New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Premier League club Liverpool FC and Pearson on Thursday announced partnership to offer international sports industry qualifications designed to provide pathways to careers in sport, fitness and physical activity for young people and adults.
Pearson and Liverpool FC will create co-branded BTEC sport, fitness and physical activity sector qualifications, available to overseas learners from September this year.
The easy-to-access modular BTEC qualifications will enable learners to engage in bitesize learning, take short courses or a full two-year program. Units include health and wellbeing, sports psychology, nutrition and fitness.
Cindy Rampersaud, Senior Vice President BTEC and Apprenticeships at Pearson, said: "The sport and physical activity sector offers a wide range of exciting and rewarding career opportunities. Through our collaboration with Liverpool FC, learners will benefit from the most cutting-edge knowledge and skills they need to build a career in this industry, and gain a BTEC qualification that is recognised as relevant and high quality by employers around the world."
Billy Hogan, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer, Liverpool FC said: "Pearson is a global leader in the education industry, helping young people and adults get their foot on the career ladder by creating pathways into the workplace. We're looking forward to working closely with them to develop these new sports-specific BTEC qualifications to open up new global career opportunities and develop sports education around the world."
The BTEC will provide learners with a range of transferable skills and behaviours that are highly valued by employers through units in business, technology and self-employment, as well as developing the skills and knowledge to tackle two of the biggest health issues of our age - physical fitness and mental wellbeing.