like assistance or more information, please feel free to call one of our course advisors on 01132 866453.


Apply for an Advanced Learner Loan

To begin your application for an advanced learner loan, simply email Graham@velocity-pt.co.uk with the following details:

  • Full Name
  • Location
  • Course of Interest
  • How you would like to study your course (Online/Classroom)

From there we will then begin the application process with you for your desired course and also, most importantly, you can start studying.

Alternatively, feel free to call our head office on 01132 866453 and press ext 1 to speak to a course advisor.

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