Those who embrace personal development as well as alternative interests, employment, education or training, equip themselves to excel as football players and for life off the pitch. Our Progression strategy aims to provide life skills, information, advice, guidance, support and opportunities to contribute to personal growth.

Information, Advice, Guidance & Support


LFE recognises that there are a number of pathways learners want to take post-study programme and we want to ensure that all possible information is made available. In order to do this, LFE has invested in the online tool Start. This houses up to date information, as well as video testimonials, on all major employment sectors, with an extensive range of job roles and requirements explained.

Click here to get a taste of what is on offer at this excellent resource.

Tracking and Monitoring

Collecting detailed learner destination data at the end of the study programme has helped LFE develop and promote a range of partnerships and opportunities for learners. This work is conducted and managed by LFE’s Transition Officer and continues for 12 months after learners leave their programme.

Thinking about Studying for a Degree?

You may now be starting to think for the first time about developing yourself as more than a footballer. This process in itself is quite daunting but if you are thinking of or considering going to University and making the step into Higher Education, it is important to explore how your studies may fit into your long term personal development and career aims.

UCAS is an independent charity providing information, advice, and admissions services to inspire and facilitate educational progression. They’re core business is admissions to full-time undergraduate education.

How to apply:

To apply for a University place via UCAS, please follow this link:

2020 Learner Progression

Of the learners who finished their programme in July 2020:

53% of them have been offered places at some of the country’s top Universities to continue their studies, these include:

  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Liverpool John Moore University
  • Edgehill University
  • Lancaster University
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • Salford University
  • Sheffield Hallam University

57% of learners expect to be in either full or part time employment upon leaving the programme.