NLSSM is the training ground for professionals wanting to increase and strengthen their soft tissue skills. We offer a BTEC/Edexcel Level 5 Professional Diploma in Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy as well as Continuing Professional Development short courses.
The NLSSM Sports Massage Diploma is designed specifically for people who have a degree in a related field. This 11-day course builds on that existing knowledge and experience, giving students new skills and a broader professional offer.
BTEC 4 and 5 are professional qualifications and this is a demanding course. Your prior learning will be essential to your success and we expect candidates to have an excellent understanding of functional anatomy and assessment skills.
Who is it for?
Qualified Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Sports Therapists. A modified sports massage course can be designed for those that have related qualifications as a hands on therapist, or anyone who has been in the industry and practicing at a high level, as well as having completed the required yearly CPD upgrading. Each applicants background will be considered individually.
Classes are held approximately every 2-3 weeks, to allow enough time for home practice and course work. Course work includes 3 papers; an extensive case history; and 100 logbook hours before the final exam can be taken. For further information about the course content please visit our syllabus section on the website.
Level 4 or 5?
It is your choice whether to study for Level 4 or 5. Taught classes are the same for each but your course work and final exam questions will be different. See here for an explanation of the main differences between the two levels.
Use of DVD & video library
Access to school’s textbook library
Access to practical sports massage rooms for additional weekend practice sessions
A supportive mentoring system
Comprehensive lecture notes
A high ratio of teacher to student instruction
A monthly newsletter (ongoing after you graduate)
Ongoing support after you graduate
Final exam fees
“I would recommend this course to anyone. It has given me a huge amount of information about how to work effectively. It has changed how I work significantly." (Luke, Physiotherapist)