Longford International College Unit 3, IDA Templemichael Business Park, Ballinalee Road, Longford. N39 P296.
+353 43 334 1980

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest

Benjamin Franklin


The Advanced Sports Performance MSc is led by one of the world’s leading strength and conditioning coaches who has worked with some of the leading managers and players in the English Premier League. Now, with this elite knowledge, you can bring this to your local GAA and Soccer Clubs. Knowing how to train and when to train can bring significant team level improvements



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 rigour that is associated with the attainment of the MBA but a specialism for specific functional business areas. We are offering an MBA with flexibility — study with us to achieve a qualification that will change your lives. We are launching an MBA that is delivered 100% online and this allows you to study anytime, anyplace and anywhere to fit in with your busy lifestyles. The programme adopts a student-centred approach to teaching and learning that will allow you to develop both personally and professionally.



In collaboration with many sporting bodies we offer exciting Masters Degrees Programmes.


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


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


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


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


We work with a wide range of sporting clubs and organisations. Please contact us if you would like more information about working with us.


You have played in front of large crowds. You have been scrutinised in the press. You have performed where others can only dream of. You are one of the chosen few who become elite in what they do.


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


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


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


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). 


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.


The MBA is awesome. I have learned more than I could have imagined.


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.


“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.”


The MBA is a very important and useful course for any footballer getting ready to leave the game. I found the course interesting and engaging.


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.


Our Partners

We are proud to work with such excellent and world leading partners across the world.

The Gaelic Players Association is the official representative body for football and hurling county players. Founded in 1999 and officially recognised in 2010, we represent over 2,300 past and present players. We are dedicated to investing in a better and more sustainable future for county players across our three key pillars: Representation, Welfare and Development.

The vision will cater for learners within the global education community. We will work with key partners to ensure those students who have underachieved within mainstream school settings also have an opportunity to succeed. Within the 16plus age range, our target demographic will also include young people who are not in Education, Employment or Training (NEETs). The vision will use the powerful key brands within the catchment area and its extensive community arm to engage and motivate students to participate.

451 Football Consultancy is a longstanding and highly dependable football agency business operating in today’s fast moving and exciting world of sports entertainment. With over 25 year’s experience in global transfers and hosting bases in the Glasgow, London, Dubai and Brisbane, the business is respected by its peers in both player and club representation at elite level.

Leeds United Football Club launched a college provision for students 16 to 18 in September 2019.
The Leeds United College prides itself on providing students with a first class learning experience, through a range of courses. The aim, is to create a fully inclusive environment, to enable all students to set ambitious targets and reach their full potential. On each course you will learn through practical experience and theoretical based learning, all via a team of elite industry teaching staff. 

The ultimate aim of the center for sport excellence is to develop the skills and competencies of professionals working in the sport industry to develop and sustain performance.
The centre for sport excellence is an international ecosystem consisting of international and national strategic partners focused on developing talent.
The ecosystem is a creation of MB Ventures and is based on a creative and critical realist worldview.

AUSFS (Australian Football Service) was established in 2011 with part company Cityroos with focus on football academy and then was made official by 2016 expanding its business. AUSFS provides a broad football service and focuses on Players & Managers as a Agent, organises International & Domestic Tournaments, Youth Development, Sports Tours and provide Sports Education for clients who want to excel in their sector and make a Career for themselves.

An education focused organisation using the Powers of Sport to inspire, motivate and educate young people to build a better life for themselves and unite the communities in which they live. It is our strategic objective to work in collaboration and true partnership with other key organisations to provide greater opportunities and support, for young people from across Kent and the South East.

At IPSO they only use the best tutors in the business with a wealth of experience to show you they are specialists in scouting & analysis. These expert tutors deliver the workshops & courses with passion, desire and that extra knowledge that make the learning experience special and like no other courses. You don’t want a plumber delivering an electricians course. Here you will be taught from the horse’s mouth as our experts show you an experience that will take you to another level. The uniqueness of their delivery is special, quoted by many students in their feedback which adds to the students experience and enjoyment. They make you feel at ease, they make you feel welcome and they care, making your experience a special one, you will get inspired by their stories and methodology as their expertise shines through. We pride ourselves on our delivery and the information provided.

Soccerex has been bringing together the global football industry to network in a unique commercial environment for over 25 years. From hosting industry leading networking events across the globe to our market insight campaigns, we provide a platform to connect your business with the game’s key stakeholders.

Traainer consists of a team of multidisciplinary practitioners who together coordinate the delivery of holistic player support services. This involves athlete profiling and diagnostics, S&C programming, monitoring, performance analysis and delivery of a comprehensive athlete educational curriculum. These services are delivered using a hybrid model of remote and in-person delivery.

IISM is the foremost institute involved in the most unexplored education avenues. We offer undergraduate & postgraduate programs in sports management that prepares students & young professionals towards exciting careers with an in-depth understanding of the design and implementation of tested and verified sports-specific training. We equip students with the professional skills and proficiency necessary to lead meaningful careers within the sports industry & be a reckoning force behind its success.

All Massive Soccer Coaches share the passion your children do for the game of soccer and are committed to the development of players regardless of age or ability. We understand of the needs of youth soccer teams in the USA, and have worked with many players and teams within Competitive, Recreational and Academy settings

ALLSPORTS COACHES COACHING ACADEMY CIC is a Community Interest Company committed to the Armed Forces Covenant and a member of Social Enterprise UK.
Primarily focused on working with Veterans and their Families, our holistic programmes can be adapted for Key Workers, Retired Sports Professionals and others including NEET’s who are considering a career change.
The CIC has been set up after a number of people with a passion for sport shared concerns about the sustainable supply of coaches and the difficulties of working in challenging environments suffering budget constraints.

Founded by Enoch Showunmi – a former footballer – Global Soccer Pathways has created  a global resource for professional players and student athletes in elite training, performance coaching, education & mentoring.

FA Innovations is a global partnership, experienced in the forefront of knowledge processing, innovation and business strategy. The scale of our operations, coupled with the diversity of our team members and their unprecedented levels of connectivity outlines our key competitive advantage. We are known for forging world-class partnerships, and also for transforming innovative business ideas into flawless strategies and unique value propositions, decreed by impeccable execution that is inherently instigated with an affinity towards long-term sustainable development.

Future Sports Qatar is committed to delivering world-class football coaching programmes that go beyond the physical and technical development of young players. Through our ‘Future Formations’ model for coaching, we seek to provide a more holistic approach to learning that focuses on the growth and development of the whole child.