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Massage Courses

Professional Sports Massage Therapist Training - Offer the Most Popular in Demand Therapy to Your Clients

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ITEC Sports Massage Course Level 3  

Train with an Award Winning National Training School.

ITEC Level 3 Sports Massage is a Fast Track Course; this professional qualification is equivalent to an NVQ level 3

Train with an Award Winning School, Established 1998.

This course is available to a complete beginner without any previous massage experience and looking to train as a Professional Sports Massage Therapist.

It is also very popular with existing massage therapists looking to add this sought after therapy to the list that they currently offer their clients. It is in demand and regularly requested by many with specific issues.

This is the most popular massage therapy requested by clients, making it one of the most popular and busy courses on offer.

We offer a great price and also instalment options for those who want to budget as they train, making it affordable for everyone.


How Long is This Course?

This in an intensive fast track 6 days ITEC massage course which is spread over just a few months.

Do I need a level 1, 2 or 3 in full body massage to join this class?

No

This course is perfect for complete beginners with no previous massage experience looking for a recognised professional qualification in sports massage that you can use professionally and charge clients for a sports massage once completed and passed.

Small classes, giving you individual attention, a maximum of only 14 per class.


Can I take one of your advanced massage courses like pregnancy, hot stone, MLD etc after I complete and pass this sports course qualification?

Yes you can

This qualification is acceptable for you to then continue onto learning the more advanced massage one day courses with us.

 


Course Includes


● ITEC Professional level 3 Sports Massage Therapy Qualification recognised in the UK and overseas
● Anatomy and Physiology
● Principles of Health and Fitness
● Professional Practice in Sports Massage
● Understand the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction
● This course is an investment in your future, you will be able to gain professional insurance and charge for treatments after taking this course.

We require just a small deposit to book and rather than paying the balance in full straight away, (which you can if you wish to) to help you budget you can pay in 3 instalments for the balance. The full course balance/payment is required 21 days before the course start date.

Please note the cost of the ITEC Massage Exam fee is just £160.00, this includes the A & P exam and all admin fees


Maybe you are looking for a rewarding change in career?

Or are you looking for another Income?

This course is for you! Become a Qualified Practitioner in just a few short months and fulfil your potential.

We offer this course at a discounted rate compared to other schools, making it affordable to all but keeping standards high

This is important so that you will receive an excellent course, run by passionate and knowledgeable tutors.


We offer this course at a discounted rate compared to other schools, making it affordable to all but keeping standards high

This is important so that you will receive an excellent course, run by passionate and knowledgable tutors.

This is a beginners course into sports massage NOT sports therapy.

You will gain the knowledge of sports massage techniques including the deeper tissue aspects but will not be working into sports injuries diagnosis or treatment as this can be done at higher levels.

We advise looking into ITEC level 4&5 after completing your ITEC sports massage level 3 as these offer great additions to you basis you will learn on this course.


This Course is for Complete Beginners, no previous massage experience necessary to attend.

This course gives you a recognised professional qualification to one of the highest levels.

We are an ITEC approved registered training school with popular locations in the UK.

All course information is easy to find right here

You can find the full course description, times and price on this page - For venues and dates on offer, when ready simply click on the purple view dates or book now button.



Price Just £1,345.00

We offer this course between £200 - £600 cheaper than other schools in order to make it affordable for more students, which we feel is important. It is of the same high standard and we are an award winning school with passionate and excellent tutors.

When you book with us you can be assured that you will receive a course of high quality making sure you have everything you need to set up as a new therapist, not only a wonderful course manual but you will also receive free helpful information manuals (accounts and business) sent to all students who attend.


Where can I find the dates I need to attend?

You can find these on our date information page - by clicking on the purple date button. All 6 dates you need to attend can be found on this page; there is a green link available on this page for you to view them all


Why Thousands of Students Book with us each year?

We have a long standing excellent reputation, established in 1998.

We look after our students from day one; giving you the personal touch we feel is important. We are here to answer any questions you may have and give you aftercare once you have finished training with us too if required.

