A world-class education partnership with Liverpool FC and Pearson

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The BTEC International Level 3 in Sport, developed in partnership with Liverpool Football Club, combines Liverpool FC’s premiership standards and sports methodology with Pearson BTEC's globally recognised, skill-based learning programmes.

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Qualifications, courses and blended learning resources 

This internationally benchmarked suite of qualifications includes:

  • 5 qualification pathways and 7 Specialist Awards short courses
  • ENIC-benchmarked to show comparability against the UK and European qualification frameworks
  • Supported by Sport Teacher Resource Packs to improve engagement and learner outcomes.

Now available in countries such as Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Bermuda, India, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Ghana, Kenya Malawi, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda, Belgium, France, Germany and Spain.

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Career pathways into the global sports industry

As the sports industry continues to grow around the world, more jobs and career pathways are being created to meet the demand for individuals with specific skills. 

Explore the 5 career pathways that the BTEC International in Sport qualification can provide for your learners.

Sport

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This pathway is designed to provide an overview of the sector, giving learners the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the sport industry. Learners will study a range of mandatory units such as Health, Wellbeing and Sport, Self-employment in Sport and Physical Activity. This pathway is suitable for learners who want to progress either directly into industry or on to further or higher education.

Download the Sport career pathway flyer to learn more

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Sport Business and Management

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This pathway will help learners gain skills for progression into areas in Sports Business and Sports Journalism. This pathway provides a good range of skills for learners to study further in higher education. Mandatory units include areas such as Marketing Communications and Sports Business allowing progression to higher education or a range of careers in the sporting industry.

Download the Sport Business and Management career pathway flyer to learn more

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This pathway is intended to help learners progress to roles in the fitness industry, such as a gym instructor or personal trainer. Learners will study mandatory units, such as exercise and fitness skills development and personal training and programming.

 

Download the Sport, Fitness Instructing and Personal Training career pathway flyer to learn more

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Sports Coaching and Development

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The Sports Coaching and Development pathway is intended to help learners progress on a path to becoming a multi-sport or skills coach. Learners will develop their practical coaching skills through mandatory units such as Inclusive Coaching and Developing Coaching Skills.

 

Download the Sports Coaching and Development career pathway flyer to learn more

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Sports Facilities Management and Management

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This pathway enables learners to understand more about working in different areas in the leisure and fitness industry. For example, working in a leisure centre, facilities management and for a local authority. Mandatory units studied cover areas such as sport and leisure facilities operations and business and technology in personal training, depending on the size of the qualification taken.

Download the Sports Facilities Operations and Management career pathway flyer to learn more

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Specialist Awards in Sport, short courses 

These courses are suitable for sport, football and fitness fans or any learner, aged 16 and above, who is interested in exploring the various techniques and practices in sport and fitness, which are adopted and promoted by the Premiership winning club.

Now Available 
  • History & Governance of Liverpool FC
  • Liverpool Coaching Employability Skills
  • Liverpool Coaching Skills and Practice 
  • Liverpool Football Club as a Business 
  • Principles of Nutrition & Performance in Sport  
  • Principles of Psychology in Sport 
  • Principles of Sports Anatomy and Physiology 

BTEC International Sport Teacher Resource Packs

BTEC International Sport Teacher Resource Packs are interactive, digital teaching and learning resources that can be delivered online and in the classroom.

They include real-life content and reference from Liverpool FC, to enable experienced or new teachers to build on and contextualize the teaching environment for selected units within a Specialist Award short course or full BTEC Qualification in Sport.

Watch a short demo on Learning Hub


Case studies

Read stories from our learners and sport professionals at Liverpool FC who studied a BTEC qualification, and how the knowledge and skills gained supported their career progression.