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Sport and Physical Activity — Level 3 Foundation Diploma (16-19)


Course ID: 173515

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • This is a Level 3 qualification studied over1 year.
  • This course will introduce you to the different job roles in Sport.
  • Gain invaluable insight into the sports industry.
  • Rise to the challenge of the nationally recognised Sports Leaders Award
  • Join a range of practical activities including a week-long residential for National Citizenship Award
  • Benefit from a range of guest speakers from the world of sport and industry

What to expect from the course

This qualification provides you with an introduction to different jobs in Sport.

You will study the following mdules:

- Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity
- Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership
- Sports Organisation and Development
- Working Safely in Sport, Exercise, Health and Leisure
- Organisation of Sports Events
- Physical Activity for Specific Groups
- Practical Skills in Sport and Physical Activities.

You will be assessed in a number of ways, to provide you with an insight into the sports industry.


Level 3 OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma in Sport

Why study with us?

Excellent grades within the sports department.

Range of practical activities offered.

National Citizenship Award - includes a week residential.

Sports Leaders - nationally recognised award.

Guest speakers from industry.

City centre based.

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.

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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

Completion of this course leads to exciting jobs in the world of Sport, including sports coach, physiotherapist, performance analysis, sport business, nutrition, rehabilitation and sports event operations.

Example careers

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

The following is a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry onto the course.

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (previously C) or above including Maths and English Language OR a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths and English Language and relevant subject qualification OR a minimum of Level 2 course in your chosen subject at merit or above and English Language and Maths at Level 2.

An enthusiasm and passion to succeed and develop yourself with great attendance will be vital to you achieving success on this course.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


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 have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 2882.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

Please note this is a two year programme that consists of two courses. Your fee status may change from one year to the next depending on age and circumstance at the start of the next course e.g. if you turn 19 before progressing to the next level, you may be required to pay fees as outlined above.

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