Pay just a small deposit to secure your place and you can then pay the balance for your massage training in instalments if you wish, to help you budget.

We offer this course cheaper than many other schools in order to make it affordable to more students, which we feel is important. It is the same high standard and we are an award winning school with passionate, excellent tutors.

When you book with us you will be assured to receive a course of high quality making sure you have everything you need to set up as a new therapist, not only a wonderful course manual but you will also receive free helpful information manuals (accounts and business) sent to all students who attend.


Added Extra to all of our ITEC students attending this course!

FREE VIDEO OF THE ITEC SPORTS MASSAGE TECHNIQUES

When you attend this course with us you will receive access to a FREE film showing you the techniques you will learn on this course, so you do not have to try and remember it!

A fantastic visual reminder to help you (with an explanation on the techniques you covered), that you can view whenever you need to.

This is ALL included in the price of your course and you also get a comprehensive manual too and full support from your tutor by email if you need it between training dates.

We make sure you are looked after from start to finish and we have a 99 - 100% pass rate for our ITEC courses, which reflects our care and attention to all students.


Hours

9.30am - 5.30pm

Small classes give you the individual attention you will need.

 

Venues

We are currently offering this course in Leicester and London first date is loaded and more will be added - Then coming soon to our other venues in Summer and Autumn of 2021.

IF YOU WISH TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST FOR OUR OTHER VENUES INCLUDING MANCHESTER, SCOTLAND, IRELAND AND SOMERSET AND BE THE FIRST TO KNOW NEW DATES - PLEASE EMAIL US TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK NOW

If you do not wish to wait that long and you want to do this course as soon as possible with us and you are able (as others have) to travel to London or Leicester we would suggest to book at another venue and secure your chosen start date as soon as possible as places are likely to book fast.

We have students (due to word of mouth and recommendation) travelling long distances to attend this course with us, we only take small numbers so it is on a first come first served basis with regard to your deposit payment to secure your place.

ITEC qualifications are recognised in 32 countries around the world, making it an international qualification of excellence.


DATES

TO FIND OUR DATES PLEASE CLICK ON THE PURPLE 'VIEW DATES' BUTTON LOCATED ON THIS PAGE

Once on the dates page - there is also a link in green when you click on that green link this is where they can view all 6 dates that you need to attend

WE HAVE PLENTY OF WEEKEND AND WEEKDAY OPTIONS

On our date page you will see the starting dates for each course option and the venue it is running at.

Please note

ITEC issue an internationally recognised government body qualification, which is accepted by the other bodies like FHT, The Guild, CTHA, etc. 

These other professional bodies above are not required to accredit an ITEC course as they already offer a government passed qualification, they all already accept and recognise this qualification so if you are with one of these professional bodies for your insurance you can add this training to it.

The following professional bodies below are just some (there are many more) who accept and recognised this qualification for insurance purposes, so that you can use this professionally as a self-employed therapist or a professional full time therapist working in a hotel or salon in the UK or overseas.

Course Accredited or Approved by the following bodies:

Accredited Certified & Insurable Course - Price £1345.00

Become a Professional Sports Massage Therapist and Train with one of the Largest Massage Schools in the UK

THE COST OF THIS COURSE IS JUST £1,345.00

We are offering this course at a reduced price, making it affordable for all students and instalment payments are also available if needed.

An affordable cost but no compromise on quality, you will be taught by expert tutors, leaders in their fields, a high quality course with small numbers, making sure you get one to one tuition.

Our price includes the Anatomy and Physiology, you can take the A & P part of the course before you attend the practical massage dates or if you prefer can complete it at the same time as you learn the massage - the choice is yours

Small classes, giving you individual attention, a maximum of only 14 per class.



Why Book with us?

We are an award winning school, Number One Training School (out of over 80 schools) in the Beauty Industry Survey - By The Guild of Beauty and Holistic Therapists.

We have been Voted The Guild Awards of Excellence 'Best Training School' by students and won multiple years in a row! We maintain high standards and are proud of our team of passionate and caring tutors.

