Diploma in Massage Therapy for Sports Level 3 (RQF)


Dates Available:

Practical Workshop dates (9:30-4:30pm)

L3 DSM 031 – 14th& 15th May 2020, 28th & 29th May 2020, 11th & 12th June 2020, 25th June 2020

L3 DSM 032 – 12th & 13th September 2020, 26th & 27th September 2020, 10th & 11th October 2020, 24th & 25th October 2020.

Theory Exam Days (Chose one after the course you book) 17th April 2020, 22nd, May 2020, 24th July 2020, 28th August 2020, 25th September 2020, 23rd October 2020, 27th November 2020, 29th January 2021, 26th February 2021, 26th March 2021,


This entry Level 3 Sports Massage course is a stimulating & hands on course that will give you the skills you need to start a rewarding career working with clients within or outside the sporting industry in massage.

The focus of sports massage is the ability to help alleviate aches and pains through various massage techniques. You can effectively deal with a variety of musculoskeletal problems, it will aid recovery, reduce symptoms/pain and improve sporting performance.

The tutor, Andy Davis has 10 years’ experience working in rugby, his own injury clinic and teaching level 3 & 4 sports massage courses and also the tutor for level 4 & 5 sports massage. You will be taught a variety of techniques and methods to ensure you have the knowledge and skill to not just pass the course but also have the confidence to start treating your own clients.

Real-life experience to give you an insight how to work as a sports massage therapist while on the course. This will also include making sure you are ready to up skill to level 4 Sports massage should you be hungry for more after you pass. This really is worth thinking about, before you book the level 3 only, not only because you save money but the knowledge you gain on the level 4 will make such a difference.

The average fee for a sports massage is between £25-35 for a 30-minute massage, our students who succeed in their own business not only gain confidence through their qualification, they also look at marketing and advertising themselves, follow other therapist on social media formats. While completing the course to give themselves the best opportunity to hit the ground running and learn. This is also discussed on the course.

This qualification will complement a personal trainer’s career, offering another service and expertise to the personal trainer’s client base. The role of a sports massage therapist is to provide a professional service to all clients, this will include a client assessment/consultation, sports massage treatment and soft tissue techniques and post treatment advice.

Please note the difference between level 3 & 4 is, level 4 you can diagnose common injuries and dysfunctions. Level 3 is just sports massage for healthy individuals specific to their needs. A high percentage of those completing level 3 wish they had booked the level 4 straight after.

Covering subjects include

  • Anatomy and Physiology for massage and exercise
  • Applying sports massage techniques
  • Assessing clients and treatment planning
  • Assisting soft tissue repair
  • Professional practice in sports massage
  • Providing pre-& post Massage techniques

Assessed by

Practical examination and treatments.




Following the Sports Massage course, you will be able to:

Gather and analyse information about a client and apply various massage techniques, advise on exercise, understand the structure and function of the anatomy to your clients and treat them with confidence.



We advise doing the course as quick as possible to maintain and keep fresh what you have learnt, by this, we mean book early to make a start on the theory work to help prepare you for the course so the information stays fresh.

You will need a massage couch to ensure you can practice outside of the workshops. We recommend you plan study time too..

You will need to complete all Six workshops to gain the experience & Knowledge before doing your assessment (1-hour observation on a client at the academy on the last day- plus 1 exam multiple choice).


The learners must be a 16 and over.

There are no entry requirements, however the course does require some physical activity, so learners must be fit and healthy. The course will include discussions, presentations, reading and writing so the learner should have these basic requirements. This Active IQ endorsed course and is also available to Beauty Therapists wishing to add Sports Massage to their skill set.


Price Includes:

Course Registration

Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy Diploma certificate

Course Manual

Course assessment fees and assessments (Retakes are an extra cost £50-85).



£1400 Discounted if paying in full (saves £200)

£1600 if paying monthly over 12 months (subject to status and interest free) 10% deposit (£160) followed by 12 x payments (£120 a month)

Further savings on level 3 & 4 if booked together.