BTEC Level 5 Diploma
in Soft Tissue Therapy
in conjunction with ISRM -
The Institute of Soft Tissue Therapy
Diploma Course for Acupuncture students
This course is specifically designed for students of acupuncture or graduates who have successfully completed at least the first year of their Acupuncture Degree or Licentiate and would like to add a reputable massage qualification to their repertoire. Applicants must:
Have passed a level 4 examination/assessment in Anatomy & Physiology
Have a good working knowledge of functional musculoskeletal anatomy
The course is made up of 14 training days, running from 10:00am to 4:30pm. It is essential that students practice the techniques between classes and for this reason the course is spread over two months.
There will be continuous assessment throughout, with a formal examination at the end of the course. There is also one written assignment and two case studies to complete.
On successful completion, students will receive the BTEC (level 5) Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy and will be eligible for full membership to the Institute of Soft Tissue Therapists (ISRM). As a full ISRM member, you can obtain professional indemnity insurance to practice as a Soft Tissue therapist and also register with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Once qualified you will be able to begin working as a soft tissue massage specialist