Ever wondered what the difference was between Level 3 and Level 4 Sports Massage? Read our guide to answer your question about which training level is right for you.
It takes time to understand the differences between each level and where that qualification will lead you, especially if you are just starting out as a sports massage professional.
To assist you, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions concerning sports massage levels.
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This guide includes:
The different levels for sports massage professionals are:
As you can see, there are several different levels of qualification for a Sports Massage Therapist or fitness professional. Level 3 is the standard required to work as a qualified Sports Massage Therapist, the Level 4 is equivalent to a school GCSE level or university standard entry-level. Level 5 is the equivalent of a university undergraduate and it includes clinical skills for advanced training.
Some training courses give a progression through the grade levels, however, this implies learning anatomy and massage at a very basic L3, which is insufficient for the essential therapeutic skills required at L5. An integrated Level 5 certificate covers the basic disciplines at the appropriate clinical level for advanced training.
When accepting qualification Levels, all awarding bodies (BTEC, ITEC, VTCT, and so on) must utilize the same standards, therefore they must all be similar. An L4 certification from one organization cannot be equated to an L5 from another.
A sports massage certificate is designed to give professionals in the fitness industry the theoretical understanding and practical abilities needed to properly and securely administer massage and recovery programs to sports professionals.
To be a qualified sports massage therapist, you need to train and be qualified to:
The above is just a few of the things you must learn to become a Sports Massage Therapist, for more information about becoming, enquire today.
The level 3 Sports Massage qualification is the basic entry-level Sports Massage. This level of qualification meets the standards and requirements set by VTCT.
For anyone wishing to work self-employed with clients to advise and treat sports injuries and tissues dysfunctions, Level 3 is the minimum qualification you should have.
With this course, you will not only gain the Qualification needed to become a Sports Massage Therapist but we will also provide you with a Massage Couch to get you ready to start your Sports Massage business, with our complete package. The course covers:
The Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is designed to give students the information and abilities they need to treat and/or repair prevalent patterns of dysfunction and pre-diagnosed ailments. Students must have completed a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy or an equivalent qualification.
The different specialisms include:
Yes, there is, but we don’t currently offer it at Future Fit. The reason is that there aren’t many people currently searching for Level 5 sports massage courses.
The highest standard for a sports massage therapist is the Level 5 qualification. Level 3 and Level 4 are needed to progress to Level 5.
Choosing the right level of qualification will ultimately come down to the career you want to have as a sports massage professional.
Here are a few resources to help you make a decision:
If you have any more queries about the different levels you can take to become a Sports Massage Therapist, call our dedicated support team on 01329 829444.
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