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Football Academy Full-Time Course

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Our full-time programme is a two year football and academic course for 16 to 19 year olds dedicated to producing professional players whilst also providing educational courses.

The FootballCV Academy opened in 2007 as the UK’s first private football international academy and has seen hundreds of students attend and many go on to a successful football career.

The Academy’s full time programme combines a football academy lifestyle of designated football training throughout a typical week, alongside the opportunity to study further educational courses. This gives students a nurturing environment and sport specific platform to progress their talent development both on and off the football pitch.

What's included:

  • Training sessions and matches led by a staff of highly qualified UEFA coaches, including ex professional players and managers. Sessions focus on improving a student’s individual technique, as well as tactical awareness and understanding of the game.
  • Competitive matches representing FCV Reds, a FA Charter Standard Club, in a National Youth League, County FA Competitions, Under 21 league and Mens Reserve League.
  • Trial matches in front of major club scouts.
  • Friendlies against Premiership and Football league opposition.
  • Sessions with former pro-footballers and managers.
  • Seminars covering contracts with a FIFA-approved Player's Agent.
  • Specialist goalkeeping sessions from UEFA qualified coaches - Physiotherapy sessions / first aid training.
  • Sessions with a Strength and Conditioning coach.
  • Psychological assessments.
  • Nutrition, health & lifestyle advice.
  • Excursions to see Premier League and Football League matches.
  • Team building activities.
  • Opportunity to take FA Coaching Badges and Referee's course.

Academic courses include the opportunity to study for the BTEC Level 3 Diploma, ‘A’ or ‘AS’ levels or English Language and Degree programmes.

See the full range of academic courses at the Academy.

All welfare, meals and excursions are catered for and assistance for International students provided in relation to VISA’s, opening bank accounts, airport transfers and more.

If you feel you or your son has the ability, talent and desire to play the game professionally whilst also gaining an English education then the next two years at the FootballCV Academy could prove to be the most important two years of his life.

How Do I Join?

For further information on the FootballCV Academy courses please contact:

For more detailed information on how to join you can check out our guides for UK/EU students and International students or read our Academy Prospectus.

How to find the Football Academy

Finding us is very straightforward - we are on High Street, St. Martin's, which is part of the main north/south road through Stamford. The Garden House Hotel is located at the south edge of town adjacent to the A43 junction. Entry to the car park (inside the walled gardens) is from Pinfold Lane off the A43 at the rear of the hotel.