Course Information

Academy football team

The Academy football team, FCV Stamford, are an FA Charter Standard Club, competing in the National League U19 Youth Alliance, British Colleges U19 League and Midland Football U21 League, as well as local county FA tournaments.

Friendly fixtures are regularly arranged against Premier League and Football League opposition, whilst specific showcase matches are staged in front of Premier League and English Football League scouts, giving each student a chance to test and benchmark their development against professional clubs in England.

Each year, subject to EU funding, students in their second year can attend a two-week placement with a professional club in Europe. Placements in the past have taken place in Belgium and Sweden, enabling students to receive further training specific to European football, whilst enhancing opportunities of progression within the game.

Football activities

Away from the pitch itself, a number of activities are arranged to further enhance the students football development. Examples of some of these can include:

  • Guest speaker sessions with former professional footballers and managers.
  • Sessions about contracts with FIFA-approved Player Agents.
  • Expert coaching sessions from UEFA-qualified coaches.
  • Specialist goalkeeping sessions from UEFA-qualified coaches.
  • Filming of matches and post-match analysis.
  • Specific strength and conditioning sessions with qualified instructors including yoga.
  • Fitness monitoring and testing.
  • Membership to Rhino’s Elite strength and conditioning gym.
  • Physiotherapy sessions and first aid training.
  • Nutrition, health and lifestyle advice.
  • Team building activities.
  • Media Training. 
  • Opportunity to take FA Coaching badges and referee’s course.
  • Support with exit pathways and provision of references.


UK/EU based students

£24,995 (BTEC Level 3) £31,995 (English Language) £31,995 (Degree Course) - Per Year

International students

£29,995 (BTEC Level 3) £31,995 (English Language) £31,995 (Degree Course) - Per Year 

Day students

£12,995 (BTEC Level 3) £19,995 (English Language) £19,995 (Degree Course) - Per Year 

Distance Learning Courses

Fees on request - visit our distance learning page for more information.

How to join

FCV International Football Academy, in conjunction with it’s academic partner Loughborough College, is able to offer the opportunity for students to commence the full-time football programme and BTEC Sports Studies course starting in September or January each year.

It is easy to register – simply follow the process below:

Complete and return the Taster Day form to

If you are unable to attend a Taster Day then please send your video footage and references from a qualified coach to

Please remember to pay the £75 registration fee when returning the form.

Also email us details of your current / latest academic course including grades, subjects studied and, if applicable, a copy of your IELTS test. Please note this must be a IELTS for UKVI academics.

Once we have been able to successfully evaluate you we will then offer you a place and take through the next stage of the process.