1. If you have qualified to Level 3 but have less than 3 years practical experience, ISRM and the EdExcel (BTEC Course Validators), have stated that you must register for the full bridging programme.
2. ISRM will not allow therapists with less than two years experience to attend anyform of Bridging programme.
Programme Entry Requirements
Attendance on this course is conditional on the following requirements:
All applicants must be aged 21 or older and be relatively fluent in written and spoken English.
Applicants should have two, or more, years previous experience of massage techniques and have completed a Level 3/4 (or equivalent) course in massage therapy.
Prospective students will be required to complete a portfolio of evidence of their massage experience (please download and read the Bridging Portfolio Guide ).
An (ISRM) entry requirement for the Level 5 BTEC Diploma course is that students complete a basic course of study in Anatomy and Physiology before or during their attendance on the course. If you do not have a qualification in this subject area, you must provide evidence that your massage training provided adequate education in A&P, or be willing to undertake an acceptable A&P course. Many of our students have found the course below highly useful in fulfilling this requirement.
If you wish to reserve a place on this course you may do so using the panel right.
Alternatively please request or download our Application Pack or contact us as per the contact details above or below.
No Risk Reservation Deposit
Yes. Please reserve me my place on this workshop. I realise that I may withdraw my reservation at any time by contacting ASCT direct.
As soon as we receive notification from Pay Pal that your payment has been authorised we will forward you further details on how to upgrade to a Standard Deposit (or to pay the Full Fee) and Course Registration Forms.
Full Fee: £ 1850
Five payments of £270
Note: If a reservation fee (see below) has been paid the deposit is £460
Examine Flexibility, (Facilitated) Stretch, Relaxation and Stress Management
Explore Injury and Recovery - Analysis, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Investigate Postural Analysis *
Analyse Touch/Connection/Palpation *
* For students who have not covered these elements at Level Three/Four this may require an extra weekend.
Validated by the Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage (ISRM)
Please Note: Assessment Track Fees are currently under review but are available on request.
Looking for a skills upgrade?
Need to brush up your qualifications?
Want a Bridging Course to take you to the next level?
A number of massage training schools now offer skills upgrade courses for sports massage practitioners. ASCT runs the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage Bridging Course that allows practitioners with a previous Sports Massage qualification to upgrade to the level five ISRM/BTEC Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy qualification.
If you hold an appropriate qualification e.g. a Level 3 or 4 Massage Certificate, and have more than two years experience, the ASCT Bridging programme offers two options:
If you have less than three years experience and/or have attended few CPD workshops you should register for the full programme - please continue with the tabs on this page.
For practitioners with extensive experience you may opt for the Assessment Track - please download the ISRM-BTEC Bridging Programme PDF file, and refer to our fees breakdown.