Football + BTEC 16+

Football + BTEC 16+

Dedicate yourself full-time to developing your football skills, showcasing your talent to professional clubs and continuing your education. You will live the professional football academy experience in Manchester, the home of English football, having BTEC lessons every morning and professional football training each afternoon.

IH Manchester will provide you with a carefully selected local homestay host. Or if you are over 18 years old, you can choose to live in an independent self-catering  student residence (depending on availability).

Below you will see all the opportunities that we give you to be scouted by a professional football club. If you are serious about football and your future career as a professional player, contact us now to organise a visit / or trial week at our academy.

Minimum age 18
Maximum class size 20
BTEC lessons per week 18 hours
Football training per week 10 hours
Dates 16th January 2017 – 16th June 2017                                                                        17th July 2017 – 15th December 2017 Please click here to see school holidays
Duration 1 week – 22 weeks
Accommodation options Standard homestay accommodation (half board Mon-Fri, full board at weekends) Students may share a twin room with another player on the football programme
Kit Bundle 1 tracksuit, 2 training kits, 2 polo shirts, 1 hoodie
Airport transfers On arrival and departure, Manchester or Liverpool airport
Insurance GuardMe travel insurance – full details available on request

Question about our football programme? Get in touch!

Football Training – Technical

Simple repetitive drills will be introduced to ensure that players can master the basic skills of the game. These sessions will continue over the season to ensure steady improvement. Many players continue with training drills in order to maintain their level of skill. David Beckham famously practised free kicks alone after training each day. Adopting good habits in your training is key. Players are also encouraged to understand the importance of warming up and cooling down and are expected to quickly take personal responsibility for their warm up. Self-guided learning was introduced in the 2014/2015 season and is valuable to every player’s individual technical development. These comprise of short periods of time at the beginning or end of each session where all players are asked to choose an area of their game that they wish to work on. The choice is based around the skill targets set in tutorials and coaching sessions. During this time players are given the time to work at their own pace and the coaches are on hand to assist and advise if needed.

Football Training – Tactical

Team play and tactics are an important part of the game. Being part of the Academy means being part of the team and competing weekly in competitive fixtures. Our coaches will work on tactical elements of the English game. The players will begin to develop their tactical awareness; including shape, movement, set plays, defending and attacking as a team. These elements of training will be worked on both on the pitch, where players will receive lectures on the English game, what to expect, the laws of the game and both basic and complex tactics. Throughout the season the team will film as many fixtures and training sessions as possible for post-match analysis. This is a great opportunity for players to reflect on and discuss their performance and identify exactly where they need to improve.

BTEC Sub Diploma and Diploma in Sport Performance and Excellence

As well as football coaching, equal importance is given to academic study. Players are enrolled onto the Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Sub Diploma in Sport Performance and Excellence. Players will study the following modules:-

– Principles of anatomy and physiology

– Physiology of fitness

– Fitness testing

– Training and Programming

– Assessing risk in sport

– Psychology of sport

– Technical and tactical aspects of sport

All these modules link directly to all the practical elements of this program and are designed to allow the players to continue their education. Academically strong students can be guided towards higher level academic qualifications after successful completion of this initial gateway course.

The academic component of the program is of great importance. Successful completion of the BTEC qualifications allow players to access Higher Education either directly or by a Foundation programme. The completion of an undergraduate degree in Sport Science allows students to have maintain career choices in sport or football related industries. The course modules have also been carefully selected in order to compliment and reinforce all aspects of the football training, fitness and competitive match play programme.

BTEC Sub Diploma in Sport

Course duration 22 weeksStart January or July
Level of qualification NQF Level 3 – Equivalent to 1 Advanced level qualification
Entry requirements UK and EEA Students:5 GCSEs A*-C to include English language

A BTEC First Diploma – Level 2 qualification in Sports Studies or a related discipline (merit/distinction profile)

Level 2 NVQ in Sports, or a related subject

English language assessment

International Students:

As above, or, equivalent international qualification PLUSIELTS 5.5 or equivalent in English LanguageORYou can take a pre-sessional English language course with us to allow you to reach this level

Core Units Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport, The Physiology of Fitness, Assessing Risk in Sport, Fitness Testing form Sport & Exercise, Sports Nutrition, Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport, Sports Coaching
Academic pathway/progression  Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence
Career prospects  Job opportunities include: professional football, sports/football coach, PE teacher, sports development, fitness professional, sports media.

BTEC Diploma in Sport

Course duration 44 weeks in total (22 week sub diploma plus additional 22 week term)Start January or July
Level of qualification NQF Level 3 – Equivalent to 2 Advanced level qualification
Entry requirements UK and EEA Students: 5 GCSEs A*-C to include Mathematics and ( we only ask for Maths for Sport & Exercise Sciences) English language A BTEC First Diploma – Level 2 qualification in Sports Studies or a related discipline (merit/distinction profile) Level 2 NVQ in Sports, or a related subject English language assessment
Core Units Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport, The Physiology of Fitness, Assessing Risk in Sport, Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise, Sports Nutrition, Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport, Sports Coaching, Fitness Training and Programming, Psychology for Sports Performance, The Athlete’s Lifestyle, Sports Injuries, Analysis of Sports Performance, Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
Academic pathway/progression -Foundation degree in Sport and Exercise Science-University BA (Hons) Degree related to Sport
Career prospects Job opportunities include: professional football, sports/football coach, PE teacher, sports development, fitness professional, sports media.

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64-72 Spring Gardens
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M2 2BQ

Tel: +44 1452 619021
Email : marketing@ihmanchester.com

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