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  • Further Education Programme
Delivered in partnership with the Northwest’s leading combat sports and mixed martial arts academies, the Combat Sports College based in Liverpool is a unique and pioneering opportunity for young people aged 16-18 with a true passion for combat sports who wish to continue to progress and advance in the industry.

The two year further education programme offers successful applicants the chance to pursue four key pathways within the combat sports industry: professional athlete, university, coaching, or an industry role such as referee or judge. By combining a winning formula of qualifications, real-life work experience, and a genuine network of industry professionals, our students are well equipped to become the industry leaders of tomorrow in and out of the cage.

Highly Qualified

Tutors & MMA Professionals

Elite Athlete Development

Achieve your goals in the cage

Stay with your current Club

We work alongside current coaches

Professional Industry Network

Guest Speaker & Events

Exciting Pathways

Elite Athlete, Uni, Coach

Professional Development

Employability and life skills sessions

Sport Industry Opportunities

Work Experiences

Tours & Experiences

Funded trips & tours

No Exams

100% Assessment & Practical Course

The Education & Professional Development

Academically Students study towards a two year Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Development and Coaching qualification that is attached to one of our industry career focused pathways in either  coaching & teaching or sports science . Both the qualification and course pathways are 100% practical and cover a wide variety of topics across a wide range of sporting careers.



What makes the Combat Sports College unique is that it is the first of its kind to provide students with recognised national qualifications, along with governing body qualifications from Combat Sports College, ABA and GBW.


Combat Sports College enables students to develop and run their own programmes and initiatives gaining crucial and relative real world experience in a diverse array of settings. From running your own community classes to coaching within your gym environment there will be encouragement and support available to help students secure invaluable work experience alongside their education.


The course allows students to focus on developing industry relevant skills, knowledge and experiences to support their progression onto university and future careers in Sport Development, Sports Science and Physio, or Apprenticeships. 


The MMA industry is full of enrichment opportunities both domestically and internationally. From visits to national sports institutes and fight camps abroad, to guest speakers and seminars, Combat Sports College will look to offer valuable and memorable experiences to both enrich and enhance students’ passion for the fastest growing sport in the world.

The Elite Combat Sport Development


Delivered by working MMA professionals, the Combat Sports College develops meaningful partnerships with the Northwest’s leading combat sports and mixed martial arts academies to provide outstanding opportunities for elite athlete development.


While the practical education is delivered at Combat Sports College in Liverpool, students can continue to train within their own academies to develop their skill as athletes along with their aspirations of fighting at the highest levels (regional, national or international).


This partnership approach has successfully seen numerous alumni reap the rewards through determination and skill, to achieve their ambitions in becoming MMA professionals and champions.



To find out more about the Combat Sports College Education programme register for our next Experience Session to find out more

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