International Academy for Football & Education
Leeds City College works in collaboration with the International Academy of Football and Education (IAFE). IAFE offers their players the opportunity to train with UEFA Licensed Coaches and play against other club teams. This gives young people, who are seeking a career in sport, the chance to obtain a good education whilst continuing to play regularly themselves.
- Academic Programme
Leeds City College delivers a BA Honours Degree in Sports Coaching and Development. The qualification is accredited and awarded by Teesside University. Lectures take place at our Horsforth campus. Students undertake a two-year Foundation Degree and then progress automatically onto the final Top Up (Honours) year, if they pass the Foundation Degree.
- The IAFE Programme
The International Academy of Football and Education (IAFE) is owned by former England player Brian Deane and UEFA Licensed Coach Ian Burchnall. IAFE run a football programme alongside the academic course that we offer. Students on their programme train regularly and play against other club teams across the UK.
For further information about IAFE, please visit their website: www.footballandeducation.com.
- Course entry requirements
GCSE grades often form part of the entry requirements to Higher Education in the UK, in addition to a Further Education qualification. Minimum course entry requirements are:
GCSE: 4 subjects at grade C, or higher (must include Maths and English)
Further Education: E.g. 2 x grade D at A Level; double Merit profile at Diploma
Students from abroad must meet the same entry criteria that we set for our UK students. So, for example, Norwegian applicants must submit two Vitnemål with grades as follows:
Grunnskolen: 4 subjects at grade 3, or higher (must include Maths and English)
Videregående: Orden 3, plus Studiekompetanse
Vitnemål fra den Videregående is equal to our Further Education criteria. We request Vitnemål fra Grunnskolen for comparison to our GCSE criteria.
If you would like to apply, complete an application form and send it to us by email, or by post. Incomplete applications are not processed – be sure to send us copies of everything requested on the form. The guidance notes at the front will help you to complete it.