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About this provider

League Football Education was established in 2004 by The English Football League and The Professional Footballers' Association to manage the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence programme.

Funded by the Skills Funding Agency, the European Social Fund and by football, LFE is responsible for over 1300 Apprentices [aged 16-18 years-old] at 78 Football Clubs, is the largest provider of Apprenticeships in elite sport and is ranked as one of the top five providers in England.

We have 28 staff, with 14 working across the country dealing with club and college staff to support apprentices throughout their two years. LFE aims to help all apprentices achieve the full educational framework and to support apprentices moving into positive destinations at the end of the programme.

What employers are saying

Based on 3 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 2 out of 3 reviews
  • Good 1 out of 3 reviews
  • Poor 0 out of 3 reviews
  • Very poor 0 out of 3 reviews


  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (3)
  • Communication with employers (2)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (2)
  • Getting new apprentices started (1)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (1)

Things to improve

  • Adapting to my needs (1)
  • Communication with employers (1)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (1)

2 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
Sporting Excellence Pathway One Framework 3 Details
Sporting Excellence Pathway Two Framework 3 Details

Contact details

Phone number:
01772 326 870

Annual survey results

Employer satisfaction:
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Source: FE Choices

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Explain levels

Apprenticeships are set at different levels of difficulty from the equivalent of GCSE (level 2) up to postgraduate (level 7)

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