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Dry Needling for Sport and Therapy

Level 5 CPD Certificate in Dry Needling

Our Level 5 CPD Certificate in Dry Needling forms one of the modules on our Level 5 Sports Therapy Diploma, which is an accredited qualification.
Our 2 day course can also be studied as an individual accredited CPD Certificate course.
The Dry Needling course is designed for those who are looking to use this modality professionally within therapy, injury treatment and rehabilitation.

Our course is open to Sports Massage Therapists at Level 4 or above, Sports Therapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists as continued professional development.


Jury's Inn Hotel,
Fleming Way,
Swindon, Wiltshire,

*Easy access from M4 junction 15 and 16 and 5 minutes walk from mainline
train station ​and bus station.
**Free parking available.
Jury's Inn Hotel,
31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool, L3 4FN

Upcoming Course Dates:
Thursday 13th & Friday 14th December 2018 - Swindon
from 09:30 - 17:00 daily -
Fully booked
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd February 2019 - Swindon
from 09:30 - 17:00 daily -
4 places available
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th March 2019 - Liverpool
From 09:30 - 17:00 daily
Friday 3rd May & Saturday 4th May 2019 - Swindon
from 09:30 - 17:00 daily


Current Course Price: £280

10% Discount is available for current FHT & STA members and graduates from Core Elements Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy course, reducing the course price to: £252
(Quote membership number on enrolment via a follow up email)

Teaching Methods

This course is taught using a hands-on approach, therefore you will be practising Dry Needling throughout both teaching days, whilst receiving ongoing input from the tutor. This course is independently accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists.

Book Now and secure your place on our upcoming course with a deposit of £99

Dry Needling Course Dates:
STA or FHT membership No:

Entry requirements and Background

Course applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old and must hold a minimum of a Level 4 qualification in Sports Massage Therapy.
Applicants should have also been practising Sports or Massage Therapy for a period of time prior to enrolling on this course.
Our course is also open to Sports Therapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists as continued professional development.

This course will focus on the application and theory behind the use of Dry Needling.
The use of Dry Needling as a modality within Sports and Remedial Massage, Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy treatment will be discussed along with the aims of treating specific injuries.

On completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate effective use and application of Dry Needling in the management of injury treatment, in a safe and effective manner and ​will have a clear understanding of contraindications for treatment.

Overview of Course
  • History of Dry Needling and current research
  • Theory and benefits of Dry Needling in relation to injury
  • Application of use within Sports Massage Therapy and other therapy contexts.
  • Contraindications and Health and Safety considerations
  • Demonstration and practise of Dry Needling with links to common sports injuries
  • Treatment areas with links to injury will include:
  • Upper limb, including two stimulation points on the hand
  • Lower limb, including two stimulation points on the foot
  • Chest
  • Shoulders
  • Upper, mid and lower back region
  • Gluteal region
Course design

​Our course is designed in relation to industry standards and is independently accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists. Provides 16 Continual Professional Development hours (CPD).

Training day will provide a mixture of theory work practical demonstration and supervised of treatment.
You will be practising and receiving Dry Needling throughout this course, under guided supervision.

Book your place with a £99 course deposit.
Dry Needling Course Dates:
Course Tutors

Taught by Dawn Morse BSc (Hons), PGCE, MSC and Simon Wintle BSc, PGCE

Dawn has a Masters Degree in Sports and Health Sciences, a BSc in Sports Science, is a qualified teacher and a Sports Massage Therapist. Dawn has been lecturing in the field of Sports Science and Sports Therapy for over 10 years and was the programme leader for the University of Bath FdSc in Sports Therapy for 9 years. Dawn is now an Associate Lecturer for the Open University and the proprietor of Core Elements which provides regular training courses in Sports Massage and Sports Therapy modalities.

Cancellation policy:

Your payment for this CPD course is non-refundable. It is not possible to have your place refunded in whole or part once your booking has been confirmed, or to transfer to a later date once you have already paid.

Therefore we STRONGLY recommend that you take out insurance to cover your costs in the event that you have to cancel or curtail your training.
By registering and paying the deposit for this course, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.