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Sport (Optional Entry to Football Academy) — Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma

Course information

This full Level 3 course is for people aged 16-18 interested in pursuing a career in the Sport and Recreation Industry. If you are a talented footballer and are interested in being invited to attend trials for the Football Academy,you will have the option to apply for our successful Football Academy.
The units include:
• The Sports Industry
• Sports and Society
• Principles of Sport Coaching
• Sports in the U.K
• Learning and Developing Sport Skills
• Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise
• Injury in Sport, Sport and Disability
• Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
• Sports Development
• Career Planning
• Health & Safety
Those studying the Extended Diploma will take additional modules:
• Training and Fitness
• Sport and Exercise Psychology
• Advanced Sports Leadership
• Exercise Prescription
• Technology in Sport
• Sports as a business
The course will also include tutorials. The Diplomas are achieved through continual assessment of the units which are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Practical sessions will take place at the Learning Exchange and in specialist centres throughout the city, such as the FA headquarters and visits to universities around the country.
This course is Advanced Learning Loan eligible which can fully cover the course fee.


• BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (full level 3)
• Opportunity to gain a Higher Certificate in Sports Leadership
• Volunteering and work experience

This course leads to...

• Higher Education Degrees: Sports Studies, Sports Science, Sports Development, Physical Education Teaching, on completion of the Diploma.
• Employment in the Sport / Leisure Industry and uniformed services.
• Careers in Sports Coaching, PE Teaching, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Sports Development, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychologist, Sports and the Media and Sports Science.

Entry Requirements

• You must be aged 16-18.
• 5 GCSEs at C or above to include English, Maths, Science or alternatively at least a Merit in a BTEC or equivalent
• Additionally you should have a Level 2 qualification in English and at least a Level 1 qualification in Maths).
• All applicants will need to complete a satisfactory initial assessment and interview.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 163425

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


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 for21/22 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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