Level 5 Sports Therapy Bridging Programme

Level 5 Sports Therapy Bridging Programme


  • Bridging Programme



    We have developed a Bridging programme for holders of Level 5 Sports Massage and BTEC 5 Sport & Remedial Massage qualifications.  This course has been designed to complement and progress your previous training to the Level 5 Diploma syllabus and to meet the CNHC Sports Therapy register requirements.  It has not been designed as a stand-alone course for those without prior qualifications. This course meets the criteria for registering as a Sports Therapist with the CNHC, the only UK Regulator of Sports Therapy.  Acceptance onto this programme is by application only.

    A bridging programme is available which will enable those with certain sports massage and sports therapy qualifications to attend modules of our sports therapy course and be assessed for the full qualifications we offer.

    Sample modules covered in our Bridging Programme

    These may vary depending on your current qualifications and any additional workshops* attended:

    1. Myofascial Release, Postural Realignment: 2 days
    2. Trigger Points, Pain, Dyfunction and Injury Treatment: 1 day
    3. Orthopaedic Joint Assessments: 2 days
    4. Exercise Therapy: 2 days
    5. Taping and Strapping 1 day
    6. Peripheral Joint Mobilisations: 1 day
    7. Electrotherapy and Pain Management: 1 day
    8. Psoas and core: 1 day
    9. Pitch side First Aid: 2 days
    10. Back Care: 1 day

    *workshops need to be done by a recognised provider.

  • Pre-requisites

    BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Sport & Remedial Massage, and others as listed below

    Proof of qualification must be produced when booking onto this course.

    Due to the nature of this  course, you will need previous competency in soft tissue therapy which would exceed basic massage techniques.  You will need to be able to use clinical judgement in identifying, treating and giving comprehensive aftercare for soft tissue injuries.  There will be a final practical and written assessment at the end of each programme.

    We reserve the right to refuse an application for the Bridging Programme or Top-up.  Applications for the top-up diploma will only be accepted upon agreeing to it being a pass or fail course, with no free, inclusive re-sits.  Any candidate not meeting the assessment criteria would be required to attend futher workshops at £100 per day, and a further assessment day at £100.

    Qualifications we accept for these programmes

    • FdSc Sports Therapy
    • Sports Rehab & Education (SST)  – Diploma in Sports Therapy
    • Northern Institute of Massage (SST/NAMMT) – Diploma in Sports Therapy
    • Barnes School of Sports Therapy – Diploma in Sports Therapy
    • VTCT, ITEC, CIBTAC – Sports Massage Therapy at Level 5
    • BTEC Level 5 Sport & Remedial Massage Diploma
    • Jing ACSM Diploma

  • Cost & Date


    £300 (non-refundable).

    To be paid upon acceptance onto the programme. This fee covers course materials, registration, assessment and certification.

    Once an initial assessment has been undertaken, a list of modules that will need to be covered will be given. Attendance on these modules will then be required. A final written and practical assessment will be required.

    Attendance fee:  £149 per day/part day, paid in advance.

    If you are interested in booking onto a bridging programme,  please email your CV in the first instance, to [email protected]



    Please, contact [email protected] for more information. Thank you.

  • Sports Therapy Top-up

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