FAQs

How much does the diploma course cost?

The course costs £2,850 which includes registration with the awarding body and examination fees.

 

What qualifications do I need to apply for the diploma course?

The course is set at Level 5, so ideally students should have 4 GCSEs and 1 'A' Level, or a similar level of high-school education. You must also have a basic acceptable massage qualification or have attended an OSSM introductory massage course. An active involvement in sport as either a participant or coach is also useful. All courses are delivered and assessed in English. You must have sufficient command of the English language to complete your studies satisfactorily.

 

What qualification is awarded from this course?

The course is externally validated by BTEC and students will be awarded a BTEC Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy.

 

Is the course accredited by a professional body?

Yes, the OSSM is accredited by the Sports Massage Association (SMA) and the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (ISRM). Upon successful completion of the course graduates are able to apply for full Level 4 membership of the SMA or Level 5 membership of the ISRM.

 

Do I need insurance?

Yes. Student insurance can be obtained through the SMA or ISRM.  You do not need to have this in place prior to starting the diploma course - we will explain what is required during the first teaching weekend. Once a student has graduated student membership can be upgraded to that of a full practicing member.

 

What is CPD?

The purpose of CPD (Continuous Professional Development) is to reinforce the need for lifelong learning in order to stay current with changing techniques, procedures, processes, and established standards.