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Sport and Active Leisure (Optional Entry to Football Academy) — BTEC Level 1 Diploma

Course ID: 163488

Course Year: 21/22

What to expect from the course

What does this qualification cover?

The primary purpose of this qualification is to recognise development of employability skills and/knowledge. This qualification has been designed to either support you with your active search for employment or aid you in your professional development whilst in the workplace. The qualification addresses the increased demand, as an outcome of a economy and competitive global environment, for employees across all sectors to be proficient in the application of generic and transferable employability skills. The qualification will enable learners to develop skills attributes, behaviours and values, which contribute to increased confidence and motivation and enable sustained and successful employment.

Who is it suitable for?

Those actively looking for employment, voluntary work or placements. Individuals who are already employed and who wish to develop their skills and knowledge in order to progress professionally within their chosen career pathway.

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your Tutor using a portfolio of evidence.

What modules are covered in the syllabus?

· Curriculum Vitae writing

· Customer Service

· Speaking Confidently

· Using Communication Skills in a Workplace


Open Awards Entry Level Award and Certificate in Employability and Professional Development

Why study with us?

As a student at the City of Liverpool College you will benefit from an aspirational educational experience, you will be taught by passionate motivational teachers who are subject experts and you will receive full tutor support. As part of your college course you will be involved in work experience, enrichment activities and have sessions with lead industry guest speakers. Your tutors will work closely with the progress support team to ensure you have every opportunity to reach your full potential. You will be stretched and challenged to develop the latest industry professional skills so you stand out from the crowd when applying for employment. All of this from our City Centre based sites.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Learners who achieve this qualification progress to Open Awards Level 1 Football Coaching

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

You need to be between the ages of 16 and 18 to undertake this qualification. You do not need any qualifications.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £18,135 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 811.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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