Abbey College Manchester has a new course for aspiring footballers
Abbey College Manchester has launched an exciting new course aimed at students aged 15 years of age and over who have a passion for football. This is available to both male and female students and 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.
Students will be able to choose from the following educational pathways depending on prior attainment and level of English if not from the UK.
Dependent on subjects we may accept students onto the second year of A Level if they have already completed their first year elsewhere.
Students wishing to access the One Year International Foundation Programme must already have the equivalent of the first year of Level 3 study in their home country and an overall IELTS for UKVI score of at least 6.0.
Most subjects can be taken with this option.
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 routine and rigour of 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 the subjects that are available.
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:
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:
These can be taken over 1 or 2 years depending on a student’s age and level of English.
To be considered students must:
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.
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.
|Academic studies with football training||Full Year||Two Term||One Term|
|UK/EU Students excluding accommodation*||£14,950||£9,950||£4,975|
|International Students including accommodation at Riverside House||£29,950||£19,950||£9,975|
|International Students including Host Family accommodation||£31,500||£21,300||£10,650|
* The cost for UK/EU students who require accommodation is available from the college on request