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How To Join The Football Academy

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  • About The Football Academy
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The FootballCV Academy welcomes students from around the world.

International Students

With a team of residential wardens available 24 hours a day, we take your safety and enjoyment very seriously, ensuring we create the best environment for you to achieve your academic and footballing goals. We will endeavour to answer any questions or queries you may have.

To ensure your arrival at the academy is as smooth as possible we can offer to arrange travel from the airport when you arrive in the UK. We will be able to help with opening a bank account, registering with local doctors and gaining employment whilst studying if necessary. Anything you need we will do our best to help.

Fees for International Players will be from £25,995 for students wishing to study one of the college courses on offer. Fees for students not wishing to study will be £20,995. This will include all coaching, kits, equipment, tutoring, coaching, entertainment, excursions, guest speakers, accommodation and meals for seven days a week.

Please note: The English FA does have certain rules regarding clearance for International players which may affect players being eligible to play.

Your step by step guide to joining us

Two year full-time Course

  1. Student will need to attend an Open Day and if successful we will then send out an official offer.
  2. Accept the offer by completing relevant forms, terms & conditions and return with first instalment of fees by the deadline set.
  3. Confirm if you require a tier 4 student visa and how to obtain one.
  4. If you require a student visa, it is likely you will need to prove your knowledge of English Language, this can be done through arranging and sitting a recognised qualification such as the IELTS test.
  5. The College will conduct an interview (face to face or Skype) with College curriculum staff to ensure it is the appropriate course and you understand the course content. Once this has been completed satisfactory the College will proceed with the CAS application to issue you the visa.
  6. Apply for a visa if required through relevant embassy.
  7. Complete and return further Academy registration forms as instructed.
  8. Make Travel Arrangements.
  9. Inform FootballCV Academy of Visa confirmation (if applicable) and travel arrangements. Please note Airport Transfers can be arranged for you.
  10. Join Academy.

One year full-time English Language Course

  1. Student will need to attend an Open Day and if successful we will then send out an official offer.
  2. Accept the offer by completing relevant forms, terms & conditions and return with first instalment of fees by the deadline set.
  3. Confirm if you require an extended student visitor visa and how to obtain one.
  4. Supply FootballCV Academy with required evidence (as instructed by the Academy) for them to issue you with an English Course confirmation letter.
  5. Apply for a visa if required through relevant embassy.
  6. Complete and return further Academy registration forms as instructed by the deadlines set.
  7. Make Travel Arrangements.
  8. Inform FootballCV Academy of Visa confirmation (if applicable) and travel arrangements. Please note Airport Transfers can be arranged for you.
  9. Attend Academy.

Open Day or Taster Day

  1. Find out if you require a visa and how to obtain the correct one.
  2. Complete and return the relevant booking form with £50 deposit.
  3. Once payment is confirmed we will send out a confirmation letter.
  4. Apply for a visa if required through relevant embassy.
  5. Make travel arrangements.
  6. Inform FootballCV Academy of Visa confirmation and travel arrangements. Please note Airport Transfers can be arranged for you.
  7. Attend event.
  8. If successful we will then send out an official offer.

Short Course

  1. Find out if you require a visa and how to obtain the correct one.
  2. Select dates and contact FootballCV Academy to make booking.
  3. Once payment is confirmed we will send out a confirmation letter.
  4. Apply for a visa if required.
  5. Make travel arrangements.
  6. Inform FootballCV Academy of Visa confirmation and travel arrangements. Please note Airport Transfers can be arranged for you.
  7. Attend course.

English Language Course (1 – 4 weeks)

  1. Find out if you require a visa and how to obtain the correct one.
  2. Select dates and contact FootballCV Academy to make booking.
  3. Once payment is confirmed we will send out a confirmation letter.
  4. Apply for a visa if required.
  5. Make travel arrangements.
  6. Inform FootballCV Academy of Visa confirmation and travel arrangements. Please note Airport Transfers can be arranged for you.
  7. Attend course.

Gap Year

  1. Student will need to attend an Open Day and if successful we will then send out an official offer.
  2. Accept the offer by completing relevant forms, terms & conditions and return with first instalment of fees by the deadline set.
  3. Complete and return further Academy registration forms as instructed.
  4. Confirm if you require a visa, which one is most suitable and how to obtain one.
  5. If you require a student visa, it is likely you will need to prove your knowledge of English Language, this can be done through arranging and sitting a recognised qualification such as the IELTS test.
  6. Supply FootballCV Academy with required evidence (as instructed by the Academy) for them to support your visa application through written documentation (if required).
  7. Apply for a visa if required through relevant embassy.
  8. Complete and return further Academy registration forms as instructed.
  9. Make Travel Arrangements.
  10. Inform FootballCV Academy of Visa confirmation (if applicable) and travel arrangements. Please note Airport Transfers can be arranged for you.
  11. Join Academy.

Group Visits

These are tailor made to your needs, contact us to make arrangements and get started.

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.