Current and former players are entitled to financial support from the PFA Charity's Education department to undertake nationally recognised qualifications in preparation for life after football.

For all academic or vocational courses that carry a nationally recognised qualification, members can access a grant towards course fees (usually 50% up to a maximum of £1,500 per year) which can be applied for upon completion of the training.

In order to make a claim for funding towards course fees, please send the following information:

  1. Grant Application form
  2. Receipts to confirm you have paid in full (official receipts only – handwritten notes or invoices cannot be accepted)
  3. Copy of certificate confirming completion

Members who are registered as unemployed with the Job Centre, may be entitled to enhanced financial support. Please contact a member of the Education team prior to commencing the training for more information: or 0161 236 0637.

Please download the Application Form (click here) and return with supporting documents by post to:

PFA Education Department, 11 Oxford Court, Bishopsgate, Manchester, M2 3WQ.