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The Sport and Leisure industry is one of the UK’s key growth areas, with 440,000 new jobs to be created in the sector by 2020.
The City of Liverpool College is proud of its sports facilities, tutors and most importantly our students. After studying with us, many of our students have gone into various careers, but have also become successful in competitive sports. Former student Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who represented Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics, competed alongside world-class athletes such as Jessica Ennis. Rebecca Tunny and Charlie Fellows, also talented athletes who were in the running for Rio 2016, studied on the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, with optional entry to our prestigious Football Academy.
As part of the curriculum, Sports, Fitness and Public Services students have the opportunity to learn and take part in the following activities: badminton, basketball, netball, BMX biking, outdoor pursuits, tag rugby, football, volleyball, health-related fitness, handball, rounders, athletics and cricket.
Lessons take place in a state-of-the-art sports hall, fitness suite, as well as local parks and sports-specific venues. In addition, intra-college competitions take place throughout the year as part of British Colleges events and leagues, where all students have the opportunity to participate for their college.
All sports, fitness and public services students are encouraged to participate, organise, officiate and lead fellow peers, local schools and community groups in activities, having the opportunity to gain Sports Leaders Awards as a reward for their hard work and effort. During this course, students develop their communication and organisational skills. It also increases motivation, helps to develop confidence as well as other valuable leadership skills.
The Sports, Fitness and Public Services department actively develops routes for its students to continue with their aspirations to higher education, both at The City of Liverpool College and at other universities, and students have attended taster sessions at University of Cumbria, Liverpool John Moores University, Edge Hill University and Liverpool Hope University. We also offer Edge Hill PGCE students the opportunity to complete a period of teaching practice at The City of Liverpool College, with members of staff offered the opportunity to sabbatical teach on Edge Hill’s PGCE course.
We ensure all our students have access to the latest equipment, such as a full sized sports hall, a newly built sports lab and spacious gym and fitness studios.