About Longford College

ABOUT LONGFORD

Longford International College (LIC) officially launches on 6th October and is accepting enrolments from students from outside of the professional sports industries. In just over six months, LIC has completed courses for 230 students from football clubs around the world.

The partnership with Leeds United FC College has propelled LIC onto a different level. Thanks to the Leeds United College partnership, LIC has broadened its reach to the worldwide fan base of this famous club. The consortium is also delighted to welcome the James Lind Institute and Rushford Business School, who are both based in Geneva (Switzerland). Students can now study for prestigious Swiss Degrees with the same credits that can be obtained in Ireland and across Europe.

LIC also is proud to recognise our current and future partners in the University of Bari (WAGRO Medical & Dentistry School), the Univerity of Ferarra, the Ouachita Baptist University (Arkansas, USA), the International Institute of Sports Management (Mumbai) and several UK universities to be announced soon.
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. Our 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 offers via our partner James Lind Institute accredited diplomas, masters degrees one doctoral programme. The course is delivered online and through online live webinars.

LIC is proud to acknowledge the help of many of its friends in the Premier League and is delighted that current players and football legends from Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Chelsea, Leeds United and Arsenal make up two of our present MBA groups.
As part of this launch, Leeds United are offering one fulled funded and ten 50% funded MBA scholarships, Details to be announced through the local media channels by the end of this week.

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COSMOPOLITAN TOWN

Based in the Midlands of Ireland, Longford is situated near the beautiful River Shannon. Longford (Irish: An Longfort) is the county town of County Longford in Ireland. It has a population of 10,008 according to the 2016 census. It is the biggest town in the county and about one third of the county’s population lives there. Longford lies at the meeting of Ireland’s N4 and N5 National Primary Route roads, which means that traffic traveling between Dublin and County Mayo, or North County Roscommon passes around the town. The railway station in Longford on the Dublin-Sligo line is important for commuters.

30% of residents are of a non-Irish nationality (20.4% being from the EU). Longford’s employment profile is very evenly split between Commerce & Trade, Manufacturing, Professional Services, and Other Industries; with each holding roughly a quarter of the overall workforce. Abbott Ireland is a significant employer in the town employing over 600 employees at its diagnostic facility in Longford town. Its presence and successful growth in Longford has encouraged other high-tech companies to locate here and pursue R&D, ICT and manufacturing opportunities. Other employment sectors offering opportunity include engineering, food processing and public administration.

Longford is a very affordable town to live in, and though the median income is lower than in other areas of the region, so too is the cost of living and accommodation. The town itself has vibrant shopping and services to business sectors and is surrounded by a wide variety of local leisure and sporting amenities. Leisure activities are diverse and could include a stay at Center Parcs Longford Forest Resort, sailing or kayaking on Lough Ree or cycling along the Royal Canal. The town is part of a vibrant and compact Midlands, with other Key Towns (Athlone, Roscommon, Tullamore and Mullingar) all within a 30-60 minute drive. Dublin Airport is withing 70 minute drive with Dublin City Centre within 100 minutes. 

WE AIM TO BRING OUT THE BEST IN YOU

Inside everyone there is a special person who has much to contribute. Our philosophy is to search for that inner strength and talents and help you make the most of it. That is why we adopt a ‘pracademic’ approach. We believe that there is a place for the practically grounded education with the academic theory.

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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to make education accessible, affordable and practically based. We aim to bridge the gap between the academic and the practical. We call our approach pracademic. Our couses are designed to be interesting, yet grounded in such a way that they can be specifically tailored to your career requirements.

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