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Become a Sports Massage Therapist

YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

A Level 3 sports massage therapist’s role includes planning, providing and evaluating sports massage treatments. Treatments can be carried out for pre-, post- and inter-event, maintenance and restorative purposes, using a range of basic massage techniques. 
Scope of practice is restricted to working on dysfunctional tissue and excludes working on recent acute injuries or pre-existing conditions. This qualification is the pre-requisite to the Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy course where you can work with both uninjured and injured tissue and treat someone a lot closer to the acute phase.

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be eligible to take out a membership with a professional body such as The Association of Soft Tissue Therapists, The Sports Therapy Association, and Federation of Holistics Therapists. This qualification also awards 10 CIMSPA points.


Great course!  I couldn't believe how much I'd learned from the first day to the assessment.  There was a lot of ground to cover, but I never felt under pressure and felt really well supported.  My fellow students were brilliant and the number on the course was perfect!  I found that the attendance days were really well structured with loads of practical time and plenty of time for individual questions.  The location was ideal with parking close by. Thanks for your patience Michelle!  I look forward to booking Level 4 with you!

Courses in Midlands, UK

Pay course in full: £849
Or pay a £125 deposit to use our 3, 6, 9 or 12 month interest-free payment plan.
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Course Info
Study & Assessment  Options

The Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is a LIVE course, which involves both distance learning and attendance to course dates.

This LIVE course includes some distance learning plus six mandatory course attendance dates for practical elements. All assessments can be completed on the course dates, but theory exams can be deferred to a later date if you wish or even completed prior the the course dates should you enrol early enough. 

How long does it take to complete the course?

You have up to 12 months from when you enrol, but it is often completed much sooner than that. As long as you complete the distance learning wither before or during the course dates, and you complete the theory exams and practical assessments during the course, you can expect to be complete by the last attendance date (subject to any re-assessments if required).

What course materials and support will I receive?

Live Course (with 6 attendance days)

  • YMCA Awards course manuals,

  • Assessment paperwork for all units,

  • Recommended reading list,

  • Attendance to six tutor taught course dates (including assessments),

  • Link to further presentations and mock exams,

  • Access to a personal tutor,

  • Access to our study support Facebook Group.

Workshop Dates

Compulsory Attendance Dates

New Year 2023


Dates: 11th, 18th January, 1st, 15th February, 1st, 8th March 2023

Venue: Fit4Training, Telford

Times: 9.30-2.30pm

Spring 2023


Dates: 22nd, 29th March, 19th April, 3rd, 17th, 24th May 2023

Venue: Fit4Training, Telford

Times: 9.30-2.30pm

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