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We are expanding our range of degrees all the time. Click here to go to our degrees page. 

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DIPLOMA COURSES

We now offer over 20 different diplomas in business, aviation and sports sciences. Click on the button below to find out start dates. 

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FREE COURSES

From time to time we offer 100% free diploma courses. Click on here to join mailing list so you know when the next free diplomas are planned. 

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EXCITING NEW COURSES

In collaboration with Leeds United College we offer exciting Masters Degrees Programmes.

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DUAL ACCREDITATIONS

Longford College and Rushford Business College bring your Swiss accredited degrees with 60 or 90 ECTS.

PRACADEMIC DEGREES

Our courses are designed to bridge the gap between the practical and the academic.

NEWS UPDATE – LEEDS UNITED COLLEGE LAUNCH

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. 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.

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TUESDAY 6th OCOTBER

LONGFORD INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE
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with LEEDS UNITED COLLEGE in Edgeworthstown

On the 6th October 2020, Longford International College was officially launched in Edgeworthstown (Co. Longford). The College has been established to provide an affordable education that is flexible and innovative to the local population as well as worldwide. The College started delivering courses in May 2020, and since that time, over 300 students have already taken our short diploma courses. Many of those students have been world-famous sports stars. Indeed, many of them have returned to continue their studies with our MBA degrees. It is really great that a small College in Longford can attract current and former professional footballers from Chelsea FC, Leeds United FC, Manchester United FC, Spurs, Arsenal and Bayern Munich.

BLENDED LEARNING

Our partner universities are global leaders in blended and online learning for over a decade, so you are sure of the best possible experience. 

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HIGH PLACEMENT

Students get consistently hired at a higher rate than market average, and a much quicker career progression across multiple business functions through our academic partners. 

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HIGHLY RECOGNISED

Our programs have been certified and accredited by our University partners and prestigeous international public and private organisations

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OUR PARTNERS

We are proud that our partners include Leeds United FC, Sheffield FC, The Gaelic Players Association, Insight in Sport Group, Vernier Software & Technology, The Institute of Ethics and Culture and the 451 Football Consulting. Our academic partners include James Lind Institute, The University of Bari, The University of Ferrara, and The Ouachita Baptist University (OBU). 

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COURSES YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN

EXECUTIVE MBA

This course is relevant to anyone who wants a prestigious degree in business.The Master of Business Administration (MBA) qualification is now seen as the minimum entry requirement for a career in management and increasingly in the 21st century employers are looking for not only the rigor that is associated with the attainment of the MBA but a specialism for specific functional business areas.

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MBA FOOBALL INDUSTRIES

If you want to work in a sporting organisation, this is the course for you. Designed along with the professionals from Leeds United Football Club, the MBA focusing on the professionalism and business of the sports. The course features a one week residential at Leeds United where you will hear and see the professionals from a Premier League club first hand.

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MSc ADV SPORTS PERFORMACE

This course is designed for Sports and Exercise Science graduates and/or fitness professionals with a minimum bachelor’s degree. It aims to educate students on applied techniques and methods that directly affect results on the pitch, field, track, course, or court by elevating the level at which their athletes perform both physically and mentally.

Taught by elite performance coaches with applied experience in professional sport and experts in the field of performance, students will learn innovative principles and practises utilised by world-class athletes and coaches.

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MSc SPORTS & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY

We have created a flexible pathway to help make your journey as practical and enjoyable as possible. We have broken our MSc into four different stages, called diploma stages. Simply complete each of the diplomas, top it off with a dissertation to get your degree.

There are no written exams. You are assessed through project work and assignments.

You can take just one diploma and exit, or as many as you want. Start and stop the course as it suits you.
The MSc is accredited through the James Lind Institute in Geneva.

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What our students say

Since the beginning of the course, I had all the tools to get the most of the course and especially the people involved in it helped me to explore new challenges. The Leadership Course has been very effective and applicable to my personal life and job. Recommended to everybody.

CÉSAR AZPILICUETA – CHELSEA FC

I want to share my feeling doing this course because I think it can be great for a lot of players and also for people around us like staff, physiotherapists, doctors, managers etc. This course brings me the opportunity to learn about something that I love, and it was so easy to follow, the lessons were very interesting, 70 mins per week all connected paying and attention, listen to and discussing a lot of doubts and questions. So I recommend this course to everyone to improve your knowledge about this future job or role, and most important because after football we are still young and we are winning time doing the course preparing ourselves a little bit better for this moment.

WILLY CARABELLO- CHELSEA FC

“I would like to thank the club for providing this opportunity for us during this time. The Diploma course in Sport Leadership has been a really enjoyable experience. I have learnt a lot about myself during this time and this course has really got me thinking about my skills and areas to improve. It will help me develop in my roles at the Foundation & the Academy. Big thanks to Matt Everett and Nigel Thewlis for their support with the essay. I honestly never would have thought that my essay would have scored so highly.”

TOM McSTAVRICK – LEEDS UNITED FC

Thank you very much!  I’m really enjoying it, the reading on whether leaders are born or made is very interesting and I am enjoying learning something that I haven’t thought about academically before.

MOLLY JOHNSON – LEEDS UNITED FC

Longford College and our partners want to make a real difference to education. Our mission is to make educational accessible, engaging and worthwhile.

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LEEDS UNITED COLLEGE

Longford International College is proud to announce our association with Leeds United College. Together we will offer Professional Diploma Courses and Masters Degree programmes in sports and business related areas. Leeds United College have a proud tradition of supplying education to the wider community. You can find out more about the great work of Leeds United College by clicking on the Read More button. 

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INNOVATIVE PROGRAMMES

Leeds United College and the James Lind Institute with Longford Internation College offer  a wide range of courses that are designed to fit in with your schedule – to make education more accessible. Our degrees are accredited through James Lind Institute and the Rushford Business School in Geneva, Switzerland.

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 GAELIC PLAYERS ASSOCIATION

We are delighted to partner with the GPA and WGPA to offer two 100% scholarships and twenty 50% scholarships for any of our courses. The scholarships cover any course you find on our list of courses with the GPA. Our courses cover a wide range of subjects, from sports science to executive coaching. Many Gaelic athletes have well-developed qualities of team building, leadership and sports science developed through their time in the game. We want to acknowledge the tireless efforts and sacrifices made by Gaelic players who turn our for their county teams – often at their expense. We have developed our courses so that they can provide players and former players with the opportunity to develop further, or enter into a new career path.

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