Tottenham Hotspur players took part in a question-and-answer session with football hopefuls from Barnet and Southgate College.
Youth team defensive midfielder Anton Walkes and first team central defender Eric Dier met students on level two and three BTec and NVQ courses run through the education and football development programme that the college runs with the Premier League club.
They explained how they prepared for big matches and reflected on their careers so far, before taking part in a training session with learners.
Mr Dier said afterwards: “You can see how passionate the students are about football, but it’s also important to work hard in the classroom and get the qualifications you need for later life.”
Level three BTec diploma in sport student Nabil Hasheem, aged 18, said: “I had a great time learning new football skills with the Spurs players.
“It’s great knowing that one day I could be one of them.”
Cap: From left: Barnet and Southgate College students Nabeel Hashim, aged 18, Amy Sinden, 17, Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier and students Shakira Waithe, 19, and Mardochee Mboliko, 17