When you book with us you have peace of mind, as we have a proven track record - established in 1998 and accredited by the top professional bodies.


Do I need a level 1, 2 or 3 in full body massage to join this class?

No

This course is perfect for complete beginners with no previous massage experience looking for a recognised professional qualification in sports massage that you can use professionally and charge clients for a sports massage once completed and passed.


ITEC exam fee and online Infection Prevention unit short course

There is a £160 (ITEC exam and admin fee) that you will be charged for by your massage tutor (this is an ITEC fee, which is set by ITEC and the same for all schools you take this exam with) ITEC now require all learners to take an online Infection Prevention unit and exam as a prerequisite to the Diploma in Massage qualification, this is a small charge of £20 per student. The aim of this unit is to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and how to work safely.

Learners will develop knowledge on the importance of social responsibility, the causes, transmission and effects of COVID-19, and the methods used to control transmission, such as correct hand hygiene and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). They will also gain an understanding of the safe working practices required to protect themselves and their clients. You will be provided with the documents to study by your tutor and will take the short exam during the duration of your course.

Please note this is not an extra Gateway fee, ITEC charge this regardless with which school you sign up with to take this course, they are standard charges.


You can find us on the ITEC web site as a fully approved ITEC registered school for the following locations

London

Times 9.30am - 5.30pm

https://www.itecworld2.co.uk/Qual/CollegeQual?CollegeID=203566

Manchester

Times 10am - 6pm

https://www.itecworld.co.uk/itec/Qual/CollegeQual?CollegeID=500203

Dorset/Somerset

Times 9.30am - 5.30pm

https://www.itecworld.co.uk/itec/Qual/CollegeQual?CollegeID=500471

Leicester - Midlands

Times 9.30am - 5.30pm

https://www.itecworld.co.uk/find-a-centre/?Qual=Massage&TownCity=Leicester+&search_type=centres

Glasgow in Scotland

Times 9.30am - 5.30pm

https://www.itecworld.co.uk/itec/Qual/CollegeQual?CollegeID=500555

Belfast in Ireland

Times 9.30am - 5.30pm

https://www.itecworld.co.uk/itec/Qual/CollegeQual?CollegeID=500553

 

ITEC Level 3 (The QCF level 3 framework, is the most up to date qualification offered by ITEC)

The Qualification is accepted worldwide - Passed by the Government so if you want to work within the NHS or palliative care, in a salon or as a mobile therapist etc, this qualification will allow you to do so, enabling you to take your career further.


This is intensive but is easy to learn in just 6 days

Please note this is spread over approximately 3-4 months as ITEC does not allow consecutive days as you will need to do case studies in-between.

You will need to complete all 6 days to complete the course and take the exam which is held approximately a month after the course ends.

If you miss a date due to illness (a doctor’s note will be required) you can catch up with the routine via our online video. You will then be required to have a Skype session with the tutor to ensure you stay up to date with the class.

You will be required to catch up on anything that you have missed in your own time so you can still continue the course and take the exam. One course date can only be missed with proof of a doctor’s note and if two course dates are missed, you will need to start and pay for the course again.

ITEC level 3 Sports Massage Course is fast track and the 6 days practical massage training is spaced over approximately 3-4 months.


Why are other Diploma Sports Massage Courses run over a Weekend or 2/3 Days?

What is the difference and why will I benefit doing this course?

Weekend diploma sports massage courses that some other schools offer are not long enough for a training school to allow you to then train in advanced courses like hot stone massage, deep tissue etc.  The requirement is at least 6 days training for a level 3 qualification. If you attend a shorter course this is only level 2 and not the level required to continue your massage training.

You will not be able to join FHT or many other professional bodies unless you have an ITEC 3 or above in full body massage or Sports Massage and a weekend course will NOT provide you with this level.


Many students come to us to retrain after finding out their qualification with other schools for around £300 - £600 was only a level 2 and not accepted by insurance companies to practice with the general public professionally.

