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ISRM Bridging Programme


For therapists who would like to get the ISRM BTEC Level 5 qualification
and join the Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage.

Initial Assessment

With the wide variety of different training courses and the unique variety of learning experiences therapists get after qualifying, it is impractical to have a single set programme that will suit everyone. For this reason we start with an initial assessment of skill and knowledge which we match against the Learning Outcomes (see below) that make up our BTEC qualification.

From this we will discuss any additional training/workshops that you may need to do to make up any short-falls, and devise a programme to meet your particular needs. These workshops can normally be taken at an ISRM Validated school.

Therapists with ITEC, VTCT or Premier Level 3 or 4 qualifications will need to have a minimum of 2 years clinical experience since qualification and have completed additional CPD training to be eligible for the Bridging Programme.

The fee for the Initial Assessment is £50

  Bridging Programme
(In addition to any workshops you may need to attend)
  • BTEC Registration
  • 6 months ISRM student membership
    (this also enables you to take out student insurance if required)
  • Home study course (theory), 4 written assignments. 
    Marked by ISRM assessors and returned with marks and correction notes.  Notes for guidance and a booklist are provided.

    2 Case studies, Practice treatment log
  • Pre-exam practice day
  • ISRM exams (I theory, 1 Practical)
  • BTEC and ISRM certification
 The fee for the bridging programme is £500

The bridging programme is available at all ISRM Validated schools except in London. LSSM does not have the spare capacity and so Bridging programs in London operate from BlueChip CPD only.

ISRM – BTEC qualification, summary of Learning Outcomes
For successful completion the candidate must:
  • Be able to describe the structure and components of the musculoskeletal system with regard to their support and movement.
  • Be able to identify and explain the function of the bones, bony prominences and joints of the human skeletal system.
  • Be able to identify and explain the function of the muscle locations, origins and insertions on the human body.
  • Understand and explain the different types of muscle function.
  • Be able to describe and explain muscle physiology.
  • Be able to describe the structure and function of the major systems of the human body.
  • Be able to identify and carry out correctly massage techniques in the treatment of physiological conditions.
  • Be able to demonstrate research techniques and correct referral procedures.
  • Be able to recognise the signs of and explain the causes of the symptoms of musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Be able to take clients’ case histories.
  • Be able to assess using several appropriate methods a client’s function and range of movement.
  • Be able to conduct a postural assessment and explain the reasons for the conclusions drawn.
  • Evaluate the outcomes of each treatment.
  • Prepare for massage treatment.
  • Demonstrate the application of standard massage techniques.
  • Be able to explain the physiological effects, uses and benefits of the   massage techniques.
  • Be able to treat areas of soft tissue dysfunction on a client, using Neuromuscular Techniques.
  • Be able to treat areas of myofascial restriction on a client, using a variety of Muscle Energy Techniques.
  • Be able to release local areas of soft tissue restriction on a client, using a range of Soft Tissue Release techniques.
  • Be able to release local areas of fascial restriction on a client, using Connective Tissue techniques.
  • Be able to demonstrate how to release chronic muscle tension using Positional Release Technique.
  • Explain the factors and phases involved in a rehabilitation programme.
  • Explain and evaluate the techniques used to prevent injuries.
  • Demonstrate and evaluate the treatment of a variety of injuries.
  • Be able to give a client remedial exercise advice which meet the client’s specific needs.
  • Be able to demonstrate a knowledge of how to set up a business.
  • Be able to explain the Basic Employment and Health and Safety Regulations relevant to a small business.
  • Be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the code of ethics and practice relevant to professional practice.