SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY AIQ - LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE

Duration: 19 weeks
Level: Level 4
Last Updated: 23-07-20

The Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is designed for those seeking to take already established Sports Massage skills and knowledge to a higher level.

Each module aims to enhance and develop current skills, with particular focus on assessment, techniques and the treatment of modalities to support soft tissue repair.

Natural progression from the Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy Diploma at Preston's College, many learners successfully complete both programmes, before progressing into industry.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

This qualification aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to practice as a safe and efficient Sports Massage Therapist, with additional support for the course being provided by the awarding body Active IQ.

During the course, you will study a selection of modules, including:

  • Conducting subjective and objective assessment
  • Providing sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injury
  • Treating modalities to support soft tissue repair

Each module will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge needed for success in industry, with skills advanced in:

  • The clinical procedures for client assessment and treatment planning
  • How to conduct objective physical assessments
  • Neuromuscular and soft tissue mobilisation techniques used in sports massage
  • How to apply effective neuromuscular and soft tissue mobilisation techniques
  • How to utilise soft tissue techniques appropriate to specific clients
  • Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair

The course offers a good split in delivery of practical and theory, with 60% of your time being spent in practical sessions.

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

As a learner on this course, you will have access to industry standard teaching facilities, consisting of large, open plan teaching areas, with separate spaces for theory and practical learning. Practical areas provide hand washing facilities, privacy curtains and privacy blinds to allow all learners to perfect higher level skills and develop expected industry performance.

When undertaking practical work, you will have access to massage beds, bolsters, towels, bed roll, massage oils and creams.

This is a Level 4 programme, meaning you must hold a recognised Level 3 Sports Massage qualification to join the course.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

The course offers a good split in delivery of practical and theory, with 60% of your time being spent in practical sessions.

To successfully achieve the qualification all assessments must be passed. Assessments on this course include five written assessments (submitted as a portfolio of evidence), six practical demonstrations and one written assignment.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

To successfully achieve the qualification all assessments must be passed. Assessments on this course include five written assessments (submitted as a portfolio of evidence), six practical demonstrations and one written assignment.

A pre-requisite for entry onto this programme is a recognised Level 3 Sports Massage qualification.

No specific kit or uniform is required but you are expected to dress appropriately for practical sessions. During practical sessions, jeans or skirts, long sleeved tops or healed and open toe shoes are prohibited, with learners being advised to wear trainers and active wear.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You must hold a recognised Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy qualification.

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