Football boarding school in Manchester and Ellesmere, UK

International Foundation Year + Football

About the International Foundation Year + Football Course

  • Suitable for age 16+
  • Students will have academic classes each weekday from 9.00am until 12.40pm at the Abbey College Manchester campus.
  • 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.
  • 3 to 5 football training sessions per week

International Foundation Year Course Options

Two or three 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.

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

Accomodation

Standard Homestay

  • Half board Monday – Friday, full board at weekends.
  • Sharing bathroom with the hosts.
  • Sunday arrival and departure.

Student Residence

  • Self catering.
  • Private en-suite bedroom, living room and kitchend shared in an apartment with 3-7 other students.