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Sport & Outdoor Education

The Sport and Leisure industry covers a wide range of sectors such as sport and recreation, health and fitness and outdoor pursuits. At Hugh Baird College, we offer a range of courses from that will allow you to progress to employment in these sectors or on to university.

Our courses range from general sports coaching to football coaching; from gym instructors to personal training. You will be taught by industry experienced staff and you will benefit from our new state-of-the-art gym facility, Lifestyle Fitness.

We are also the only College in the Sefton and Liverpool areas to offer the BTEC Extended Diploma in Outdoor Education. Both this course and the Sport BTEC Extended Diploma are equivalent to three A Levels and enable you to progress to university.

Where are they now?
Kirsty Murray

Kirsty Murray

Fitness Coach at Total Fitness

"I really felt part of a friendly and supportive community that was geared towards helping me achieve my personal goals. My classmates were also great as were the staff who were approachable and keen to help me reach my full potential...” Read more
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Job growth sector

These study programmes are linked to the highlighted area/s of job growth in our region:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Creative and Digital
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • Life Science and Health
  • Low Carbon
  • SuperPort
  • Visitor Economy