NCFE Level 3 Unit in
Sport & Exercise Massage Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 6

This NCFE Level 3 Unit will provide students with an understanding of the impact and benefits of sports massage.


Why take this course?

This course will give you an introduction to the theory behind, and practical application of, sports massage. It will allow you to devise a treatment plan for an athlete and use appropriate massage techniques to deliver that treatment under the supervision of experienced staff members.  Students will learn to review a treatment plan, and their own performance, to suggest further treatment opportunities and areas for self improvement.

What you will experience

During this course, you will learn how to meet and greet a client, explore the need for treatment and plan effective intervention.  You will develop your confidence in this area and practice the skills required for physical application.  This course will provide the relevant introductory experience required for those intending to progress to a formal sports therapy qualification.

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Key facts

Mode of study
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Entry requirements

This course is aimed at those 16 years and over. Applicants need to be able to demonstrate prior successful study at SCQF Level 5 or above.

What you will need

A note book and pen, access to an electronic device and a willingness to have physical contact with a client in order to demonstrate appropriate massage techniques.

What you need to know

Anything else?

This is course contains practical application and delivery of massage techniques and will require physical contact with others. This may also include participation in receiving the proposed techniques as part of the learning process and delivery of the classes.

Next steps




Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Aberdeen City Campus

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
30 October 2019 27 Weeks Wednesday 5:15pm - 8:15pm £308.00
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Fraserburgh Campus

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
29 October 2019 27 Weeks Tuesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm £308.00
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The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

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Telephone: 01224 612330

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