ITEC Level 5 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Kean Street Wellbeing Centre
This course has now started
Course Code: FRQ17
Duration: 7 sessions (over 7 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course builds upon the content of the level 4 certificate. You will expand your knowledge of the nervous system, injuries, how to perform complex clinical testing, and will explore literature to reinforce your treatment approach. You will learn further advanced massage techniques such as positional release techniques, consolidate muscle energy techniques, and much more. The ultimate aim of this level is to prepare you to work autonomously in the sports and remedial massage sector.
This course is recognised by leading professional associations for sports massage and soft tissue therapy (Sports Massage Association, Sports Therapy Association).
What will we cover?
This course comprises of two units:
iUSP158 Conducting Complex Assessments for Sports Massage-
You will explore how to perform assessments of sports specific posture and gait, conducting complex assessment methods for sports massage, and devising sports massage treatment plans from the information gathered. You will link your analysis to evidence informed practice to support your treatment planning.
iUSP156 Provide Complex Massage Techniques for Sports Massage-
You will apply complex massage techniques and provide appropriate aftercare to support your client’s presentation.
Alongside this course, you will be required to undertake and achieve the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage qualification if you do not hold this already.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
The following intended learning outcomes are not exhaustive:
- Recognise neurological presentations (including dermatomes, myotomes and clinical testing).
- Describe and confidently discuss a selection of neurological injuries.
- Recognise sports specific posture and gait and analyse findings.
- Confidently explore evidence based practice and reflect upon literature.
- Explain complex case history and assessment taking.
- Confidently apply specialised soft tissue techniques.
- Consolidate your learning and autonomous practitionership.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You are required to hold the ITEC/VCTC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage and the level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage or equivalent prior to starting this course.
This course will build upon the academic skills you attained during the ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage, and there is an expectation that you have a GCSE/Level 2 English or are working towards it. As you progress through the course, you will be required to complete assignments which will require personal research to support your work. You will also use Harvard referencing within your work (as directed by your tutor).
You will be expected to engage with the online resources throughout this course on Google Classroom. Please ensure you have access to a computer. It is recommended that you are familiar with accessing Google (Google Docs, Google Classroom, Google Slides), although you will receive guidance from your tutor.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- This course will use 'flipped learning' to ensure your learning is interactive and effective. This method involves students accessing tutor set online content in preparation for each session, enabling a deeper level of learning to take place in the classroom.
- You will also be taught using a variety of activities including games, quizzes, small group activities, massage practice, and projects.
- You will also build a portfolio of evidence through completing set assignments, case studies, and in-class tests and activities.
- You will be required to keep a personal learning plan which will show your journey through your training. It is recommended that you spend at least 5 hours a week completing work/research out of class
- You will sit an end of course practical exam which will be invigilated by an ITEC examiner.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
For practical sessions you will be required to bring the following:
- Massage oil
- Appropriate clothing to give and receive treatment
- Pens and note paper
Suggested reading to support your learning (this will be discussed during your first session):
- Sports and Remedial Massage - Mel Cash
- Advanced Remedial Massage and Soft tissue Therapy - Mel Cash
- Hands-on Sports Therapy - Keith Ward
- Ross and Willson, Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness - Anne Waugh, Allison Grant
- Concise book of muscle - Chris Jarmey.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
- Continued Professional Development (CPD) training such as advanced massage, hands-free massage.
- Other professional complementary therapy courses such as ITEC reflexology and aromatherapy
- A natural progression includes undergraduate studies in Physiotherapy, Osteopathy or Chiropractic medicine.
Trevor is a registered and practising Osteopath, Complementary Therapist and Pilates instructor who has been working within the sector since 2004. He has a practice in Central London which enables him to share clinical experiences with his students. Trevor has had the opportunity to promote complementary medicine through interviews on BBC London and numerous magazine reviews. He has also written articles for industry and professional body magazines and presented at the CAM expo, London. Trevor began teaching Sports and Remedial Massage in 2007 and has since taught a variety of subjects for complementary therapy and fitness sectors throughout the UK. He is a fully qualified tutor, assessor and mentor/coach. Outside of complementary medicine, Trevor also works in teacher education at City Lit. Trevor began his Pilates journey from an early age as a part of dance training. He completed his Pilates qualification with STOTT PILATES and since qualifying, has taught at several Pilates studios and gyms. He enjoys delivering clinical Pilates which is ideal for the treatment of musculoskeletal problems. Website: www.TrevorEngland.com
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.