Level 3
Massage Diploma

You can gain a Level 3 Massage Diploma through the Wellbeing Fitness Education Centre in Towcester, Northamptonshire.

Have you ever thought about training
to be a sports massage therapist?

Why not train for the Wellbeing Fitness Sports Massage Diploma and be a fully qualified therapist. We are now taking bookings for the course which starts 1st March 2020 and ends on 10th May 2020, with a break on 12th April 2020 for Easter. It is taught on ten Sundays between 3.30pm and 8.00pm.

10 Sundays between 3.30pm and 8.00pm starting 1st March 2020

Cost: only £1495

To get the best price for the course, you can  pay £1495.00 as a one-off payment. Alternatively you can pay SIX monthly instalments of £275.00 or TWELVE monthly instalments of £149.00

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What’s involved

Becoming a sports massage therapist may be something you have considered but thought it was out of your reach – or you maybe have thought of escaping from the rat-race of nine-to-five working and setting up a business of your own.

With the huge changes that are happening in our society at the moment, with the increasing stress that many people are experiencing in their everyday lives, massage is becoming more and more popular. From being a minority interest only a few years ago, today the demand has increased massively. For example, 10 years ago at Wellbeing Fitness, we employed two massage therapists and now we’ve tripled the number and are set to increase it even more.

So if ever there was a time to retrain and do something different, it is now. With this in mind, we have established the Wellbeing Fitness Education Centre.

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The Wellbeing Fitness Education Centre

Wellbeing Fitness has been in business for ten years now. We have always prided ourselves on offering a first class, private service in luxury surroundings for discerning clients. And the same standards are applied to the Wellbeing Fitness Education Centre.

And the validating body is ThinkTree Hub, the professional association service for the healthcare, education, wellness and wellbeing industry. At the end of the course you will have a recognised Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy – and what is more, FREE OF CHARGE, your first year’s insurance which will enable you to practise anywhere in the UK.

Not only that but you will be a member of ThinkTree Hub with a whole raft of benefits to aid you in your new professional career.

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Our Director of Education, Ian Spiby spent 18 years as a Head of Department at Northampton University and so is in a perfect position to oversee the rigorous standards of the course.

Kieran Sharpe who is the Course Director has long experience and qualifications for delivering the massage courses – and was recently awarded an “outstanding” grade in an OFSTED inspection.

What our Managing Director, Ian Ryves, has to say:

“As a very practical person, I wanted to make sure that our courses were suitable for practical people – people who want hands-on experience which will actually equip them to do the job by the end of the course – not just weeks of theory which doesn’t seem to bear any relationship to real life.So with this in mind I have kept an eye on it to make sure it achieves those objectives. And I am so convinced of its practical value, that I have appointed Wellbeing staff to contribute to the course, offering their invaluable experience of the issues involved in the actual day-to-day workplace.”

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The Wellbeing Fitness
Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

The Wellbeing Fitness Diploma in Sports Massage is a fully accredited Level 3 qualification aimed at developing the knowledge, understanding and technical skills needed for a career in sports massage therapy, either employed or self employed. This qualification is based on the national standards for sports massage therapy and was developed collaboratively with Thinktree Hub, the International Professional Association service for the education, healthcare, wellness and wellbeing industries.

What does this qualification offer?

The content of this qualification is comprised of all the required elements needed to work effectively and efficiently as a sports massage therapist. This includes anatomy and physiology, professional practice, an understanding of the principles of health and fitness and how to provide sports massage treatments. The Level 3 sports massage therapist will be able to work safely and effectively on dysfunctional tissue in a range of contexts, to include: pre-event, post event, intra-event and for maintenance purposes.

Teaching Staff

The teaching staff are all highly qualified and experienced and our Course Director, Kieran Sharpe recently received the award of “outstanding” in an OFSTED inspection

Units & Structure

The structure of the qualification is comprised of 5 units, which are all mandatory.

  • –  Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  • –  Principles of health and fitness.
  • –  Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction.
  • –  Professional practice in sports massage.
  • –  Sports massage treatments.

    What could this qualification lead to? 
Learners who complete the qualification will be able to gain employment to work as a sports massage therapist. A specific feature of this course is that all students who graduate will obtain, FREE OF CHARGE, insurance to cover their first year of professional practice.


The practical part of the course will be taught over 10 Sundays from 3.30 – 8.00pm, beginning on 1st March 2020 and ending on 10th May 2020 with a break on 12th April for Easter. In addition to the Sunday sessions, students will be expected to do homework, which is available on our special online hub.

Entry Requirements

To join our sports massage course you must be over 16 years old, physically able to do the work and have good communication skills. There is no upper age limit, with mature students especially welcome.

Course Study

All study material will be provided to help you prepare for the practical training. In addition, you will be required to do home study, with all materials provided via our online training hub.

Why choose this course?

Our aim in teaching you on this course is to prepare you by the end, to be as ready, prepared and confident to take your place in the industry as a sports massage therapist as it is possible to be. This could be working as an employee with another organisation, as a self-employed practitioner setting up on your own or even as part of our team at Wellbeing Fitness. To do this, we have a number of added-value extras that most other companies are unable to provide.

Unlike many training providers, including further education colleges, Wellbeing Fitness is an organisation that provides personal training and sports massage to actual clients, delivering over 700 sessions per month. So you will be trained by a company at the heart of the industry, who are offering therapies to real clients. We employ 10 sports massage therapists and personal trainers and we are always looking for talented newly-qualified therapists and personal trainers to join our team. We prefer to offer jobs to our former students before advertising more widely. As part of the course we hold regular clinics attended by our clients where under supervision you can put your new skills to the test and gain some invaluable real-life experience. Thus you will get to practise on a range of ages and body types and receive feedback from the clients themselves.

Because we are part of the wellness industry we are also able to offer opportunities for work-experience and/or shadowing our therapists in order to extend the range of your experience and expertise while engaged on the course.


The cost of the course is £1495.00, which will include all your registration, tuition and insurance for the first year of your practice after qualifying.

To get the best price for the course, you can  pay £1495.00 as a one-off payment. Alternatively you can pay SIX monthly instalments of £275.00 or TWELVE monthly instalments of £149.00

So what do I do now?

If you’re interested in the course and/or want to know more about it, fill in your details below and click on the “Submit” button. We will then send you a copy of the Prospectus and an application form. If you have any questions that are not covered by the Prospectus, you are welcome to email us at headoffice@wellbeingfitness.co.uk

However, if after reading the Prospectus you decide to apply, fill in the application form and send it by email to headoffice@wellbeingfitness.co.uk .

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