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Employer reviews

Excellent (105 reviews)

Employer review details
Statement Percentage of employers that selected this as a "strength" Percentage of employers that selected this as "needs improvement" Total number of employers that selected this statement
Communication with employers 90% 10% 79
Providing the right training at the right time 76% 24% 51
Getting new apprentices started 100% 0% 49
Reporting on progress of apprentices 82% 18% 38
Initial assessment of apprentices 92% 8% 36
Improving apprentice skills 76% 24% 34
Adapting to my needs 43% 57% 28
Training facilities 42% 58% 12
Working with small numbers of apprentices 44% 56% 9

Apprentice reviews

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Provider overview

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, to be replaced by the Sporting Excellence Professional.

Funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency, the European Social Fund and by football, LFE is responsible for over 1200 apprentices [aged 16-18 years-old] at 72 Football Clubs, is one of the largest providers of apprenticeships in elite sport.

We have a network of staff working across the country supporting our clubs to assist our apprentices throughout their two year development programme. 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.

Apprenticeship training course

Sporting excellence professional (level 3)

72% achievement rate (out of 640 apprentices)

60% national achievement rate

Explain achievement rate
The percentage of apprentices who successfully achieved their apprenticeship when trained by this provider on a course in this subject area. This rate uses data from the 2022 to 2023 academic year.


Head office

E F L House, 10-12 West Cliff, Preston, PR1 8HU

  • not available At apprentice’s workplace
  • available Day release
  • available Block release

Apprenticeship location

Check LEAGUE FOOTBALL EDUCATION’s training options for the apprenticeship location.

Contact this provider about this course

01772 326870

LEAGUE FOOTBALL EDUCATION is 1 of 11 training providers for Sporting excellence professional (level 3).

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