English Lessons + Football
You dream of training in a professional football academy. It would be chance to see how far you could go.
Would you love to improve your English language skills, but also want to be the best football player that you can be? You can do both at IHM Football Academy.
Your confidence whilst speaking English will grow day by day. It feels great to make friends, in English, with other young footballers, just like you, from all over the world. Living, studying and playing football in Manchester, the home of English football, is like a dream come true!
At IHM you can take English language classes every morning in our accredited English language school and then join our football coaching sessions with our professionally qualified coaches every afternoon.
IHM Football Academy will help you to be the best player and the best person that you can be:
– Be coached by UEFA qualified coaches
– Earn the chance to trial with Spanish & Portuguese professional clubs
- 10 hours per week football coaching
- Match play (subject to availability in the closed season)
- 15 houurs per week of classroom based English language lessons in-house (International House Manchester (British Council accredited school)
- Supervised creation of an individual player profile / career cv
- Entry to “The IHM Coaching Panel” – opportunities for pro club trials, US soccer scholarships, further or higher education
- IHM kit pack: 2 training kits (shirt, shorts, socks), 1 tracksuit, 1 red polo shirt
- Gym membership
- Standard homestay accommodation
- Airport transfers on arrival and departure (Manchester airport)
- Registration fees
The IHM Coaching Panel
Sitting twice a year, once in December and again in June, our panel will consider the merits of each IHM student player who has:
1 submitted a complete player profile (we will guide you)
2 consistently demonstrated the correct mental attitude and displayed good character at all times
3 engaged in all classroom tasks and activities
4 demonstrated appropriately high football skills and fitness
The Panel will then decide whether to recommend the player attends professional football club trials in Portugal or Spain.
The Panel will consist of the IHM senior coaching team.
Summer 2021 Dates
Minimum course duration is 2 weeks.
Start any Monday from: Monday 5th July 2021 Finish any Saturday. Final day Saturday 28th August 2021
NB – Student players can also start any Monday from Monday 6 September – We are open ALL YEAR ROUND
When enrolling and attending the IH Manchester English + football programme, you are enrolling on an educational study programme as a full time student. Therefore, any students who are attending the programme from outside of the EU and have been granted leave to enter the UK by a student visa are not allowed to access public funds nor are they allowed to work in the UK, either paid or unpaid.
Working would include playing professional football for a club in the UK or amateur football for an amateur FA registered football club. Throughout the programme IH Manchester arrange a variety of experiences for students to attend scouting opportunities with clubs in the UK. Should a non EU visa student be successful in being scouted by a professional or amateur club in the UK, it would be the responsibility of the club and the individual player to ensure that they have secured the relevant UK work visa and permissions for this. We also only recommend doing this following the successful completion of the student’s course of study and with full compliance with the terms of their UK student visa.