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Personal Development

What is personal development?

Personal development is the conscious pursuit to develop capabilities, knowledge, potential and employability.

Our goal is to assist members to undertake educational, vocational and personal development opportunities whilst pursuing and achieving excellence in professional football. 

Members are entitled to funding towards most accredited academic or vocational courses. We can help you access that support and recommend suitable options based on your career goals. 

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When should I start thinking about qualifications?

It’s never too early to start thinking about studying. The earlier you start, the better prepared you’ll be for a new career once you leave the game. Contact our team to find out how we can help you get started.

Will pursuing an education affect my performance on the pitch?

There is increasing research that suggests exploring interests outside football can actually boost your performance. If you’re thinking about broadening your horizons, check out our range of distance-learning courses.