LBFA Education Programme

LBFA Football Education Programme

Why us?

NCFE Level 2 & 3

These qualifications are equivalent to 3 A levels


Healthy relationships with professional and semi – professional clubs. Offering opportunities and pathways

Elite coaches

Full time training, coached by ex professional footballers with experience playing in the Premier League and Football League

What is LBFA Education Programme?

Leon Barnett Football Academy Education Program is a full time education and football development program for students aged 16 – 19. Providing the perfect opportunity for aspiring footballers to combine full time football and full time education. Student pathways are a priority, we provide guidance on and off the field so the transition into the work place, University or a professional or semi – professional club can be as smooth as possible.


While developing your football ability you will also be receiving a top class education at our training facility in Cranfield. You will receive 12 hours NCFE Level study over 3 days minimum. NCFE Level 3 is equivalent to 3 A levels, which means on completion you have a wide range of options, whether that’s to University or straight to employment.


Train everyday at our elite facility in Cranfield. Professional training programs and sessions helping you take your football to the next level. Test yourself weekly against professional clubs and high level opposition in trial, friendly and league games. 12 hours of coaching by UEFA B licenced coaches, who better to learn from then coaches who have played in the Premier League and Football League.


  • A Laptop is required upon enrollment for each student
  • We require students to gain a minimum of 3 GCSE’s (9 – 4) to get on to the Level 3.
  • Completing the NCFE Level 2 will allow you to progress onto the Level 3 if you don’t have the required grades to get straight onto the Level 3.