Join FCV Academy full-time in January 2020

FCV International Football Academy is offering a full-time football and education course starting in January 2020.

Students will develop both on and off the pitch as they train daily with our UEFA A coaching staff while completing a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence). 

The academy’s intensive training programme has been designed to enhance every individual’s game and students will take part in competitive matches each week. Our goal is to leave students fully prepared for the technical and physical demands of being a professional player.

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport is a two-year course, requiring 15 hours of study per week, which is fitted in around the football training. The course explores different areas of employment in the sports sector, and is perfect for those aspiring to a career in football.

The education side of our full-time course is provided through our partnership with Loughborough College. Students will have the opportunity to use the facilities at the college as well as having access to our on-site study centre, giving them a quiet place to complete their academic work.

Our full-time programme is fully residential, and players will stay at the Garden House in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

If you are interested in joining FCV Academy full-time from January 2020 simply email ‘ It is easy to register although we do recommend International Students allow at least 6 weeks for the Visa process.

Once registering you will be asked to complete the following steps:

  • Complete and return the Taster Day Form
  • If you are unable to attend a Taster Day then please send your video footage and references from a qualified coach to ‘’
  • Pay the £75 registration fee when returning the form.
  • Provide us with details of your latest academic course including grades, subjects studied and, if applicable, a copy of your IELTS test. Please note this must be an IELTS for UKVI academics


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


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.



FCV International Football Academy also offer short courses designed to give players an experience of what life is like at the Academy. All short courses are fully residential using the same boarding house accommodation as the full-time Academy players, and optional extras such as English Language lessons can be provided.



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

FourFourTwoFinal Third Sports Media


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