Upon receiving their GCSE results, learners are required to visit the club they wish to study at in order to provide the club with evidence of these achievements. During this visit, club staff will be able to identify if learners are to be offered a place on the Study Programme or not, and at which level they will study.

Upon completion of the Induction period, LFE’s Study Programme Manager will meet with all new learners to undertake the enrolment process with them.

Firstly, learners will complete their Initial assessment/ diagnostic testing, before having a one-to-one interview with the Study Programme manager. During this interview they will discuss why they have joined the course and what their expectations are. In addition, all relevant paperwork will be completed and the planned study hours will be discussed and agreed.

Initial Assessment and Diagnostic

Initial Assessments are carried out with every learner to establish their academic ability. The assessment is carried out in the first 4 weeks of the course and will enable the learner to be placed on the most appropriate educational programme based upon the outcome of this and their GCSE results. All learners will undertake an online skills builder assessment and learning styles questionnaire as part of the initial assessment process.

Upon completion of the initial assessment, learners will undergo diagnostic testing to identify their strengths and areas for improvement in English and maths. The results of these tests are crucial for teachers to ensure lessons are correctly planned to cater for all individual learning needs.


All learners are provided with a thorough induction prior to the start of their programme. LFE provides each club with a set of standard induction topics that includes the following:

  • Health & Safety
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Drugs Awareness
  • Learner Well-being
  • Safeguarding
  • Prevent

In addition to this, they will cover the following:

  • A site tour of all premises and facilities
  • Learner codes of conduct/disciplinary procedures
  • A qualification introduction

Learner Support

Learner support is about giving each learner access to support necessary to achieve their aims.

The role of the LFE Study Programme Manager is to support learners during their time on the Study Programme. Learners will have regular contact with the Study Programme Manager throughout their programme and they will regularly review progress to ensure learners are on track to complete the programme successfully. They are able to provide support with any issues that may arise and can also facilitate support for additional learning needs if this is required.

Learner Reviews

Learner reviews are conducted by LFE’s Study Programme Manager, and are recorded on an e-learning platform (EMS). The review process clearly establishes the level of progress made, and agreed actions for each learner.

All reviews are exportable from LFE’s e-learning platform and can be distributed directly to parents. Clubs are responsible for this process and you should contact your club’s Education Officer if you wish to receive these.

Reviews are conducted in the following areas:

  • Technical certificate (completed by the club tutor(s))
  • Functional Skills English and maths (completed by Functional Skills tutor if appropriate)
  • GCSE English and maths (completed by GCSE tutor if appropriate)
  • Overall individual review (conducted by LFE’s Study Programme Manager)

Reviews are conducted four times per year, throughout the 36-week course. It is essential that learners are available for reviews.

The Community Trust Study Programme is designed to give all learners the very best chance of building and maintaining a career as within the sports industry.

Through the Transition support programme, LFE will equip learners with the information and skills necessary to identify and achieve these careers.

For more information, please see the Transition section of our website.