They come to us to then train for the required hours needed which is only achievable over 6 days (hence being more expensive) but please be aware you get what you pay for! There is a reason why other schools’ courses can be so cheap and only over a couple of days.


Pass Rate

The tutors' pass rate has been 99-100% for massage; this is down to the small classes of no more than 14 students, giving you the individual attention required.


What to Wear
Please be aware that a black polo shirt or professional tunic and black trousers and black flat shoes are mandatory for the course.

What to Bring
●     2 Bath sheets, 1 bath towel, 2 hand towels
●     Antiseptic wipes
●     Antibacterial hand gel
●     Black polo shirt, black trousers, black flat shoes
●     Course books (see ITEC book list - which can be found on the ITEC web site, the tutor can send this to you on request when you book)
ITEC is an independent professional examinations board whose examinations are recognised nationally and internationally.

Examination Module

ITEC Practical Exam between 45-60 minutes.
ITEC 9 Sports Massage Treatment Evidence.
ITEC Written Assignment unit 452- Principles of Health and Fitness.
ITEC Written Assignment unit 453 – Professional Practice in Sports Massage.
ITEC Written Assignment unit 454 – Understand the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction.

ITEC Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage unit 451 - 25 multiple choice questions.

If you have any concerns with regard to the exams, due to the small numbers we take for this course the tutor can tailor make your learning to cover any weak areas you may have, guiding you through and making it an easy process.


Certificates, Times, Venue and Balance Payment Information.
For course times, venue information etc. please use/click on the information tabs above where this information can be found.

The balance of the course fee is paid direct to the tutor and they will contact you by email as soon as the deposit is paid for the course.


Course Manuals
All course manuals are included in the price of the course - you will get a bound hard copy course manual given to you on the day of your training.

Our Extra Gifts to You!
You will also get a complimentary Anatomy and Physiology manual as our gift to you - worth £10!
This is given to you when you sign up for a course as an e-manual, via a link in your course confirmation from your tutor.

You do NOT have to read this before your course.

You do NOT have to bring it with you as it is for later reference if you need it.

It is an extra manual to save you having to buy Anatomy and Physiology books later, saving you money.

We also send you the Gateway therapist accounts package after you have completed a course with us - complimentary worth £10!


Course Accreditations
This course is insurable and accredited by the professional bodies, ITEC, FHT, CTHA, Guild of Holistic Therapists, ITEC in affiliation with VTCT, Towergate, ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists.

For more information, see Accreditation & Entry Requirements information tab above

Certifications/Qualifications Attained
ITEC recognised International Qualification

Insurable, allowing you to gain insurance and use therapy with the general public and charge.

Specialising in small classes for individual attention
Why book with us - Accredited, Established, Trusted, Recognised and Insurable Qualifications


Who do we train?
Every year we train thousands of therapists, from Champneys Health Resort, large professional salons like Dior, leading hotels like the Mandarin Oriental Spa at the Knightsbridge 5 star hotel, the Sanctuary, John Lewis Spa, Bobbi Brown, Channel 4 as well as training therapists and complete beginners who come to us at one of our many venues.



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Certificates, Times, Venue and Balance Payment Information.

For course times, venue information etc. Please use/click on the information tabs above where this information can be found.

The balance of the course fee is paid direct to the tutor and they will contact you by email as soon as the deposit is paid for the course.


Course Manuals

All course manuals are included in the price of the course - you will get a bound hard copy course manual given to you on the day of your training.

Our Extra Gifts to You!

You will also get a complimentary Anatomy and Physiology manual as our gift to you - worth £10!
This is given to you when you sign up for a course as an e-manual, via a link in your course confirmation from your tutor.

You do NOT have to read this before your course.

You do NOT have to bring it with you as it is for later reference if you need it.

It is an extra manual to save you having to buy Anatomy and Physiology books later saving you money.

We also send you the Gateway therapist accounts package after you have completed a course with us - complimentary worth £10!


