Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (Payment Plan)

£179.80 / month and a £100.00 sign-up fee

£100 deposit with 3 month payment break then 5 payments of £179.80

The aim of the Active IQ L3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is to provide the learners with a combination of knowledge and skills to be recognised as a qualified sports massage therapist. The qualification will provide learners with both the skills and knowledge to be able to apply sports massage therapy to a range of clients who have dysfunctional tissue who have no acute/post acute injuries or underlying pathological conditions.

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Course candidates will learn

  • Anatomy & physiology required to be able to apply sports massage
  • How to carry out a range of assessments
  • How to collect information relating to the clients current condition and status (including the identification of conditions that would be inappropriate for treatment by someone at this level)
  • How to distinguish between acute injury and soft tissue dysfunction.
  • How to recognise when to defer treatment or when to refer to a more qualified massage or healthcare professional
  • How to select appropriate massage techniques for a range of clients
  • How to apply sports massage techniques safely and effectively, understanding the potential effects.

Course Dates

Level 3 Sports Massage:
Location – Clydebank
Course Code – MT3003
Course Dates – 7th 8th 28th & 29th of March 18th 19th of April, 9th 10th 30th and 31st of May 2020.

Location – Perth
Course Code – MT3004
Course Dates – 4th 5th 25th and 26th of July, 15th & 16th of August 5th 6th 26th and 27th of September 2020


  • Multiple-Choice Examination
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment/Assessment

Entry Requirements

  • Learners must be 16+ years of age.
  • As an element of communication is involved throughout this course, learners should have good basic skills in communication.
    Progression Routes
  • On completion of the Diploma learners can progress on to the L4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy


This qualification is recognised by the Complementary & Natural Care Council (CNHC) and the General Council for Massage Therapies.

This qualification is also CIMSPA Endorsed and supported by the Sports Massage Association (SMA) and the General Council for Massage Therapies (GCMT).

Progression Routes

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ITA Funding is accepted for this course.


eLearning is designed to offer a different learning style from the manual as some of our learners prefer visual and interactive learning as they struggle to study from the book alone.
The content within the eLearning is not different to the content within your manual, the eLearning, however, is laid out to break down each unit within the qualification and quiz yourself to let yourself know if you are getting the answers correct.
Active IQ has advised that you would require a laptop or computer to access your eLearning account as an iPad or mobile phone would not have the full capability to perform all the functions within the eLearning. Please be aware eLearning is not a mandatory learning tool.

Customer Testimonials

Yet again another course well delivered by Fitness Training Scotland. Tutor was outstanding, very patient and firm when required. Really enjoyed the course and furthering my skills. Look forward to further courses in the future.

Lee – Clydebank November 2018

Excellent course – ready to go out and get practical hands on experience.

Lorna – Clydebank November 2018