Abbey College Manchester + IHM Football Academy

IHM Football Academy has teamed up with Abbey College Manchester to launch some exciting new courses aimed at students aged 15 years of age and over who have a passion for football.

These are available to both male and female students and offer the chance to study GCSEs, A-levels or the International Foundation Programme, whilst participating fully in the IHM Football Academy.

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.

IHM Football training is added to students’ timetables without impacting on the core study requirements to gain their qualification.

GCSE

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.

A levels (2 or 3 Years)

Biology, Chemistry Mathematics and Physics (three can be chosen from these four)

Business Studies, Economics and Mathematics

Dependent on subjects we may accept students onto the second year of A Level if they have already completed their first year elsewhere.

International Foundation year (1 or 2 Years)

Business Pathway
Science Pathway

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.

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)

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

GCSEs

These can be taken over 1 or 2 years depending on a student’s age and level of English.

To be considered students must:

  • Be at least 14 years of age by the start of the academic year, i.e. 1st September
  • Have a level of English that is above beginners, which will be assessed through an online test

For more information about this course please contact us here!

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Football A Levels | International Foundation Programme, Football Academy