Term Dates


Term One

  • Monday 09 Sept 19 – Arrive at Academy
  • Tuesday 10 Sept 19 – Term starts
  • Thursday 19 Dec 19 - Parents Meetings / Academy closes for Christmas

Term Two

  • Sunday 05 Jan 20 - Arrive at Academy
  • Monday 06 Jan 20 - Term starts
  • Friday 03 Apr 20 - Academy closes for Easter

Term Three

  • Sunday 19 April 20 - Arrive at Academy
  • Monday 20 Apr 20 - Term starts
  • Friday 22 May 20 - Academy closes for Summer at the close of the season

Please note:

Academy opening and closing times through the year, players are expected to arrive at the times stated and will not be available for collection until the Academy closing times at the end of term.

During the year players will be allowed to leave the Academy for the weekends unless specifically requested to stay, prior notice will be given to any players specifically required to stay over on a weekend. Players will be allowed to leave the Academy after training/matches on a Saturday morning, this is usually around midday. Under special circumstances, players may be allowed to leave earlier on a Friday evening, following training at approximately 5pm.  All players leaving for the weekend must return by 10pm on a Sunday evening.

During term three there will be a May Day Bank Holiday on Monday 4th May, for those players wishing to return home this weekend they will not be required to return until 10pm on Monday evening. The Academy will be open as normal though for any player wishing to stay over for that weekend, although no college lessons will take place on that Monday.

Players may be required to attend some days at college to sit exams or extra study periods; these will be confirmed in due course.

Any players wishing to stay out of term time would have to arrange accommodation themselves.


For further information on the FCV International Football Academy courses please contact:

+44 (0)1933 420000 (option 1)


We also hold regular Open Days at the Academy in Stamford.

For more detailed information on how to join the FCV International Football Academy you can check out our student guide, our FAQ or read our Academy Prospectus.


Not sure which course to choose? Browse through our course guides below to give you an insight into all the education opportunities at the International Football Academy.

BTEC Level 3 Sports Diploma at the Academy

BTEC Level 3 Sports Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence).

English Language Programme at the Academy

English Language Programme

English Language Football Programmes for players aged 16 and over from around the world.

AS and A Level at the Academy

AS and A Level

A variety of qualifications are available, aimed at meeting the individual needs of the student.

Blended Learning Sports Degrees

Blended Learning Sports Degrees

The FCV International Football Academy offers the opportunity to study either a BA (Hons) Sport Management or BSc Sport Coaching degree.

Distance Learning Courses

Distance Learning Courses

The FCV International Football Academy provide various education options and work closely with the students and their families to determine the right option for them.


FCV International Football Academy are proud to work with the following education partners.

Loughborough CollegeStamford Academy


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