A world class education partnership

Premier League and FIFA Club World Cup Champions, Liverpool Football Club in partnership with Pearson, the world's leading learning company are proud to present the new BTEC International Level 3 qualification and resources in Sport.

This groundbreaking partnership draws on the sporting and education success of Liverpool Football Club and over 170 years of Pearson's education expertise and learner success with BTEC International qualifications.

The qualification resources aim to elevate sports education around the world and transform the learning experience for young people and adults who want to gain a quality qualification and aspire to careers in the global sports industry.

BTEC International Level 3 Qualification in Sport is available for teaching and its related resources will be available soon. The qualification includes real-life content from Liverpool Football Club and offers learners multiple pathways and vocational career opportunities in the sport and leisure industry within which new careers are emerging and developing all the time.

The qualification includes five pathways in:

  1. 1. Sport
  2. 2. Sport Fitness Instructing and Personal Training
  3. 3. Sport Coaching and Development
  4. 4. Sport Business and Management
  5. 5. Sports Facilities Operations and Management.

The qualification also includes four short-term programs in:

Sports Psychology, Sports Journalism, Sports Nutrition and Football Coaching


Pearson is a global leader in the education industry, helping young people and adults to get their foot on the career ladder by creating pathways into the workplace. We are excited about this partnership with Pearson on the new BTEC International Level 3 qualification in Sport which will help to open up new global career opportunities and develop sports education around the world.

Billy Hogan, Chief Executive Officer, Liverpool Football Club

Introduction to Pearson

The world's leading learning company

Pearson is the world's leading learning company with 24,000 employees across 70 countries worldwide, and global headquarters in London. We combine world-class educational content and assessment powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalised learning. We believe that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. For more, visit pearson.com


Introduction to Liverpool Football Club

Premier League and FIFA Club World Cup Champions

Founded in 1892, Liverpool FC is one of the world's most historic and famous football clubs, due to our illustrious domestic and international success on the pitch. Through our Academy we have nurtured and developed world class footballers, educating them in The Liverpool Way. We are proud of our heritage and play a proactive role in our local communities through our charitable foundation, creating life changing opportunities for children and young people. We work with cutting edge partners around the world aligning our brands and providing unparalleled opportunities for our fans.


About BTEC International Level 3

Career-focused qualifications that equip learners with the employability skills needed to progress to employment or further education.


BTEC International Level 3 qualifications are suitable for learners between the ages of 16 to 24 as well as adults returning to education. They provide a learner-centered approach to education, with a flexible, unit-based structure and knowledge applied to project-based assessments.

A BTEC is so much more than just a qualification - BTECs focus on the holistic development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be successful in employment and further education. This practical approach allows BTEC learners to develop and apply their skills in real-life scenarios and enables learners to develop the employability skills that modern businesses and employers need, and universities are looking for.

Studying a BTEC will help learners to develop the following key skills:

  • Co-created qualification with Premier League and FIFA Club World Cup Champions Liverpool Football Club.
  • Accepted on their own by UK and international universities, and higher education institutions for entry into relevant degree programmes.
  • Internationally relevant content, designed to help learners develop the specific skills they need to progress on to further study or employment in the global sports industry.
  • Recognised internationally by governments and industry.