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Academic Studies with Football Training

Abbey College Manchester has a new course for aspiring footballers
Abbey College Manchester Football Training with Academic Studies

Abbey College Manchester has launched an exciting new course aimed at students aged 16 years of age and over who have a passion for football. At present this is only available to male students but in time we hope to extend this to female students too. The course offers the chance to study A-levels or the International Foundation Programme whilst having football training on weekday afternoons.

This is a unique opportunity for students to gain qualifications for entry to university alongside intensive football training which could lead to playing professional or semi-professional football in the future. Football training is added to students’ timetables without impacting on the core study requirements to gain their qualification.

Please click here to download our leaflet on the course.

What are the academic course options?

Students will be able to choose from the following educational pathways depending on prior attainment and, if not from the UK, level of English:

A-levels (two or three years)
• Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics
• Business Studies, Economics and Mathematics

International Foundation Programme (one or two years, for international students only)
• Business Pathway (Business, Economics)
• Science Pathway (Biology and Chemistry)

These pathways will equip students to apply to a wide range of universities to pursue Science or Business related courses which could link to their sporting aspirations or they could apply for courses unrelated to sport. The subject combinations and qualifications offered allow students great flexibility as they move forward. Students will be taught in small classes (a maximum of 12 in each) and follow the same routine and rigour as all Abbey College Manchester programmes.

One or Two Term Programmes

Students who wish to only access a course for a shorter period of time should contact the college to find out what subject options are available.

What is the daily routine?
  • Students will have academic classes each weekday from 9.00am until 12.40pm at the Abbey College Manchester campus on their chosen academic programme.
  • Two hour football training sessions will be delivered each afternoon by professional and experienced coaches.
  • Students will have the option to undertake fitness programmes during the late afternoon or alternatively will be able to attend study/booster classes in the college.
Entry Requirements

A-Levels

This is traditionally a Two Year Programme although in certain circumstances it might be possible for a Three Year option to be undertaken.

To be considered for A-Levels students must:

  • Have successfully completed GCSEs or IGCSEs, or the equivalent qualification in their home country if not from the UK, and have gained good pass grades in at least five subjects, including those to be studied at A-Level
  • Be at least 16 years of age by the start of the academic year, i.e. 1st September
  • Have achieved an IELTS for UKVI band score of at least 5.5 if a GCSE or IGCSE in English Language has not been gained

International Foundation Programme (IFP)

This is only available to students who do not have a British passport. The Programme can be undertaken over One or Two Years:

One Year IFP students must:

  • Have successfully completed GCSEs or IGCSEs, or the equivalent qualification in their home country, and have gained good pass grades in at least five subjects
  • Have also completed one year of A-Level study or equivalent from their home country
  • Be at least 17 years of age by the start of the academic year, i.e. 1st September
  • Have achieved an IELTS for UKVI band score of at least 5.5 for the Business or Science Pathways if a GCSE or IGCSE in English Language has not been gained

Two Year IFP students must:

  • Have successfully completed GCSEs or IGCSEs, or the equivalent qualification in their home country, and have gained good pass grades
  • Be at least 16 years of age by the start of the academic year, i.e. 1st September
  • Have achieved an IELTS for UKVI band score of at least 4.5 for the Business or Science Pathways if a GCSE or IGCSE in English Language has not been gained

One or Two Term Programmes

Students who wish to only access a course for a shorter period of time should contact the college to find out what the entry requirements are.

How do I apply?

 

Please contact Admissions at Abbey College Manchester with the completed application form together with a copy of your passport and school reports. They will arrange an interview and all the necessary support with the application onto the programme and with the subsequent visa application if applicable.

Please click here to download the application form for the programme.

Fees 2018/2019
Academic studies with football trainingFull YearTwo TermOne Term
UK/EU Students excluding accommodation*£14,500£9,700£4,850
International Students including accommodation at Riverside House **£28,000£19,250£9,620
International Students including Host Family accommodation **£30,000£20,600£10,225

Notes:
* The cost for UK/EU students who require accommodation is available from the college on request
** The cost for international students who do not need accommodation is available from the college on request

Abbey College Manchester Football Training with Academic Studies
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