MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL ACADEMY
TWO-YEAR FOOTBALL AND EDUCATION COURSE FOR 16-18 YEAR OLDS RECRUITING NOW FOR THE 2017/18 SEASON!
WHAT IS THE PROGRAMME OF STUDY?
The main programme of study is the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, which covers a wide variety of modules that focus on both practical and theoretical aspects of sports, and opens up opportunities for our scholars to engage in a diverse range of sporting pursuits and applied projects during their time with us.
HOW IS THE COURSE DELIVERED?
The Academy offers flexibility to learning, which allows our scholars to take part in three intensive days of educational learning and sports training per week, leaving the other days free for work experience, enrichment placements, one-to-one tutorials, fitness pursuits and distance learning opportunities.
All scholars are assigned to a designated pastoral mentor, and will be taught by fully qualified, experienced and industry-based tutors, coaches and instructors. Opportunities will also be made available for our scholars to work with sports industry professionals and mentors during their time with us.
For scholars who do not possess a Grade C or above in Maths and English at GCSE, it is an Academy requirement that they carry out additional study with Onside to pass the Level 2 Functional Skills exams or GCSE re-sits in both subjects, so if this is you, get revising now!
Support is given to scholars throughout the course in their pursuit of application to Higher Education/University, engagement with employment and progression to playing higher level football – at home or abroad!
During our progressive seasons as an Academy, our scholars have taken on opportunities to work towards further qualifications with Onside in the following areas:
FA/1st4Sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football (including Emergency Aid and Safeguarding qualifications)
FA/1st4Sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football
Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction
Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
NVQ Level 2 Activity Leadership
NVQ Level 3 Sports Development
All of our scholars have had the opportunity to play progressive and higher level football under the watchful eyes of a range of local semi-professional teams. Every single one of our players are given opportunities to play in ‘Soccer Showcases’ across England, thanks to our friends and colleagues at Soccer Showcase and SoccerIcon USA, as well as representation in a wide range of local and national tournaments.
WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?
As a Registered Training Provider, Onside Education know that school leavers – and even current college students – have many choices available to them for their future pathways.
So, if you’re
• Passionate about playing football at a progressive level
• Leaving school (or looking to switch colleges) with either 5 x GCSE grades A*- C (including Maths and English) or a BTEC Level 2/3 equivalent
• Looking to further your education, qualifications and experience in the field of sport, coaching and leadership
… You need to be making Manchester International Football Academy YOUR CHOICE for September 2017!
WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?
The Academy, powered by Onside Education, offers traditional qualifications in a non-traditional environment, and is based full time out of the impressive Salford Sports Village complex, where we are spoilt for choice with access to top class facilities and professional colleague support.
In addition, The Academy supports scholars with the chance to progress through a range of coaching, fitness and leadership qualifications to support their development. These additional vocational qualifications afford our scholars the opportunity to develop and apply practical skills in a professional working context.
Scholars at The Academy will also have the added advantage of training with / playing under the name and brand of MIFA, playing primarily in weekly matches against a range of teams from within a wealth of leagues across the North West of England. These midweek fixtures mean that our scholars are still eligible to play for their existing teams in the evenings or weekends if they wish.
Our Academy programme is committed to providing a first-class education within a professional vocational setting. All Onside staff are highly qualified and industry experienced, with some joining us from having worked within a range of Premier League and Football League clubs during their impressive careers.
Express your interest NOW before somebody else snaps up YOUR place!
PLEASE CALL CHRIS MASON, ACADEMY MANAGER, FOR AN INFORMAL CHAT ON 07550 082 758 OR EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
TO EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST FOR THE 2017/18 SEASON!