Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy 


The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is a vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a sports massage practitioner working with injured clients. This qualification is designed for learners aged 18 years or over and the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 3 qualification in sports massage therapy or equivalent.

If you have a Level 3 Diploma in Massage you will be required to attend the bridging course which will then allow you to continue with the Level 4 Sports Massage Course.

Course aims

Increase your understanding of the advanced anatomical, physiological and pathological principles of sports massage. You will acquire advanced palpation skills, and learn how to analyse posture and movement, whilst developing a wide range of advanced massage skills and techniques to prevent and manage injury.

You will develop the skills to conduct subjective and objective assessments, which will cover active, passive and resisted range of movements, detailed postural analysis, functional testing and special tests. You will also develop the skills to work safely and effectively on muscle and para-tendon injuries using a variety of soft tissue techniques and will be able to advise on treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair.

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification will prepare you for employment as a sports massage practitioner working with injured clients. Learners who complete this qualification will be able to gain employment and obtain insurance to work as a sports massage practitioner. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of settings, including:

  • Private health clubs and leisure centres

  • Sports centres and clubs

  • Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

Dates & Cost

£1330 plus VTCT course registration fee £73.50

Level 4 Sports Massage Dates

2 & 3 November 2019

6 & 7 November 2019

30 November & 1 December 2019

18 & 19 January 2020

1 & 2 February 2020

8 & 9 February 2020

29 February & 1 March 2020

Venue The Healthy Living Company, 96 Northease Drive, Hove, BN3 8LH, United Kingdom

Tutor: Matt Phillips