Course Information The Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage has been designed to develop your practical skills in how to provide the relaxing and stress relieving treatment of body massage. This could be for friends and family or for paying clients.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in providing body massage treatments to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to provide your own services for clients.

What it consists of: As well as the practical skills to enable you to complete effective massage, you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety, and client care and communication. You will also develop a knowledge and understanding of the practical applications of anatomy and physiology.

You will do many practise treatments on fellow students before completing at least four assessed treatments on new clients. You will complete a portfolio of evidence to show your achievements.

There are two external exams which will test your knowledge of health and safety, client care, massage theory and anatomy & physiology.

Where it can lead: This qualification may lead directly into employment in the beauty, complementary therapy or sports and leisure industries as a massage therapist or self-employment as a massage therapist. This qualification really complements the following qualifications L2 Gym instructor , L3 Personal Training ( providing you have L2 Gym instructor ) L3 sports massage.

The Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award (Entry 3) in Sport and Active Leisure has been developed to give learners the opportunity to:

  • Engage in learning which is relevant to you and will provide opportunities to develop a range of sporting skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life
  • Achieve a nationally recognised Entry vocationally related qualification
  • Progress to employment in sport and active leisure
  • Progress to related general and/or vocational qualifications.

At West London College this learning programme has been developed to allow learners to study English and/or Maths to enable learners to improve in these subject areas.

During your studies you will complete 2 sports related units, these are:

  • Taking Part in Sport
  • Taking Part in Exercise and Fitness Activities

You will attend college for a minimum of 1 day per week and will also be studying English and Math if you do not have grades at C/4 or above.

The college also offers a range of facilities such as:

  • A Learning Resource Centre
  • English & Maths support
  • Student Union -Student Services

This Level 3 programme is designed for individuals with a keen interest in sport, particularly in understanding how a range of components work closely together to ensure and develop optimum sporting performance of themselves or other athletes.

This course will increase your knowledge and skills across a range of sport-related units, including:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Technical & Tactical Skills
  • Athletes Lifestyle
  • Practical Sport Fitness Testing & Training

You will start off on a one year programme studying 90 credits (equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels). Upon successful completion of year one you will then have the opportunity to progress onto the second year, completing a further 90 credits to achieve a full Extended Diploma (3 A-level equivalent). This qualification will form part of a study programme which will include exclusive access to our Sports Academy and Enrichment programme, Maths & English, Tutorial support, Work Experience, and development of employability and study skills.

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Certificate is built on two core units that form the fundamental knowledge and understanding of sports. It includes an additional mandatory unit as well as a choice from nine optional specialist units, providing an opportunity to develop a broader understanding of the sports sector. It includes units such as Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance, Lifestyle and Well-being and Profiling Sports Performance.

This is an introductory qualification into the field of sport and leisure. It will provide you with a broad foundation of sporting knowledge and will develop transferable skills, including skills in literacy and numeracy which will be needed to progress onto higher level programmes of study or into employment in the leisure industry.

You will study ten units over the course of a year which will include:

  • How the Body Works
  • Taking Part in Exercise and Fitness
  • Planning Own Fitness Programmes
  • Assisting a Leader
  • Taking Part in Sport
  • Job Opportunities in Sport & Active Leisure

This qualification will form part of a study programme which will include exclusive access to our Sports Academy and Enrichment programme, Maths & English, Tutorial support, Work Experience, and development of employability and study skills.

Maths and English is a fundamental element of this study programme and skills in these areas will be embedded into your vocational learning. If you do not have a grade C in Maths and/or English you will attend a discrete GCSE or Functional Skills class as part of your weekly timetable.

Our Level 2 Certificate in Sport programme is aimed at individuals who are preparing to embark on a career in the sport and leisure industry. It is a one-year course which is designed to prepare you for work in a multitude of sport and leisure facilities and to give you the knowledge and skills to progress onto higher level programmes. On this course you will study a broad range of topics including Anatomy, Technical & Tactical Skills, Practical Sport, Physical Preparation for Sport, Factors Affecting Participation.

This course will allow you to apply you studies focusing on your or for those with a general interest in sports, the opportunity to cover a number of different practical and individual sports. This qualification will form part of a study programme which will include exclusive access to our Sports Academy and Enrichment programme, Maths & English, Tutorial support, Work Experience, and development of employability and study skills. Maths and English is a fundamental element of this study programme and skills in these areas will be embedded into your vocational learning. In addition, if you do not have a grade C in Maths and/or English you will attend a discrete GCSE or Functional Skills class as part of your weekly timetable.

This Level 3 programme is designed for those who have a passion for sport, in particular the scientific principles of the subject. On this course you will look at a range of different disciplines within the field of sport. Units you will study will include:

  • Nutrition for Sports Performance;
  • Psychology for Sport & Exercise;
  • Anatomy & Physiology;
  • Research Methods;
  • Research Project for Sport and Exercise;
  • Practical Sport Fitness Testing & Training.

You will start off on a one year programme studying 90 credits (equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels). Upon successful completion of year one you will then have the opportunity to progress onto the second year, completing a further 90 credits to achieve a full Extended Diploma (3 A-level equivalent).

This qualification will form part of a study programme which will include exclusive access to our Sports Academy and Enrichment programme, Maths & English, Tutorial support, Work Experience, and development of employability and study skills.

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the Sport sector. The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma offers flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the optional units. It is broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level. It offers an engaging programme for those who are clear about the area of Sport that they wish to enter. Once completed you may wish to extend your programme through further study. At West London College this learning programme has been developed to allow learners to study English and/or Maths to enable learners to improve in these subject areas.

You will undertake units in a variety of subject areas such as: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport The Physiology of Fitness Assessing Risk in Sport

You will attend college for 3 days per week. In addition to this you will be expected to undertake Work Experience.

The college offers a range of facilities such as: Learning Resource Centre English & Maths support Student Union Student Services