Leeds United College launches partnership with Longford International College

Leeds United College launches partnership with Longford International College

Online courses available for young students now.

The Leeds United College have created a partnership with Longford International College (LIC) in Ireland to offer students from outside of the professional sports industries the chance to apply for online courses.

Following the launch for Longford International College on Tuesday afternoon, students are now able to enrol, with LIC having completed courses for over 230 students from football clubs around the world in the last six months alone.

The partnership with Leeds United College has helped to broadened the reach for LIC to the worldwide fan base, propelling the college onto a different level.  The consortium is also delighted to welcome on board the James Lind Institute and Rushford Business School, both based in Geneva (Switzerland). Through these collaborations, students can now study for prestigious Swiss Degrees with the same ECTS credits that can be obtained in Ireland and across Europe.

Longford International College was initially founded to provide courses to support professional footballers who are nearing the end of their contract, or who have left the game with any prior qualifications. The early mission was to provide business and sports science-related courses to help prepare professional footballers for the new challenge after sport. Now, LIC has expanded its reach to welcome new education partners in the Gaelic Players Association and the Women's Gaelic Players Association, Berwick Rangers FC, 451 Football Consultancy, The British College of Sport, Sheffield FC, ISIGN Cyber Security, Pillars of Performance, Seed for Speed and Insight in Sport.

LIC in partnership with Leeds United College offers accredited diplomas, masters degrees and one doctoral programme. The courses are all delivered online for students and through various online live webinars.