THE NORTH LONDON SCHOOL OF SPORTS MASSAGE AND REMEDIAL SOFT TISSUE THERAPY

TAKE THE FIRST STEP

Graduate with the highest qualification in sports massage and remedial soft tissue therapy in one single course. 

You will be able to assess, treat and manage soft tissue injuries and work with common pathologies. Graduate with a highly respected BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Sports Massage & Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy.

WHY CHOOSE US

Graduate at the
highest level

No prior training necessary

The Highest Standard

Become a top level therapist with a BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Sports Massage and Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy

We will take you from start to finish, this is what NLSSM does best.  You do not need a previous qualification to study with us at the highest level and become top in your field. 

Qualifying at level 5 allows you to work in private practice or within the highest level of sport. Some of our graduates are now working with premier sports teams or have started their own independent clinics. 

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This qualification will give you the skills needed to practice as a professional therapist, with the ability to design and implement appropriate soft tissue treatment and rehabilitation plans.

We support our students throughout their journey to become successful in a job they love. Including student clinics, regular office hours and assigned tutors. 

Graduates can become members of The Sports Massage Association (SMA), Register of Remedial Masseurs and Manipulative Therapists (LCSP) and the Complimentary Health Professionals (CHP)

HISTORY OF NLSSM

In 2004, the North London School of Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy (NLSSM) opened its doors to its first group of students.  Although there were a number of established schools at the time, there was a gap within the market to provide a massage course that could fulfil the more demanding requirements of the employer.

Massage is no longer considered just part of a luxurious pamper day in a relaxing environment because now it can play a significant role within a medical and rehabilitative setting. 

Want to know more about our diploma course?

Check out a day in the life at NLSSM, and hear from the students and teachers themselves!

LEVEL 5 SPORTS MASSAGE COURSE

THE NLSSM DIFFERENCE

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WHERE CAN A LEVEL 5 SPORTS MASSAGE QUALIFICATION LEAD?

When you are qualified at the highest level, your options are unlimited!

We have graduates that have gone on to be successful in a number of different careers. Some examples include the following, please note, this is not an exhaustive list!

Where are our graduates now?

Find out more about what professions are graduates have gone onto after completeing their level 5 diploma with us.

READ OUR SPORTS MASSAGE BLOGS

We post regular blogs on various topics, ranging from how to begin your career as a sports massage therapist, what type of sports massage course to choose, and information about different pathologies and techniques. Take a look at our latest ones below. 

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Frequently asked questions

No! Our Level 5 diploma takes you from start to finish, no prior learning necessary! Find out more in our blog.

At NLSSM we are passionate about helping our students to be their very best.
Time and again, research has shown that people remember things best when they learn by doing. Not just once or twice, but repeatedly and regularly. Intensive courses, by their nature, do not create the best environment for learning. They may seem convenient but that convenience comes at a high price – your standard of education.

We take our lessons from athletes who consistently train using repetition over a longer period of time, this allows for the muscles to adapt in the same way that our practical massage skills need to develop. To run a marathon requires more than 3 weeks training to be top in the field.

We also choose to offer single days rather than 2 day weekend courses to our students. Our experience has shown us that students are able to retain a greater amount of information as well as it better develops their hands on skills through regular contact. This atmosphere of encouragement helps our students to keep on an even keel and remain highly motivated.

BTEC Level 5 is a professional massage qualification, so it’s only fitting that we teach them professionally, and that’s why we will never offer our soft tissue massage courses as an intensive option.

This Professional Level 5 Diploma is accredited by BTEC/Edexcel.

Both are awarding bodies, and aspire to ensure the massage course you are enrolling onto meets their educational standards. We chose BTEC because it has a good reputation in ensuring a high standard of education as well as we could customize the massage course to meet the demands of the jobs that employers are looking for. We also have greater freedom in how we deliver our sports and remedial massage course, increasing your ability to develop the massage skills that are top in the manual therapy profession.

The NLSSM massage course is the best foundation you can get, it will open up many different opportunities in manual therapy. Our graduates have chosen a variety of directions, demonstrating you are not limited.

Please refer to our Graduates Stories page, wherein you can see there is a wide range of job descriptions from working in elite sport, being part of a clinical health care team, to establishing their own massage clinic. 

At NLSSM, we are happy to support our students with any specific learning requirements they may have, where possible. If you have any concerns then please give us a call on 0208 885 6062 to discuss your needs. 

We use a number of different massage creams, lotions, oils and waxes, including the following:

We have developed a set of robust procedures to minimise the risk of COVID-19. Please find out more in our policy here. 

 

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