Course Accreditations

This course is insurable, accredited or approved by the professional bodies, ITEC in affiliation with VTCT, ITEC, FHT, CTHA, ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists, Guild of Holistic Therapists, Towergate, Thinktree.

For more information, see Accreditation & Entry Requirements information tab above

Certifications/Qualifications Attained

ITEC recognised International Qualification
 

Insurable allowing you to gain insurance and use therapy with the general public and charge.

Specialising in small classes for individual attention
Why book with us - Accredited, Established, Trusted, Recognised and Insurable Qualifications


Who do we train?

Every year we train thousands of therapists, from Champneys Health Resort, large professional salons like Dior, leading hotels like the Mandarin Oriental Spa at the Knightsbridge 5 star hotel, the Sanctuary, John Lewis Spa, Bobbi Brown, Channel 4 as well as training therapists and complete beginners who come to us at one of our many venues.


What will I learn When I Attend this Massage Therapist Course?

● What is meant by the "Sports Massage” and how to provide a variety of treatments
● How to carry out a full and effective client consultation including the importance of client care & ethics
● Health and Safety - Including First Aid skills and appropriate hygiene
● Professional Practice within Sports Massage
● Setting up and promoting a business
● Anatomy & Physiology - You can take this part of the course before you attend the practical massage dates or if you prefer can complete it at the same time
● Principles of health and fitness
● Understanding soft tissue dysfunction
● Breathing & relaxation techniques and awareness of stress management skills
● Self-care, correct posture & minimizing therapist strain when working
● Awareness and the importance of listening skills
● Tea, coffee, water, biscuits will be provided, students to bring their own lunch


Instalment Payments Available

You only have to pay a small deposit to secure your place and you can pay the balance for your sports massage training in instalments, to help you budget.

You can pay the balance straight away if you wish or up to 21 days before your course starts, giving you time to budget if needed.

This means you can book a course on our site in January that say is not starting until June and you would not need to pay the balance until May if you wanted to take advantage of the instalment payments.

Once you have paid your deposit, you can pay the balance in full or the final course massage fee can be paid in 3 easy affordable instalments if required and the tutor will send you information for this with their booking confirmation.


Why do other schools run this course over 15 - 20 days and charge more?

ITEC ask that the practical training is over 6 days and we have a 100% pass rate for this.

Other schools run this course over a longer period because they ask you to attend at the venue to also learn the Anatomy & Physiology. However to keep the number of days down that you attend and have to travel, the Anatomy & Physiology is learnt online at the convenience of your own home.

This way you do not have to travel to the venue for the A & P part of the course so often which keeps travel expenses down and also our overheads down and this is why we can offer this course at such a great discounted price!


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A SPECIALIST COURSE AND NOT OFFERED AT ALL OF OUR VENUES.

It is offered at a reduced price for Gateway students at just £1,3450.00 per student, We wanted to be as affordable as possible, so we are offering this course around £400 - £600 less than other similar courses.

The Anatomy and Physiology is learnt in the comfort of your own home, online.


This course is for complete beginners with no previous massage experience

It also includes in the price the ITEC level 3 in Anatomy and Physiology, which is learnt online for your convenience.


What if I already have a level 3 in Anatomy and Physiology?

If you already have a level 3 in Anatomy and Physiology, as per ITEC rules it needs to be a level 3 regulated qualification of 5 years or less and mapped exactly the same as the ITEC syllabus. In this case, you will not need to repeat this qualification and you will receive a £195 discount on the balance owed. ITEC rules are very clear that they will only accept a level 3 regulated qualification which you passed up to 5 years ago.

The tutor will have to check your qualification to approve it with them before you can obtain this discount. There is an ITEC charge of £40 if you decide to see if your previous qualification will enable you to be exempt from this section of the course.

WHEN MAKING YOUR BOOKING - Please pay the deposit as usual and let the tutor know within the notes section of the booking form that you already have a level 3 in Anatomy and Physiology and once confirmed they can take off the £195 from the balance you will need to pay them.


