What is the course about?
The main aim of the Build Practitioner Certificate is to enable learners to gain the necessary practical and theoretical skills in order to apply a range of advanced massage techniques to add to those skills you already hold
This course is ideal for both the newly qualified and experienced therapists. It also serves as great opportunity to gain an insight into further training.
Application forms will be assessed and successful applicants will be offered a place on the course.To assist us in providing a safe and healthy environment for massage and bodywork, we have a CHECKLIST OF HEALTH CONDITIONS included in the application form. If you have suffered from any of the conditions listed, please check with a medical practitioner whether it is suitable for you to undertake a course that includes giving and receiving massage or bodywork and obtain a referral letter from your doctor to submit with your application form. If you have not checked, or if it is not suitable, please do not participate in a massage or bodywork class
If accepted onto a course, a student could be given alternative practical tasks and adjustments may be made where reasonable. However, a student could be asked to leave the course if any situation were to arise which could endanger the well being of that student, or any other student. It is for instance not suitable to work on another student, if you are taking medication that affects your concentration or if you have uncontrolled fits which could cause a danger to others during a relevant activity.
What will we cover?
- Assessmenet techniques
- Deep tissue/Hands free Massage techniques
- Neuro muscular technique and working with trigger points
- Mobilisation and Stretching techniques (including muscle energy techniques).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Improve your ability to confidently apply a more advanced Massage technique to your treatment plan.
- Add to your existing Massage skills.
- Gain insight into introductory techniques used within Sports Massage.
- Discuss the scope of practice of a Sports Massage therapist.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Post Graduate / CPD
You will need to have completed a Level 3 qualification in Massage (including Anatomy & Physiology)
You will also need to have sufficient literacy, numeracy and ICT skills.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Lecture, practical demonstration, pair work, small and large group work, practical work
- You will need to also have access to a computer and the internet in order to research project work.
(Facilities are available at Build)
This is a professional practitioner course; the use of ICT (Information & Communication Technology) skills is also required.
Build is committed to the delivery of functional skills, the supported learning centre has various resources for students without access to computers or the internet.
• Observation and Q&A.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You must wear a appropriate clothing to perform massage, along with shorts for when performing standing examinations.
Please bring massage oil, and 2 towels.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other CPD courses.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details