This table provides the mapping toolkits that must be completed for your submission. Please note that when submitting for a Level 4 or 5 award, you must also submit completed mapping toolkits for the previous level/s unless you are stipulating a prerequisite.
Category of Registration/Level
& Guided Learning Hours (GLH)
NOS Units Assessment
Level 3 Sports Massage
225 GLH
- Treatment log (36 hours)
- Observed practical
- Theory Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
- Worksheets (optional)

Pass mark for theory 70%

A334 - Apply accepted standards and continuously develop own practice in preventing and managing injuries in sport and active recreation
CNH20 - Plan, apply and evaluate massage methods
Level 4 Sports Massage
128 GLH
CNH21 - Plan, apply and evaluate massage to prevent and manage injury - Treatment log (36 hours)
- Observed practical
- MCQs
- Case study (optional)

Pass mark for theory 70%

SFHD523 - Apply taping and strapping for general support in a sport and activity context
CNH22 - Plan, evaluate and apply complex massage/soft tissue methods
Level 5 Sports Massage
128 GLH
CNH27 - Provide sports massage therapy to clients

plus at least one Level 5 Sports Therapy standard

- Treatment log (36 hours)
- Observed practical
- MCQs - Case study (optional)

Pass mark for theory 70%

Level 5 Sports Therapy SFHD523 - Apply taping and strapping for general support in a sport and activity context
SFHD524 - Apply taping and strapping following injury to limit specific movement in a sport activity context
SFHD525 - Apply taping and strapping to influence movement patterns and proprioception in a sport/activity context
SFHD526 (optional unit) - Apply magnetic therapies to clients in a sport and activity context
SFHD527 - Apply cold techniques to clients in a sport and activity context
SFHD528 - Apply hot and cold techniques to clients in a sport and activity context
SFHD529 - Apply advanced hot and cold techniques to clients in a sport and activity context
SFHD530 - Apply electrical stimulation techniques to clients in a sport and activity context
SFHD531 - Apply repair stimulator techniques to clients in a sport and activity context
SFHD532 - Apply advanced repair stimulator techniques to clients in a sport and activity context
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