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New College Durham Massage

New College Durham Massage


Level 3 Diploma Sports Massage Therapy

Start date(s):
1 Sep 2017
30 weeks
Level 3
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
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Awarded by:
VTCT (Vocational Training Charitable Trust)
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
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This is a technical level qualification aimed at developing the knowledge, understanding and technical skills required for a career as a sports massage therapist.

You will study anatomy and physiology, professional practice, the principles of health and fitness and how to provide sports massage treatments.

It will provide you with the skills to be able to work safely and effectively on dysfunctional tissue in a range of contexts, to include pre-event, post event, intra-event and for maintenance purposes.

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Take a tour around our Sport facilities

You will have access to excellent training facilities, physical resources and industry standard fitness testing equipment.

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Sport – A real vocational experience

Our full-time sport courses will ensure students develop the hands-on expertise and knowledge the sport sector requires.

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This course aims to provide learners with the theoretical and practical skills and knowledge to work within the sports massage industry.


  • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  • Professional practice in sports massage
  • Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction
  • Principles of health and fitness
  • Sports massage treatments.


Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Independent Learning


Tuesday:5.30pm-8.30pm*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

You will be assessed using the methods detailed below:

  • Coursework
  • Multiple Choice Examination
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment.


Maths and English


Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.
If you have not achieved a new grade 9-4 or do not hold an A* to C in GCSE maths or English, do not worry, your study programme at college will include teaching that will support you to progress your skills in these subjects. If you achieved a grade 3 or hold a D in either maths or English, you will have the opportunity to re-sit your GCSE qualification with us. If your grade was lower than a 3, or your qualification is below a D, you will study Functional Skills. These qualifications will help you enhance your maths and English skills and can be taken at levels between Entry Level 1 up to and including Level 2. Even if you have already achieved a grade 4 or above, or hold a A* to C, we will continue to develop your skills and help you progress further.



What next?

You could progress to Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF) or Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym-based exercise), or gain employment and obtain insurance to work as a sports massage therapist.

What else?

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Refund Policy 17-18

View our refund policy for 2017/18 for further and higher education programmes and full cost courses.



Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

No funding is available as this is a Full Cost Course.

Do I need to pay fees?

Do I need to pay fees for my course?

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Fees and funding

Find out more about course fees and financial support for UK, EU and non-EU students, plus how to pay your fees.

Interview Instructions

You will be invited into college for an informal interview.

Entry Criteria

Eligibility and suitability will be discussed upon application or enquiry. Aptitude to learning, previous experience and existing qualifications will all be considered.