Academy players who achieve the required academic qualifications at the end of their LFE apprenticeship are able to pursue a route into Higher Education.

For some, a University degree is an essential part of professional training for a career, particularly in fields such as medicine, engineering and law. Others may have no clearly defined career destination in mind, but are motivated by their interest in a subject and a desire to improve themselves as people alongside their future career potentials.

Student life offers more than just academic and vocational knowledge, providing the opportunity to gain:

  • Extra-curricular experiences
  • Paid & voluntary work experience
  • Life management
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Greater employability skills
  • A broader sense of identity
  • Social awareness
  • Resilience
  • Motivation & confidence

All applications for places on University courses are subject to entry requirements of individual Universities. The number of UCAS required points may differ from course to course and University to University.

LFE’s Guide to Higher Education Applications gives practical and independent advice on what you need to do if you’re thinking about going to University. This publication provides the lowdown on UCAS, the application process, key dates & deadlines, Clearing and student finance & support.

Further information about writing a personal statement and other key issues can be found at