Sports Massage - Level 3 - Level 3 Diploma


Sports Massage - Level 3

If you would like to help your clients with pre, post and inter-event muscle maintenance and restoration, a Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy will give you the basic massage techniques to do this. 

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Course Summary

As a level 3 sports massage therapist you will be able to plan and perform basic sports massage treatments. At level three you are restricted to working on dysfunction tissue. However, this qualification allows you to continue to level 4, where you will learn more advanced techniques. 


A diploma in Sports Massage Therapy will give you the basic massage techniques to help your clients

How You're Taught

The Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy course runs over 8 days, usually two days a week, at a weekend and spread out to allow time for study and practice of practical skills.   Course days run from 9 am until 5 pm and it is essential that you attend all of these days.


There are a number of assessments for this course, including both practical and theoretical.

Assessment includes a workbook and worksheets, a theory exam & practical assessment.

Sports Massage - Level 3


On completion of this course, students are able work on dysfunctional tissue but are excluded from working on recent acute injuries or pre-existing conditions. You can progress onto a level 4 certificate in sports massage to continue this career path. 

Entry Requirement

There is no pre-requisite for this qualification. 


  • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage

·         Professional practice in sports massage

·         The principles of soft tissue dysfunction

·         Fundamentals of sports massage treatments

·         Assessment and screening of clients for sports massage treatments

·         Formulation of massage strategies in accordance with client’s requirements and expectations

·         Application of fundamental sports massage techniques

·         Evaluation of sports massage treatments


Fees & Funding

The fee for this course is £1395. A £100 deposit is required to secure your place on the course.

You can pay for this course yourself (self-funded) or if you’re aged 19 or over, have been a resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the course, and are applying for a course that is over £300 and a level 3 or 4, then you may qualify for a 19+ Advanced Learner Load. 


How much can I get?

The amount you get depends on the course and the maximum amounts are set out by the government. The minimum loan amount is £300.

You can take out a loan for the maximum amount to cover your fee or you can pay part of the fee yourself.   Please note: The Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy can only be partially funded through the loan scheme, so a personal contribution will also be required for this course.

How is the loan paid?

Student Finance England will pay your agreed loan direct to Envisage once we confirm your attendance on your chosen course.


Repaying your 19+ Advanced Learner Loan is straightforward.

  • Your monthly repayments will be based on your income, not what you borrowed
  • You’ll only start making repayments when your income is more than £25,000 per year
  • You’ll only pay back 9% of any income above £25,000 a year
  • Any loan remaining 30 years after you’re due to start making repayments will be written off
  • If you leave or finish your course before April the following year, you won’t start making repayments through the tax system until after this date. You can make voluntary repayments at any time
  • If your income drops or increases your repayment amount will change to reflect this. You can make voluntary repayments at any time to pay off your loan more quickly.

Annual Income before tax

Monthly Salary

Monthly Repayment

Up to £25,000























Sports Massage - Level 3

How to Apply

If you book online, you will need to apply for your selected course and choose your payment option. If you are self-funded, you can proceed with the process. If you wish to fund the course with a loan, then select the alternative payment option at checkout.   On receipt of your booking, we will contact you and ask you to confirm how you would like to pay for your course.   At this point, you can indicate that you would like to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan and we will contact you to arrange an interview.   

If you book over the telephone, by email or in person, you will be directed to one of our loan coordinators, who will arrange an interview with you.

During the interview, you will receive information, advice and guidance in relation to the loan and the course you have applied for.    If you decide to go ahead with the course and the loan, we will provide you with a Learning and Funding Information Letter (also known as an offer letter).   Upon receipt of your Learning and Funding Information Letter, you will apply for your 19+ Advanced Learner Loan via Student Finance England.

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