Is there any way my previous studies can contribute to an ITEC Level 3 in Sports Massage and I could speed up the process of becoming certified for insurance purposes?

You will need to complete the whole course to be issued with an ITEC certificate if this is the pathway you choose. You may be able to miss out the Anatomy and Physiology section but you will only be issued a 50% pass for this section of the course which would reflect in your overall grade.

Please see information taken from the ITEC website which says:

If the previous qualification is an ITEC qualification, then the student will receive the ITEC pass mark for the unit that is applied for.

If a student has e.g. a VTCT Anatomy and Physiology qualification and wishes to use this for RPL on the ITEC A&P unit within the Massage Diploma.

The college must make the student aware that the student will not have to do the ITEC exam, however only a pass mark of 50% will be given on the A&P unit as the original assessment was not carried out by ITEC.

This will definitely reflect in the overall mark and students would not be able to obtain a distinction. The college must complete the RPL form attached and return with a copy of the student’s previous qualification. This must be sent to ITEC with the enrolment form.


Dates for the Sports Massage Course

We have several options running during the year, please click on the 'view dates' purple button on this page to view what is on offer.

Once on the date page, you can then click on the green link named 'view the other dates' to view all 6 dates you will need to complete.

Please note this is the minimum allowance for this course as ITEC will not allow any less than 3- 4 months for your training due to case studies and practice time allowances.


What if I Cannot Attend all the Dates Advertised?

You will need to complete all 6 days to complete the course and take the exam which is held approximately a month after the course ends.

If you miss a date due to illness (a doctor’s note will be required) you can catch up with the routine via our online video. You will then be required to have a Skype session with the tutor to ensure you stay up to date with the class.

You will be required to catch up on anything that you have missed in your own time so you can still continue the course and take the exam. One course date can only be missed with proof of a doctor’s note and if two course dates are missed, you will need to start and pay for the course again.


How are We Able to Offer this Course at Such a Competitive Price?

By completing the anatomy and physiology online (or already having this qualification) and attending the rest of the course (the massage section) in London, this keeps the costs down making this a very popular alternative.

As you are learning the anatomy and physiology in the comfort of your own home, (it has a very high pass rate due to the quality of our content and tutors) you do not have to pay extra to attend at a venue which usually puts the course price up.

Due to the popularity of this course and its affordable price, it is on a first come first served basis with regard to deposits to secure your place.



This Sports Massage Therapists Course Trains you to ITEC Level 3

There is a minimum of 9 treatments to complete for this course, the full information on how to carry these out will be covered on your training days.

● No previous massage experience necessary
● Ideal for complete beginners
● You can use the qualification gained with this training to become a professional therapist
● You can work in a salon or you can work for yourself as a private home or mobile therapist, giving you an extra income
● This offers an Internationally Recognised Sports Massage Therapy Qualification
● The tutors pass rate has been 100% for massage
● Course available in Central London location


How Long is This Course?

This in an intensive fast track 6 days ITEC massage course which is spread over just a few months.


Can I use this Training to Then Attend your Advanced Courses like Hot Stone Massage or Deep Tissue?


Yes you can use this as your foundation and you will be able to then go on to train in sports massage or any of our advanced training courses like hot stone massage, MLD, pregnancy etc. with us or another school, safe in the knowledge that this professional qualification is accepted worldwide.


What is the Difference between the ITEC Massage Course and the BTEC Massage Course Qualification?


Many people ask us what is the difference between these two courses, BTEC is level 4 and ITEC level 3 however there is actually very little difference in the course content. Often students have already trained in other ITEC courses and wish to continue with them as they have enjoyed their high standard of training, others appreciate the pricing as it is often more reasonable than BTEC course costs.

This ITEC course is equivalent to an NVQ level 3 and is a professional qualification and will be accepted in all salons, clinics, gyms, corporate companies. You can also set up at home or mobile and gain insurance to work with the general public and charge for your massage as a professional therapist. Whether you train with us or another training company you should look for an ITEC level 3 or above qualification.

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