LFE was established in 2004 by the EFL and the PFA to deliver the Apprenticeship Programme to 16 to 18-year-old players at EFL clubs.

The graphic provides a brief outline of the components that make up the Apprenticeship Programme.

LFE’s responsibilities extend to the delivery of life skills to U9-U23 players, parents and club staff. LFE’s Life Skills programme covers emotional well-being, equality & diversity, finance, cardiac and sexual health awareness, social media, talent transfer, resilience, personal development and lifestyle & education on key subjects such as gambling, alcohol and drugs.

Support is also provided after the completion of the apprenticeship, including tracking & monitoring of all past apprentices, assessment trials to try to help out of contract players gain a club, assistance in securing USA Soccer Scholarships or University places and European links with clubs in Spain and Sweden.