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Sports Massage — Level 3 Diploma (VTCT)


Course ID: 174895

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • This Level 3 qualification is studied over 1 year.
  • No experience required.
  • Gain the knowledge and skills to provide sports massage (soft tissue therapy) to clients with no underlying pathological conditions.
  • Successful completion of course enables you to register as a Sports Massage Practitioner.

What to expect from the course

You will study the following modules:

• Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Sports Massage
• Principles of Exercise and Fitness
• Sports Massage Techniques
• Assessing Clients and Treatment Planning
• Assisting Tissue Repair
• Providing Professional Practice
• Providing Post-treatment Care.

Your progress will be assessed by:

• multiple choice theory paper/eAssessment theory paper
• worksheets
• observed assessment.


Diploma in Sports Massage level 3.

Why study with us?

Why Liv Coll
As a student at the City of Liverpool College you will benefit from an aspirational educational experience, passionate motivational teachers who are subject experts and receive full tutor support.
As part of your college course you will be involved in Work experience, enrichment activities and have sessions with lead industry guest speakers.
Your tutors will work closely with the progress support team to ensure you have every opportunity to reach your full potential.
You will be stretched and challenged to develop the lasted industry professional skills so you stand out from the crowd when applying for employment.
All of this from City Centre based sites.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

On completion of the qualification, you are able to:

- Apply for full membership of the Sports Therapy Organisation (STO).

- STO membership enables you to register with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) - the UK regulator for Complementary Healthcare.

- Use the title Registered Sports Massage Practitioner.

Example careers

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

You should have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (previously C) or above including Maths and English Language OR a minimum of Level 2 course in your chosen subject at merit or above and English Language and Maths at Level 2.
An enthusiasm and passion to succeed and develop yourself with great attendance will be vital to you achieving success on this course.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

19 years old or over at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 2225.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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