Course Code: TS1FE138 Sports Massage Therapy - Level 3 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 03 Nov 2022 Bispham Campus 24 Weeks / £2,225 Apply now 03 Nov 2023 Bispham Campus 24 Weeks / £2,225 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary This programme has been designed for those aged 19 and over who wish to pursue a career in the sports massage therapy industry. You’ll gain the practical and theoretical expertise to build a rewarding career in this field. We’ll provide you with access to specialist facilities at B&FC’s Bispham Campus, with training provided by our expert tutors. You’ll be expected to attend college on Wednesdays from 5 to 9pm for direct learning elements of the course. Independent study, and externally set assessments and research are also mandatory elements of this course. This course leads to a Level 3 Diploma. As such you may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover tuition fees. Entry Requirements Performing sports massage is a physical activity and learners will need to be fit enough to carry this out. Learners should have or be working towards a minimum of Level 2 Maths and English. All students will be required to undertake an interview and a Maths and English assessment prior to enrolment. Essential Skills – English and Maths If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Qualification Obtained Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy Industry Placement and Field Trips Work placement is not compulsory on this course, however we recommend that you complete a work placement to see how the skills that you will learn are put to use. The college may be able to provide placement opportunities at local, national and global events. Learning and Teaching Methods All students learn differently and for some it may be a return to the classroom following a break from formal learning. Our tutors work with you to ensure that their teaching methods support the way that you like to learn. One key teaching and learning method is that of demonstrations. Tutors ensure that demonstrations are used whenever possible so you can see the practical skill being used so you can then practise the skill. You will work collaboratively with your peers in group work, presentations and within practical sessions. There will be dedicated individual/self-study time on your programme which needs to be supported by your own study out of the College learning environments. E-learning is also a key element of all our courses and will involve you using our Moodle platform for independent study and learning. Within the curriculum we also use a range of on-line apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will be support you with new technologies used in the classroom. Your tutors will support you in preparing for your examinations alongside your own responsibility for your learning. The assessments for this qualification will be through practical demonstration, assignments which will be externally set, internally assessed and externally verified. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods On completion of this course you will be able to gain employment and insurance to work as a sports massage therapist. You may also choose to study the subject in higher education to become a physiotherapist. Tuition Fees Read our tuition fees guide. Other Costs and Equipment Needed All students will be expected to provide their own stationery, to include pens, notepad, and an A4 folder. Replacement ID badges will be at a cost of £3 or £8 if incorporated with a bus pass. For photocopying, students are provided with the first 80 black and white free of charge. Any additional copies for black and white are charged at 4p per copy. An enrichment calendar will be made available at the start of the academic year. There will be a wide variety of opportunities for participation, however, these are not mandatory. Costs will vary according to activity and will be available to you at sign up. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: ACTIVEIQ Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions. Career Options and Progression You will complete 5 mandatory units Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage – Externally set exam (27%) Principles of Health and Fitness – Worksheet assessment (8%) Under the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction - Worksheet assessment (8%) Professional Practice in Sports Massage - Worksheet and assignment assessments (14%) Sports Massage Treatments – Worksheet, tutor observations and self-evaluation assessments (43%) This qualification will be delivered, assessed and assured in line with the: CNHC code of conduct, ethics and performance National Occupational Standard (Sports massage/fitness instructing) ActiveIQ assessment guidance and evidence requirements There is a mix of written assignments, externally set exam, workbooks, and practical assessments.