A Levels or Foundation + Football

IH Manchester has launched an exciting new course aimed at students aged 16 years of age and over who have a passion for football. The course offers the chance to study A-levels or the International Foundation Programme whilst attending football training on weekday afternoons with us at IH Manchester Football Academy.

This is a unique opportunity for students to gain qualifications for entry to university alongside intensive IH Manchester Football Academy 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.

About the Course

  • Suitable for age 16+
  • 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.

Academic Course Options

A-levels (two or three years)

    • Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics
    • Business Studies, Economics and Mathematics
    • Maximum 12 students per class

International Foundation Programme (one or two years, for international students only)

    • Business Pathway (Business, Economics)
    • Science Pathway (Biology and Chemistry)

One or Two Term Programmes
Students who wish to only access a course for a shorter period of time should contact us below to find out what subject options are available.

Video – A Levels Option

Video – A Levels Explained, Science or Business Options

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

For more information about this course please contact us here!

Football A Levels | International Foundation Programme, Football Academy